Friday, May 24, 2013
State Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) will host a town hall on Thursday, June 6 at the Glenview police station.
In an effort to reach out to area residents and provide an update on the spring legislative session, state Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, June 6 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Glenview Police Station located at 2500 E. Lake Ave., according to a press release. “I believe one of my most important jobs as state representative is to be open and accessible,” Fine said in the release. “My door is always open and I look forward to meeting with constituents and answering questions about our state and community. I encourage local residents to join us for this helpful and informative event.” Fine will be joined by state Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) at this town hall meeting. Fine and Biss will be …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The state rep. will meet constituents at the Wilmette Public Library on Monday morning.
State rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) is hosting a public "Coffee and Conversation" at the Wilmette Public Library on Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. “I believe it is important to be accessible to residents,” Fine said in the press release. “I’d like to make myself available as much as possible for community members to come discuss the district and ask questions." For more information, or to learn about other upcoming events, please contact Rep. Fine’s office by calling (847) 998-1717 or by e-mailing RepFine@gmail.com. Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local government updates in your email.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Non-perishable food can be dropped off at Fine’s office at 1812 Waukegan Rd., Suite A, in Glenview throughout May from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Illinois lawmakers Laura Fine (D-Glenview, Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) and Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) are working together to collect food for local pantries throughout the month of May, according to a press release. “It is essential that we help the pantries around our community collect food for those less fortunate,” Fine said in the release. “...summer donations are especially important to food pantries as parents whose children usually receive free or reduced lunch at school will rely on food pantries to supplement their grocery supply.” Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the following locations: Rep. Laura Fine’s Office 1812 Waukegan Rd., Suite A, Glenview 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Rep. Robyn Gabel’s Office 820 Davis St., Suite …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Laura Fine's ethics legislation was based on the Cook County Inspector General's investigation of unauthorized spending by Northfield Woods Sanitary District trustees.
State Rep. Laura Fine's (D-Glenview) ethics reform bill passed out of the Illinois House last Thursday, "continuing her efforts to increase accountability and push for meaningful ethics reform in Illinois," a press release from her office reads. “Whether elected or appointed, government officials have a responsibility to be good stewards for taxpayers,” Fine said in the release. “The events that occurred in Northfield Woods Sanitary District are very unfortunate and should have never happened in the first place. This piece of legislation adds much needed safeguards for our entire community.” Last year, several of Glenview’s sanitary district employees were accused of overpaying themselves over a four-year period. House Bill 2925 is the …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
"Lawmakers must be willing to lead by example," Laura Fine, the state rep from Glenview, said in a press release.
Last week state Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) continued her efforts to reduce state spending by voting to reduce the salaries for herself and other elected officials, according to a press release. “The state is facing many serious challenges and lawmakers must be willing to lead by example when looking to rein in state spending,” Fine said in the release. “By voting to cut the pay of state legislators and freeze reimbursements, lawmakers are doing their own small part while working toward a solution.” House Bill 1441 requires lawmakers to work for less pay, eliminates cost of living adjustments and freezes per diem reimbursement rates. The bill also prohibits cost of living adjustments for other elected officials including state’s …
Monday, April 8, 2013
A group of Illinois lawmakers recently visited Misericordia's Chicago facility
State Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) recently joined other lawmakers on a tour of Misericordia’s Chicago facilities, according to a press release. As part of the tour, Fine learned about the work Misericordia does to help the developmentally disabled and their families. Lawmakers were also briefed on how state budget cuts are impacting the organization. Fine serves on the Human Services Committee in the House of Representatives and seeks fiscally responsible measures that reduce wasteful spending while preserving vital services for Illinois residents.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
House Bill 2379 out of the Illinois Human Services Committee with the help of State Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview).
State Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) recently helped push House Bill 2379 out of the Human Services, bringing Illinois one step closer to banning the sale of energy drinks to people under 18, according to a press release. “As a mom of two teenagers, it is startling to learn about all the side effects associated with the consumption of energy drinks,” Fine said in the release. “In the same way that we protect our children from alcohol or tobacco, this bill will prevent our children from consuming dangerous levels of chemical stimulants.” Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local government updates in your email. This proposed legislation would effect energy drinks such as 5-Hour Energy, Monster and Red Bull, …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Rep. Laura Fine will host a grand opening for her office on March 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 1812 Waukegan Road, Suite A, in Glenview.
The following release was provided by the office of Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview). State Rep. Laura Fine announces the grand opening of her district office in Glenview. Rep. Fine’s district office is located at 1812 Waukegan Road, Suite A in Glenview. Her office will be open from 9 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday. “I believe that elected officials must be accessible to the community that they serve,” said Fine. “I want my constituents to know where they can go to share their ideas or concerns regarding the state and get assistance when working with state agencies. Whether I am in town or in Springfield, my office is always open.” Sign up for the Glenview Patch morning newsletter to get the latest local government updates in your email. …
Friday, February 15, 2013
What do you think of State Rep. Laura Fine’s legislation that could ban the sale of energy drinks to minors? Tell us in the comment section.
State Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) has introduced legislation that targets energy drinks like Red Bull, 5-Hour Energy and Monster and would ban the sale of such drinks to anyone under 18 years old, Evanston Now reported. The number of emergency-room visits linked to energy drinks doubled in four years, going from 10,000 in 2007 to 20,000 in 2011, and of those visits, 42 percent had mixed the energy drink with another stimulant while 58 percent had consumed just the drink, according to a survey of U.S. hospitals by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, ABC News reported. Fines told Evanston Now that energy drinks can contain as much as 20 times the amount of caffeine found in coffee. Caffeine levels in energy drinks…
Monday, February 11, 2013
Recently elected State Representative Laura Fine (D-Glenview) is set to serve on six house committees this year.
State Representative Laura Fine (D-Glenview) will serve on six committees in the House of Representatives, assignments the freshman lawmaker says will allow her to more effectively advocate on behalf of the concerns of her constituents, according to a press release issued Friday. “While we all know Illinois has to make some difficult decisions in the future, these decisions are not limited to the budget and pensions,” Fine said. “State officials must continue to implement policies that encourage businesses to grow and create jobs, strengthen education, protect consumers, and ensure that health care is accessible and affordable for all. "My committee appointments will help me have a greater influence in crafting these policies," she added…