Dear Neighbors,

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Diaper Drive! We donated over 1,000 diapers to the Madison County Diaper Bank and the Metro East Diaper Bank, which will help families in need in Madison and St. Clair Counties.

On September 17th I filed the DNR-Parks/Menstrual Products Bill (HB 4148), requiring menstrual products to be available at no cost in all restrooms in State Parks managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. I have continually advocated expanded access to menstrual hygiene products, including passing a new law that requires housing shelters to provide period products free of charge.

On October 15th there will be a public hearing at 2 p.m. at the National Corn to Ethanol Center at SIUe campus regarding redrawing of the congressional maps. This public hearing is an opportunity for residents to have input into the redraw process.  The proposed maps will be released in the coming weeks. More information can be viewed here.

I am creating my legislative agenda for the spring session this fall. I love hearing from the local residents regarding concerns and issues that may be able to be addressed by legislation.  You can contact my district office at 618.365.6650 or email at repkatiestuart@gmail.com with ideas for new bills or thoughts on my agenda.

Best,

Katie Stuart

State Representative 112th

As you all know, individuals over the age of two wear a mask while inside public spaces.  If you need to get vaccinated, you can find a clinic here. I encourage everyone to get the vaccine to combat this pandemic for good. I also encourage those who need it, to receive the booster shot. For Covid-19 related resources, please visit my website for more information.

        

NCERC Lab Tour

On September 27th, I toured the Industrial Biotechnology labs at the National Corn to Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. It was a great experience to learn about the research done at the lab to create new products, fuels and feed from renewable resources.

Scott Air Force Base Ceremony

On October 5th, I attended the Change of Command Ceremony at Scott Air Force Base. I am honored to have attended the ceremony and wish the new commander, General Mike Minihan who is succeeding General Jaqueline D. Van Ovost, and our service personnel the best.

FAFSA Workshop

Join me on October 13th for a Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Workshop at the Collinsville High School located at 2201 S Morrison Ave, Collinsville, IL 62234. This workshop will go over how to complete the FAFSA for your child, as well as other information regarding financial aid for college. For more information on the FAFSA please click here.

Primetime with Katie

I will be hosting a Prime Time with Katie on October 14th from 6pm to 7pm via zoom. Please come join me to speak about any issues or concerns that you may have. If you are interested, the zoom link is as follows: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88608682056.  

Coffee with Katie

I will be hosting a Coffee with Katie on October 22nd from 10am to 11am. I will be at Sacred Grounds Cafe located at 233 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025. Please come join me for coffee and discussion regarding your questions and concerns.

Senior Issues CAC

I will be hosting a Senior Issues Town Hall on October 25th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at the Collinsville Senior Center 420 E Main St., Collinsville, IL 62234. We will be discussing different issues that senior citizens face every day. I will also be giving an update on the legislation I passed regarding issues related to senior citizens this spring session.

Working Family Office Hours

I will be holding my monthly Working Family Office Hours on October 25th at 5pm - 7pm at my district office located at 105 Vandalia St. Unit #16, Collinsville, IL 62234. If you have any questions or concerns you would like me to address, please stop by my office to discuss these issues. Additionally, Individuals must wear a mask and are encouraged to call ahead.

Wellness on Wheels

On October 29th from 10am to 2pm, I will be hosting Wellness on Wheels at Caseyville Public Library 419 2nd St., Caseyville, IL 62232. This is a mobile medical unit and they will be taking blood pressure, doing HIV testing, Hep C screenings, and more. If you want to check that your health is up to the proper standards, I encourage you to join us.

I filed the DNR-Parks/Menstrual Products Bill (HB 4148) on September 17th. This bill amends the State Parks Act by requiring the Department of Natural Resources to provide free menstrual hygiene products in state park restrooms. The hygiene products would be available in any restroom facility under jurisdiction of the Department of Natural Resources. The hygiene products provided will be at no cost to the public.

I sponsored Senate Bill 815 (SB815) which creates the  Commission on Equitable Public University Funding Act and the Commission on Equitable Public University Funding. The Commission was created in order to recommend data-driven criteria to adequately fund public universities in Illinois. It will also evaluate the current funding methods being used to fund universities.        

Event

Date & Time

Location

ISCA FAFSA Workshop

October 13th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Collinsville High School, 2201 S Morrison Ave, Collinsville, IL 62234

Primetime with Katie

October 14th

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88608682056 

Coffee with Katie

October 22nd

10:00am - 11:00am

Sacred Grounds Cafe, 233 N Main St, Edwardsville, IL 62025

Senior Issues CAC

October 25th

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Collinsville Senior Citizens Center 420 E Main St., Collinsville, IL 62234

Working Family

Office Hours

October 25th

5:00pm - 7:00pm

105 Vandalia St. Unit #16,

Collinsville, IL 62234

Satellite Hours

October 28th

1:00pm - 4:00pm

City Hall 2000 Edison Ave,

Granite City, IL 62040

Wellness on Wheels

October 29th

10:00am - 2:00pm

Caseyville Public Library 419 2nd St., Caseyville, IL 62232

Email: repkatiestuart@gmail.com

Facebook: Representative Katie Stuart's Facebook

Website: https://repstuart.com

District Office: 2105 Vandalia St. Unit #16, Collinsville, IL 62234

Phone: (618) 365-6650

Hearing directly from residents allows me to focus my efforts and better represent our community to Springfield. If you have questions or comments about state or local issues, upcoming events, or this newsletter, feel free to let me know. You can fill out the survey here. Thank you for all of the support and feedback!