Senator Melinda Bush asks a question during a Senate committeeSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) advanced a measure yesterday to provide seniors additional protections from door-to-door home repair scams.

“We’ve seen cases where people have posed as city inspectors or police officers and used scare tactics to pressure seniors into making costly and unnecessary home repairs,” Bush said. “This bill will give seniors more time to cancel home repair contracts, making them less likely to fall victim to financial scams.”

Under the measure, anyone 65 years or older who purchases home repair or remodeling services from an uninvited solicitor may cancel the contract within 15 business days. Currently, the cancellation period is three days.

“Too often, seniors are targeted for financial scams, especially at times when they’re most vulnerable, like after a natural disaster,” Bush said. “This measure gives seniors more time to review contracts and consider whether costly home repair or remodeling services are necessary.”

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Today, students from Grayslake Middle School and River Trail School came to the Capitol to participate in Tech Day 2019. They showcased their work on transforming student and teacher communication and live broadcast and video production. STEM education is so important. It was great to see these bright young people in Springfield.

Senator Bush with a Grayslake Middle School student on Tech Day 2019

Senator Bush with a Grayslake Middle School student on Tech Day 2019

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GRAYSLAKE – State lawmakers heard from local elected officials, educators and stakeholders on transportation and infrastructure needs in Lake County today during a Senate capital hearing.

The hearing, hosted by State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake), marked the seventh stop on the lawmakers’ statewide tour to hear about local infrastructure concerns and discuss a potential statewide construction plan.

“What we heard today was not a surprise to me,” Bush said. “When it comes to infrastructure, road congestion is the biggest problem in Lake County. We’ve seen a major population boom in Lake County, but our infrastructure hasn’t kept up with that growth.”

The Senate Subcommittee on Capital heard from five panels, including representatives from the County of Lake, local mayors, educators, transportation and business stakeholders.

Local leaders highlighted that Lake County’s infrastructure does not meet the needs of the growing population and the urgency of expanding Route 120.

“It’s time to invest in our infrastructure,” Bush said. “I’m proud that so many local leaders came out today and voiced their support for a capital bill. We all need to work together to fight for capital funding for Lake County.”

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May neighborhood office hours

Senator Melinda Bush's office will host neighborhood office hours in May at the following locations:

Round Lake Area Library, 906 Hart Rd, Round Lake
Tuesday, May 7th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Zion-Benton Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave, Zion
Tuesday, May 14th, 6:00 - 8:00pm

Zion Township Office, 1015 27th St, Zion
Wednesday, May 29th, 2:30 - 4:30pm

If you have a state-related issue that you need assistance with, or have any questions or concerns, stop by one of these events.

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