Kankakee, IL – State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) is inviting constituents to participate in a roundtable forum before the General Assembly reconvenes for the spring session.

“The most important part of representing the people of the 79th District is making sure they have a voice at the State Capitol.  I want to draft legislation that is relevant and material to my constituents, so I look forward to their ideas and suggestions,” Rep. Parkhurst said.

The roundtable will be on January 10th from 9 am to 4 pm in Rep. Parkhurst’s District Office at 370 E. Court St. in Kankakee. Rep. Parkhurst will be available to listen to constituent ideas to introduce new legislation benefiting the 79th District and Illinois for the spring legislative session.
Kankakee, IL – State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) announced today her office will host an art competition to celebrate Illinois’ Bicentennial.

“Our state is celebrating its bicentennial year. To commemorate 200 years of statehood, the 79th District is hosting an art competition to capture the history and beauty of our great state,” Rep. Parkhurst said.

The competition is open to all K-12 students in the 79th District divided between two age groups: K-6 and 7-12. The theme is “Celebrate the Great State of Illinois!” The artwork may use any variety of mediums, but is limited to two-dimensional pieces and must be an original work signed by the artist.

“I am enthusiastic and excited to see the artistic talent of students around the district,” Rep. Parkhurst continued.

The deadline to submit artwork is February 1st, 2018. Submissions must include the student’s full name, phone number, and school name and address.  They may be delivered or mailed to Rep. Parkhurst’s District Office at 370 E. Court St, Kankakee, IL 60901.  The 1st place artwork for each age group will be displayed in the 79th District Springfield Office or the 79th District Kankakee Office. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place artists will receive a certificate of congratulations from the House of Representatives. Winners will be announced on February 12th, 2018.

Any questions or concerns regarding the competition may contact the district office at 815-523-7779.

Kankakee, IL – On Wednesday, after a year and a half of coordinated efforts by State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) and Kankakee Community College (KCC), the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced the release of $3.7 million in grant funds to Kankakee Community College.

“This is incredible news for our area,” said Rep. Parkhurst. “It is rewarding to see our efforts in conjunction with KCC be successful.  We worked collaboratively for a year and a half with the governor’s office and DCEO to ensure KCC receives these funds. We thank Governor Rauner and Leader Durkin for their unwavering support of KCC, being responsive to our requests, and ultimately facilitating the release of these much-needed funds.  KCC is an integral part of our community and the release of these funds will help to ensure their success for years to come.”

“By helping to provide for physical infrastructure improvements, we ensure that students, teachers, and staff at Kankakee Community College have a safe and healthy learning environment,” said Governor Bruce Rauner.