Photos: This Week in the 89th District

This week House Minority Leader Tony McCombie traveled around the 89th District Community…and the state! Her visits included great stops to community based organizations, events, meetings with constituents and more…

First up was a visit to the Viper mine in Elkhart Illinois. House Minority Leader Tony McCombie was joined by State Rep. Dan Ugaste and Deputy Minority Leader Norine Hammond. The group got to go 300 feet underground and traveled five miles to where the mining was being done, where they witnessed the mining technology employed including safety tech that disables machinery when a person gets too close.

Illinois has 15% of our nation’s recoverable coal reserves. Despite this, McCombie and her fellow lawmakers also got to learn about the increasing economic difficulties Illinois Coal mines are facing.

There was a community meeting with the Birth to Five Illinois. The organization’s mission is to create a statewide regional infrastructure that will amplify input from communities in the development of policies and funding priorities. This week’s meeting laid out their community action plan.

Leader McCombie spoke this week at the Associated Firefighters of Illinois’ 44th Biennial Convention. The event was hosted by Naperville Professional Firefighters and drew over 400 firefighters from all across the state for great discussions on issues impacting their profession.

The Office of House Minority Leader Tony McCombie hosted mobile office hours this week in Orangeville.

McCombie’s Office has hosted regular events like this throughout her tenure to help accommodate constituents across the 89th legislative district, which includes all of Carroll and Jo Daviess counties, as well as parts of Stephenson, Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, and DeKalb counties. Reaching every corner of her legislative district remains a priority for Leader McCombie, and she looks forward to making the services of her office accessible to everyone at future mobile office hours opportunities!

Leader McCombie also met with the Mayor of Shorewood, Clarence ‘CC’ DeBold.