Commemorative coinSPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs and State Senators Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) and Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) announced a new commemorative state coin this week to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote.

Senate Joint Resolution 28, sponsored by Gillespie and Hunter, authorized the State Treasurer to issue a coin to celebrate the landmark moment in history. The measure was approved unanimously by the General Assembly during the 2019 legislative session.

Read more: Gillespie, Hunter announce commemorative coin celebrating 100 years of women’s right to vote

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Senator GillespieARLINGTON HEIGHTS – State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) looks forward to the relief the budget will provide for residents struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic following the budget signing by the governor today.

“With the pandemic placing many people out of work, we have prioritized improving our unemployment system and funding economic assistance programs to get people through this crisis,” Gillespie said.

Read more: Gillespie: Budget will provide tangible relief for working families

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District officeARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The constituent service offices of State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) and State Representative Mark Walker (D-Arlington Heights) will reopen for appointments on Monday, June 8.

“We remain committed to providing residents with the help and services they need, especially during these difficult times,” Gillespie and Walker said. “Being accessible to residents is important to us, which is why we will be taking in-person appointments, but also continue to meet with constituents virtually or by phone.”

Following social distancing and prevention guidelines from the Illinois Department of Public Health, visitors will be required to wear a face covering when social distancing is not possible unless they have a medical reason not to do so. Face coverings and gloves will be available to visitors who do not have them. Additionally, while walk-ins will not be turned away, they will be let in only if capacity is available. The offices will also undergo frequent cleaning to protect the health and safety of visitors and staff.

Walker and Gillespie closed their joint office on March 16 as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. Their office is located at 120 W. Eastman St., Suite 207 in Arlington Heights. For more information, Walker’s office can be reached at 847-749-1137 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Gillespie’s office can be reached at 847-749-1880 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Computer programmerARLINGTON HEIGHTS – With millions of Illinoisans facing unemployment, State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) announced the launch of a free online career training program for jobs in the information technology industry.

“The Workforce Recovery Initiative will develop work skills for high-demand careers in the technology sector,” Gillespie said. “I encourage those seeking new employment to enroll so that they are better prepared for a career in a growing industry.”

Read more: Gillespie announces free IT career training program

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