MurphyHolidayCardsforSeniorsFBDES PLAINES – To help older adults stay connected with their community and spread cheer this holiday season, State Senator Laura Murphy is collecting holiday cards for residents at local long-term care facilities.

“A handwritten note or card is a great way to help those living at long-term care facilities get into the holiday spirit,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “Last year we collected over 2,300 cards that were distributed to seniors—more than double what we collected during our first year—so we are grateful to be able to bring this holiday tradition back for another year.”

Murphy is encouraging residents of the Northwest Suburbs to write handmade or store-bought cards to help bring joy to older adults who may be feeling lonely or isolated during the holidays. Children are also encouraged to participate.

“It only takes a few minutes, but a heartfelt holiday greeting can make all the difference to someone who may be struggling during this challenging time,” said Murphy. “Your kind words could bring a smile to a neighbor’s face.”

People can mail or deliver their cards now through Dec. 15 to Murphy’s office at 1645 South River Road, Suite 7, Des Plaines, IL 60018. Cards can be dropped through the mail slot. For more information, contact Murphy’s office at 847-718-1110.

110723CM0371SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) released the following statement in response to the passage of Senate Bill 1988:

“The taxpayers of every township should have an equal opportunity to appeal their property taxes. By extending the filing period, every homeowner has additional time to appeal.

“We recognize that the high property taxes are a problem in Illinois, and this is one step toward providing relief for homeowners. We will continue to work on reducing property taxes to make them more affordable for all residents.

“Property taxes are one of the issues that matter most to my constituents, and I am proud that we can address an issue that is so important to them. Under this legislation, the property assessment appeal process will be more simple and flexible for the people of Cook County.”

Turkey GiveawayDES PLAINES – To bring the joy of the season to families in need, State Senator Laura Murphy’s office in partnership with Maine Township Trustee, Asif Malik, is hosting a turkey giveaway Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“These last few years have been difficult ones. So many families have been hit hard by many economic difficulties,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “Programs like this remind us that one simple kind act can help brighten the lives of the people around us.”

The giveaway will be held on Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Maine Township Hall, located at 1700 Ballard Rd. in Park Ridge. Turkeys will be available for families in need while supplies last.

As with previous years, Murphy is collaborating with Empowering Women NFP, Care and Cure, and Maine Township Trustee Asif Malik to make the event possible. In 2021, 250 turkeys and pantry items were donated to Maine Township residents.

“During this time of year, it is important to embrace the spirit of giving and provide for those who are most in need,” Murphy said. “If you, your family, or someone you know is in need this holiday season, please don’t hesitate to stop by.”

For more information, people can contact Murphy’s office at 847-718-1110 or online.

Murphy ShredFlyer 10.21.23DES PLAINES – To help residents safely dispose of sensitive documents, State Senator Laura Murphy and State Representative Marty Moylan are again hosting their annual shred drive on Saturday, Oct. 21.

“One way we can all prevent fraud and identity theft is by securely disposing of sensitive personal documents,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “Take advantage of this free and convenient opportunity to help keep your information out of the wrong hands.”

The event will be held in the parking lot of Juno Lighting Group at 1300 S. Wolf Road in Des Plaines on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Examples of documents with personally identifiable information that should be safely discarded include bank statements, outdated medical records, tax returns, utility bills, junk mail, credit card applications and receipts.

For more information, contact Murphy’s office at 847-718-1110 or online.

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Springfield Office:
307 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-3875

District Office:
1645 South River Road, Suite 7

Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
(847) 718-1110