Import canned foods in KobeRThis holiday season, food pantries across the county will be doing everything they can to make life a little better for families in need.

If you are interested in seeking assistance or donating, please consider contacting one of the local food pantries nearest you:

A Special Request from the Avon Community Food Pantry

The Avon Community Food Pantry is calling all volunteers!


In order to get food to hungry families, the Avon Community Food Pantry needs helping hands at their site each week.  The gift of a few hours of your time this holiday season could make all the difference in the world to those in need.



Welcome to my new legislative website. I am proud to serve as the State Senator from Illinois' 31st District, representing much of Central and Northern Lake County. I hope you find this site useful in keeping up-to-date with what is happening both in Lake County and in Springfield.

Please do not hesitate to contact my office with questions or ideas on ways I can better serve you in Springfield.


State Senator Melinda Bush
31st Legislative District

Tightened lending practices are preventing many first-time homebuyers from accessing the needed capital to buy a home.

Recently, the Illinois Housing Development Authority launched the Welcome Home Illinois program, which is a loan program to help make homeownership a reality for Illinois' first-time homebuyers.

Please visit for more information or click on the graphic below.

Welcome Home Illinois Infographic

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Springfield Office:
M122 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
Phone: (217) 782-7353

District Office:
10 N. Lake St., Suite 112
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 548-5631