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State Representative Sheri Jesiel was recently named the 2018 Legislator of the Year by the Illinois Psychological Association.

This year, Representative Jesiel sponsored legislation which was initiated by the IPA, and was signed into law by Governor Rauner. Jesiel’s bill, HB1853, creates a multi-state compact that enables psychologists and their patients to continue treatment during short-term out-of-state travel. The IPA recognized Rep. Jesiel for her support of this legislation, and her public and personal commitment to ensuring those with mental illness receive access to quality and affordable treatment.

“I am honored to receive this award, and to have the ability to advocate for those that need access to mental health services,” said Rep. Jesiel. “I look forward to continue working with the IPA to provide the best access to necessary mental health treatment for those that need it.”

The IPA was founded more than 60 years ago, and is the largest professional association of psychologists with over 1,200 Illinois members. The organization works to advance psychology as a science, profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare.

Representative Jesiel received her award at the IPA’s special awards luncheon at their annual convention in Schaumburg, which gathers hundreds of area psychologists.

Consumers Cooperative Association (CCA), the sponsor of Consumers Credit Union, is offering students the opportunity to earn one of fifteen $2,000 scholarships! The scholarship program is part of Association’s effort to support and invest in the youth of the community.

The scholarships are available for students scheduled to graduate high school in the spring of 2019. Applicants are evaluated on academic performance, financial need and leadership abilities, in addition to their involvement and activity within the local community.

Click here to download the application and find out more on how to apply.

The scholarship deadline is December 31, 2018.

State Representative Sheri Jesiel will be hosting a diaper drive to collect diapers for those in need in Lake County. The diapers will be given to Diaper Depot, a Diaper Bank Project of Catholic Charities Lake County, which facilitates diaper collection and distribution.

Diapers are an essential and often overlooked need for families who struggle financially. Diapers are expensive and safety net programs like WIL and SNAP do not cover their cost. In Fiscal Year 2016 Diaper Depot assisted 3,490 children by distributing 167,558 diapers to children of all religious, racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds throughout Lake County.

Help a family in need by donating a pack of diapers. Representative Jesiel’s office in Antioch will serve as the collection site: 959 N. Main Street, Suite 1. You can purchase and drop off at the Representative’s District Office, or order straight from Amazon and have them shipped to the office. With questions about the diaper drive, contact Rep. Jesiel’s office at (847) 395-8000.

The collection will be open through December 10th. You can find more information on Diaper Depot here.

ANTIOCH…State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) was recently named a “Champion of Free Enterprise” by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. This recognition is reflective of her favorable voting record according to the criteria determined by the Illinois Chamber over the previous two General Assemblies.

The Illinois Chamber’s Legislative Ratings tracks votes important to the state’s business community and grades legislators based on their support of pro-business issues during the two-year legislative period. The Chamber includes several bills important to their interests in their rankings. Representative Jesiel was one of 34 members of the Illinois House of Representatives and 13 members of the Illinois Senate to be honored with the award.

As a Champion of Free Enterprise, Jesiel has shown her support to furthering economic opportunities for the State and Illinois residents. “I am honored to receive this recognition and will continue to be an advocate for business growth and success in my district and for the State of Illinois,” said Jesiel.

The Representative looks forward to accepting her award in person with the local Chambers of Commerce in the coming weeks.

ANTIOCH – Join State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) for her next “Java with Jesiel” discussion on September 18th in Zion at It’s All Good Coffee.

This meet and greet style event is open to all 61st District residents who would like to meet Representative Jesiel to talk about issues facing our state and local communities. The discussion will be held from 6:30pm—7:30pm.


"Java with Jesiel”


Tuesday September 18th


It’s All Good Coffee
2780 Sheridan Road, Zion 60099

Rep. Jesiel regularly holds discussions with residents at various locations around the 61st District. Sign-up for her periodic e-newsletter to stay up-to-date about future discussions, here.

In addition to these regular discussions, residents are also always welcome to request a meeting at her district office located in Antioch. For additional information, visit or call 847-395-8000.
ANTIOCH –State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) is hosting an upcoming senior fair at the Antioch Township Center on Tuesday September 18th. The event is free, open to the public, and will run from 10am—noon.

This is the second senior fair Representative Jesiel has provided for her area senior citizens this year. This fair will feature three different seminars on: identity theft prevention, cancer prevention, and how to use your smartphone. In addition, there will be vendors from area businesses, organizations, and state agencies aimed at helping seniors in every aspect of their lives.

“This event is a great opportunity to learn more about resources and services available in our community, but also gain insight from the variety of seminars being offered,” said Jesiel. “Bringing all these vendors and information under one roof will help residents get the most out of their time.”

Representative Jesiel will be at the event to meet area residents and answer questions on state-related issues. The Representative encourages all interested senior citizens to attend the senior fair!

Light refreshments will be served. With questions about the upcoming event, contact Rep. Jesiel’s district office at (847) 395-8000. 

ANTIOCH…State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R- Winthrop Harbor) has launched a district wide photo contest, encouraging all constituents to showcase what they love most about the 61st District.

This is the first photo contest Rep. Jesiel has hosted, but she is looking forward to seeing the artistic and creative sides of her constituents.

“The 61st District has so much to offer, and I am looking forward to seeing the artistic talent of our community,” said Jesiel. “This is a great opportunity to showcase creativity but also show an appreciation for the beautiful community we all call home.”

Anyone who lives in Rep. Jesiel’s 61st district is welcomed and encouraged to participate. Only 5x7 photos will be accepted, and can include people or places in and around the District, but must be recent and original. Submissions will be accepted through October 1st. Contest Winner will be announced October 15th, and will receive 4 tickets to the Chicago Museum of their choice. You can mail or drop off printed photos with your submission form to Rep. Jesiel’s District Office: 959 N. Main Street, Suite 1, Antioch, 60002.

You can access the photo submission form here. With questions about the contest, contact Rep. Jesiel’s District Office at (847) 395-8000.