Senator Murphy at a CUB event in SchaumburgState Senator Laura Murphy joined members of the Citizens Utility Board at the Schaumburg Barn Senior Center to speak with senior citizens about little-known ways they can save on utility bills.

"Utilities are a necessary cost for every household. It's important that folks on a fixed income realize all the potential ways to save costs."

The July 20 event gathered about 50 seniors for an informational presentation on how to read charges on utility bills, special pricing plans that can help homeowners save money, and energy efficiency incentives. The Citizens Utility Board regularly conducts such informational events with the aim of demystifying utility bills and alternative pricing plans for customers.

Murphy’s bill to protect veterans signed into lawSPRINGFIELD – Many businesses offer discounts to veterans to thank them for their service to our country. Unfortunately, occasionally non-veterans will pose as military members to try to take advantage of these discounts.

To cut down on people falsely impersonating veterans, State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) passed legislation through the Illinois Senate earlier this year to make it a petty offense to falsely impersonate a veteran. The proposal was Senator Murphy’s first bill as a State Senator and was signed into law by Governor Rauner today.

Read more: Murphy’s bill to protect veterans signed into law

Senior Fair connects vendors, area seniorsELK GROVE VILLAGE – Seniors from across the Northwest Suburbs were connected with a host of vendors offering free services and information during Senator Laura Murphy’s Senior Resource Fair, which was held recently at Alexian Village in Elk Grove Village.

“Since taking office, I have made it a top priority to host events connecting residents with available resources and vital information relating to health issues, financial services and other important topics,” State Senator Laura Murphy (D – Des Plaines) said.

Read more: Senior Fair connects vendors, area seniors

Murphy hosts Mercer County Farm Bureau during Adopt a Legislator DayNORTHWEST SUBURBS – Representatives from the Mercer County Farm Bureau toured portions of the Northwest Suburbs recently as part of the Illinois Farm Bureau’s “Adopt-A-Legislator Program.” State Senator Laura Murphy (D – Des Plaines) hosted the group.

“In a state as large and diverse as Illinois, it is important to facilitate conversations with those from different backgrounds and different parts of the state,” Murphy said. “The recent visit by the Mercer County Farm Bureau gave the organization an insight into the strengths and challenges facing our part of the state.”

The Illinois Farm Bureau’s Adopt-A-Legislator Program was developed in 2001 and designed to build long-term relationships between urban state legislators and farmers from across the state. The goal is to educate urban legislators on agricultural issues as well as Farm Bureau members on the needs of urban and suburban regions.

Read more: Murphy hosts Mercer County Farm Bureau during Adopt a Legislator Day

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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