DECATUR, Ill. – Two workshops are being held to assist those needing help completing their census forms.
The workshops, hosted by state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, will be held Tuesday, June 30, at the Decatur Public Library, 130 N. Franklin St., and Wednesday, July 1, at the Boys and Girls Club of Decatur, 859 N. Jasper St.
Both workshops run from 8:30 to 10 a.m.
“Local participation in the census is critical, as the results will determine the federal funding our area receives for our health, our children’s education, and our job-creating infrastructure over the next decade,” said Scherer. “With the deadline to complete the census approaching, I want to ensure our communities receive the funding they deserve for our schools, hospitals, roads, emergency and public safety services and many other resources.”
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, received an endorsement from
the Associated Firefighters of Illinois (AFFI) this week.
“It is such an honor and very humbling to be endorsed by the Associated Firefighters of Illinois (AFFI). They were the first group to endorse me in 2012 and it is such an honor that they have stayed with me throughout. Their needs are close to my heart, we work well together,” Scherer said. In a letter addressed to State Rep. Sue Scherer, the firefighters said, “Your support of issues affecting professional firefighters in Illinois earned your this endorsement…We wish you the best in your campaign and look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead.” Scherer said, “I am very grateful for my friendship with Chuck Sullivan and for the support of the entire legislative committee.”
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, encourages all eligible Illinois residents to apply for the Senior Citizens Assessment Freeze Homestead Exemption. This exemption freezes property taxes for senior citizens who own a home and have a household income of $65,000 or less. This program must be applied for annually. Scherer has posted further details on her Friends of Sue Scherer Facebook page.
“This program provides help to so many senior citizens. Often, when an elderly person goes into an assisted living facility, their spouse left at home can’t afford to pay the bills. Property taxes are difficult for even the most financially stable households to pay, so for senior citizens it only makes sense that they have this burden reduced. I encourage all eligible Illinois residents to apply for this program.”
Sheriffs of Illinois PAC Announce “Sheriffs’ Star” Award Recipients
Springfield, Ill. — Sheriffs of Illinois PAC today announce its “Sheriffs’ Star” legislative endorsement for the 101stGeneral Assembly. The program is further engaging Illinois Sheriffs in the policy-making process. It is now more important than ever that law enforcement have legislators that value the protections and services provided by law enforcement.
“Legislators write and set the laws that we are expected to enforce. That relationship requires strong collaboration and communication between law enforcement and all legislators. We all want safe communities and the best for all Illinois citizens,” Chairman Dwight Baird (Kendall County Sheriff) said. “It is our hope that this endorsement process can help further nurture that important dialogue. It certainly is my distinct privilege to announce our inaugural “Sheriffs’ Star” recipients today.”
The Sheriffs of Illinois PAC is a bipartisan and voluntary political fund. This program offers support to politicians who stand up for Sheriffs and all of law enforcement in their effort to protect law abiding citizens. Politicians that demonstrate these aspects would be considered recipients of the “Sheriffs’ Star”.
“Our government was formed on citizen engagement and involvement. We believe that this program will include ongoing input from our winners. Their participation in ride-alongs with law enforcement will help further nurture and promote the goals we all have as elected officials,” said Chairman Baird. “I want to congratulate and thank these legislators for what they have done and their eagerness to be a part of this discussion.”
Hon. Sue Scherer
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, to host shred day. The event will be held Saturday, September 12th 8am-11am at 1301 E. Mound in Decatur. All participants will be required to follow Covid-19 guidelines
SPRINGFIELD ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER
State Representative Sue Scherer to host Community Blood Drive Saturday, September 26
Springfield, IL ‑ State Representative Sue Scherer will host a community blood drive from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, September 26 at 4965 S 2nd St., inside Bloodmobile
What: State Representative Sue Scherer Community Blood Drive
When: Saturday, September 26, 9:00 am ‑ 1:30 pm
Where: Bloodmobile, 4965 S 2nd St., Springfield, IL
Appointments: To donate, please contact Krista Hogan at (217) 877‑9636 or visit www.bloodcenter.org and use code 61230 to locate the drive.
1999 W Wabash Ave | Springfield, Illinois | (217) 753‑1530
Donor Eligibility Criteria: Potential donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission form available through www.bloodcenter.org) and weigh more than 110 pounds. A photo I.D. is required to donate. For questions about eligibility, please call the Central Illinois Community Blood Center at (800)747‑5401. Donors who last gave blood on or before 8/1/20 are eligible to give at this drive.
About Blood Donation: Blood donation is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to one hour. Individuals with diabetes or controlled high blood pressure may be accepted as eligible donors.
ABOUT CICBC: Central Illinois Community Blood Center is the provider of blood and blood components to more than 100 hospitals in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin. In your area, CICBC is the exclusive provider to Memorial Medical Center and HSHS St. John's Hospital.