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Special Thanks to AT&T for sponsoring this event.
State Representative Sheri Jesiel held a successful paper shredding event last weekend in Beach Park.

The Representative hosted the event to give local residents a free and easy opportunity to destroy personal documents they may have at home, to help prevent identity theft and fraud. Shredding documents to ensure personal information and data is destroyed is now more important than ever, with identity theft and fraud continually on the rise. Rep. Jesiel has provided a paper shredding event for her constituents annually to remind residents to take the extra step to protect their information.

Countless residents were able to come to the event to meet their State Representative, and take advantage of this great service! The end result was over 2500 pounds of shredded paper, which will be safely recycled.

If you are concerned about identity theft and feel your information has been compromised, the Illinois Attorney General has created an identity theft hotline. You can call the hotline number, or visit the website for more information on identity theft in Illinois here.

ANTIOCH – State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) was recently named as the Spokesperson for the Appropriations Elementary and Secondary Education Committee in the House of Representatives.

The committee is comprised of 21 members in the House, and will be tasked with hearing legislation related to education policy and funding.

Rep. Jesiel has been a strong advocate on education issues throughout her tenure in the House and it has remained a top priority for the Representative in the 100th General Assembly. Rep. Jesiel was supportive of the state’s balanced budget that was passed this spring, especially the prioritized spending for K-12 and increased higher education funding.

She looks forward to using her expertise in accounting and passion for education to help determine the best practices to further education equitably and adequately for all Illinois students.

“I am honored to be named the Spokesperson of this committee, and am ready to get to work to put our State in the best position to provide quality education to all Illinois residents,” said Jesiel.

Illinois House committees will next meet during Fall Veto Session, which begins November 13th for the General Assembly.
The Illinois State Police Merit Board is currently processing applications for Cadet Class 129, tentatively scheduled for April, 2019. In order to be considered for Cadet Class 129, the Merit Board must receive a completed application and required documentation by August 15, 2018.

The Illinois State Police has fostered and served with a reputation for integrity, service and pride since its inception. Their functions include protecting life and property, enforcing both criminal laws and motor vehicle safety laws, responding to emergencies and disasters and providing a myriad of diverse specialized services to both the public and the criminal justice community.

If you are interested in being a part of the Illinois State police, you can apply online at:

To find out more about the recruitment process, you can access the ISP recruitment video here.

State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) is hosting a free document shredding event on Saturday, August 11 in conjunction with the Townships of Antioch, Benton, Lake Villa, Newport, Warren and Zion. The event will be held at Beach Park Middle School on N. Green Bay Road in Beach Park from 9a.m. to 11a.m.

“For anyone who needs to clean out the file cabinet and dispose of those sensitive documents you can’t safely throw away anymore, this is a great opportunity,” said Jesiel. “My staff will be available to unload documents and have them immediately shredded.”

Residents of the 61st District 

Document Shredding 

Saturday, August 11 
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Beach Park Middle School 
40667 N. Green Bay Road
Beach Park, Illinois
One of the local issues that has come to my attention is the situation with the Zion landfill. As some may already know, many residents living in the area surrounding the landfill have registered complaints about odor, noise and debris related to the Advanced Disposal landfill. In addition, Advanced Disposal recently purchased more land with the intention of expanding the landfill over the course of the next decade. In response, several residents have started a campaign to oppose any expansion. After contacting the Illinois EPA on behalf of residents, I was informed that, currently, Advanced Disposal is not in violation of any state regulations, but they are continuing to monitor the situation. Should Advanced Disposal pursue an expansion, it would require a lengthy permitting and review process on both the local and state levels.

If you would like to learn more about this issue, the Lake County News-Sun has a detailed report, Click Here. For information about the local group opposing an expansion of the landfill, Click Here.
Join Rep. Jesiel on July 28 for the Mainstreet Boomers and Beyond Conference and Expo, a fun, free morning of resources focused specifically on the needs and concerns of those aged 50+ and their families. The Expo will feature informational seminars on topics such as safety, aging in place, medicare and more.

Enjoy education and raffles throughout the morning.

Registration is not required but encouraged. RSVP ahead of time to be entered for a chance to win a $50 Jewel gift card.

Visit exhibitors in the Resource Fair from 9 a.m.- 1p.m. and attend up to three educational seminars!