State Sen. Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst), a member of the legislative advisory council, along with fellow council members, state Reps. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) and Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale), presented an update on the group's research into state issues during a meeting Monday at Beacon Hill Retirement Community in Lombard.
“During the council’s Meeting of the Whole Oct. 5, we heard from each committee about its work since the first meeting in June,” Nybo said. “These council members are working closely with my office on the kind of in-depth research and significant information that can be the basis of legislation I can introduce before the General Assembly.”
The council's committee consists of members from Education, Health and Human Services, Energy and Environment, Seniors and Veterans, State Finances and Economic Growth, Transportation, and Business and Economic Expansion committees.
“The citizens who have volunteered their time and talents to these committees have an impressive depth of knowledge,” Breen said. “I am specifically impressed that their research includes a study into what other states are doing well with regard to key issues such as school funding, managed health care and economic growth.”
Bellock also said useful feedback is provided by local residents.
"As legislators, we are grateful for their input and look forward to building on the council’s success by actively bringing their ideas to Springfield to improve the quality of life for every family in Illinois," Bellock said.