Rockford, IL... Two area lawmakers have been selected for a new panel addressing illegal gun trafficking in Illinois. State Representatives John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) and Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford) were appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) to serve on the new bipartisan task force charged with developing a comprehensive plan, including legislative proposals, to disrupt the flow of illegal guns in the State of Illinois.
Rockford – In response to the growing heroin epidemic among teens and young adults throughout the state of Illinois, the House Bipartisan Task Force on the Heroin Crisis will be holding a hearing Monday, July 7th from 9:00am – 12:00pm in Rockford at Rock Valley College (Woodward Technology Center, Rooms 117/119, located at 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114). Speakers will include the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office, Rockford Fire Department, Illinois Poison Center, Adult Redeploy Illinois, drug trafficking experts and others.
The task force is charged with studying the need for comprehensive legislation to address the concerns that this epidemic is generating on the part of both Illinois families and local law enforcement.
Machesney Park… State Representative John Cabello (R-Machesney Park) will host a free Children’s Safety Expo on June 21st to provide children and parents in the area with valuable health and safety information. The Expo will be at Marquette Elementary School, 8500 Victory Lane, Machesney Park, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 14th.
The Children’s Safety Expo will showcase a R.E.A.C.T. Medical Helicopter that will fly in at 9:30 a.m. and depart at 11:30 a.m., in addition kids will have the chance to participate in a ‘touch a truck’ exhibit, and explore health and safety information from dozens of local and state organizations.
For more information, contact Rep. Cabello at (815) 282-0083 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit his website at www.johncabello.org to learn more about this event or other legislative issues in our community.