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Friday, July 24, 2020
Parkhurst, Local Officials Hosting Free Paper-Shredding Event: August 8th

KANKAKEE—State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) is hosting an upcoming paper-shredding event on August 8th.  The event is held in partnership with Sandi Cianci, Kankakee County Circuit Clerk, and Jackie Haas, Kankakee County District 27 Board Member, at the Bourbonnais Upper…


Thursday, June 25, 2020
79th District Businesses Eligible for State Grants

KANKAKEE—State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) announced businesses in her 79th Legislative District are eligible to apply for Business Interruption Grants from Illinois Department  of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).   There is $270 million in Business Interruption Grants (BIG)…


Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Local YMCA Secures State Funding

KANKAKEE—State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) secured funding for the Kankakee YMCA to improve handicap accessibility.   Rep. Parkhurst backed HB64 authorizing funding from the State’s General Revenue Fund to local…


Monday, June 22, 2020
Parkhurst Hosting Blood Drive on June 30th

KANKAKEE – State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R-Kankakee) is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The event is Tuesday, June 30th from 1:00—5:00pm at the Kankakee Area YMCA, 1075 Kennedy Dr.  Representative Parkhurst’s…


Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Bill Deferment Programs Available to Illinoisans

COVID-19, and the ensuing lockdown, has created a crisis in Illinois and continues to impact employees and employers hard. Companies across the United States and Illinois are voluntarily or mandatorily…


Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Women in Illinois House Request Governor Re-Open State Parks and Trails

Republican women serving in the Illinois House of Representatives sent a letter to Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Director Colleen Callahan requesting the Governor re-open…


Friday, April 10, 2020
Rep. Parkhurst Calls on Governor Pritzker to fix IDES system

Kankakee, IL – State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) called on Governor Pritzker to utilize federal and private sector assistance to fix the Illinois unemployment website. Below is a…


Monday, March 30, 2020
Hunting and Fishing Update

HUNTING AND FISHING ALLOWED – As long as our sportsmen and women are fishing or hunting at a site which is currently open (State Parks, Fish and Wildlife Areas, Recreational Areas,…


Sunday, March 29, 2020
Q&A on the CARES Act for Businesses

Congress and President Trump approved the CARES Act on March 27, which is a $2 Trillion aid package for businesses and Americans alike. Many small business owners want to know:…


Monday, March 16, 2020
Rep. Parkhurst Announces COVID-19 Update

State Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R – Kankakee) announces an update on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the 79th District. “Currently, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the 79th District. However,…