Connor Valentines for Seniors updateCREST HILL – To brighten the lives of older residents who have been isolated from loved ones, State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) invites residents of all ages to donate valentines to be given out at local long-term care facilities.

“Whether the cards are bought in a store or made from paper and markers, many older residents could use an extra reminder that they are cared for,” Connor said. “I encourage families, students, community members and anyone with artistic talent to send in a Valentine’s Day card to spread love to our older neighbors.”

Connor’s office will collect Valentine’s Day cards through Wednesday, Feb. 10. Once all the cards have been collected, they will be delivered to various long-term care facilities in the community.

Those wishing to participate can drop off cards in the box outside Connor’s office or mail them to:

State Senator John Connor

20660 Caton Farm Rd.

Unit D

Crest Hill, IL 60403

The donation box will be accessible from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday until Feb. 10.

With questions, contact Connor’s office at (815) 207-4445.

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fpdwclogoCREST HILL – The Forest Preserve District of Will County has received an Illinois Habitat Fund Special Wildlife Funds Grant for habitat restoration activities at Braidwood Dunes, Savanna Nature Preserve, Sand Ridge Nature Preserve and Kankakee Sands, State Senator John Connor (D-Joliet) announced.
 
“It’s important that we continue to protect our wildlife habitats,” Connor said. “This project will benefit our environment by controlling nonnative invasive species in the Forest Preserve District of Will County.”
 
The Forest Preserve District of Will County protects, conserves, enhances and promotes natural heritage for the educational, recreational and environmental benefit of present and future generations. Braidwood Dunes and Savanna Nature Preserve stretches 315 acres to protect a diversity of habitats, including prairie, savanna and wetland. The 543-acre Sand Ridge Savanna Nature Preserve has unique sand dunes and savanna and is home to a variety of butterfly species. Kankakee Sands Preserve’s 555 acres of land is home to a variety of plant species.
 
The Illinois Habitat Fund Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program is administered through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to support wildlife habitat restoration by not-for-profit organizations and governmental entities. 
 

Funding for this program comes from the sale of Habitat Stamps. The Illinois Habitat Committee approved over $950,000 in funding for seven projects.

For more information on the Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program, click here.

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District Office:
20660 Caton Farm Road, Unit D
Crest Hill, IL 60403
(815) 207-4445

Springfield Office:
M122 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8800

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