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Honored to present the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution with a Proclamation recognizing National American Indian Heritage Month at my office in Sycamore. The DAR does a tremendous job of preserving our history and keeping it alive to share with current generations of families.



Dear Neighbor,
I’d like to give you a brief recap of legislative action during this second and final week of Fall Veto Session. While there were dozens of bills that saw action this past week, you’ll find below those that were of particular interest to those reaching out to me.  My vision and goals reflect what I hear every day as I meet and listen to constituents. Please scroll below for updates that may be of interest to you and your family.  

If we haven’t met already, I hope to have the opportunity to meet you in the coming months as I attend community meetings and events throughout the district. Being a strong voice for you in Springfield is my priority.
Please do not hesitate to contact my district office in Sycamore if I or a member of our staff may be of assistance to you. You can reach us by phone at (815) 748-3494 or via e-mail at Keicher@ilhousegop.org.
Sincerely,
Jeff Keicher
State Representative, 70th District

Veto Session Recap

The Illinois House of Representatives wrapped up the final day of Veto Session on Thursday, taking final action on the remaining bills that had been vetoed by the Governor earlier this year. Here is a recap:

DEKALB Local residents interested in applying for U.S. citizenship are invited to attend a free workshop on Saturday, December 1 sponsored by State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, in partnership with Family Focus and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. 

The Citizenship Workshop is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Dec. 1, at Conexion Comunidad, located at 637 North 11th Street in DeKalb.

“We are pleased to offer this workshop for immigrants pursuing their dream of becoming a U.S. citizen,” Representative Keicher said. “Navigating the process can be complicated and confusing for many immigrants, but help is available, and now is the time. I encourage everyone in the DeKalb area interested in applying for citizenship to attend our friendly, welcoming and free citizenship workshop.”

Dear Neighbor,

Greetings from the State Capitol in Springfield!

I’d like to give you a brief recap of legislative action during this first week of Fall Veto Session. My vision and goals reflect what I hear every day as I meet and listen to constituents. Please scroll below for updates that may be of interest to you and your family. If we haven’t met already, I hope to have the opportunity to meet you in the coming months as I attend community meetings and events throughout the district. Being a strong voice for you in Springfield is my priority.

Please do not hesitate to contact my district office in Sycamore if I or a member of our staff may be of assistance to you. You can reach us by phone at (815) 748-3494 or via e-mail at Keicher@ilhousegop.org.

Sincerely,

Jeff Keicher
State Representative, 70th District

Veto Session Recap
This week the House of Representatives voted on 19 bills that had been vetoed by the Governor during the summer. The House voted to override the Governor’s veto on 17 of those bills and enact the bill as originally passed back in the spring. The Governor’s veto was upheld on just two of the 19 bills. Here are some of the highlights:
State Rep. Jeff Keicher attended the opening of the new trail connection near Sycamore Middle School on Tuesday. The completion of the Great Western Trail connection was a combined effort between the Sycamore Park District, Sycamore School District 427 and the City of Sycamore. A group of middle school students helped to celebrate the ribbon-cutting by riding their bikes through after it was accomplished. The Sycamore Middle School news team was able to cover the event.

The finished segment connects Route 23 near the middle school to the Brickville Road parking area, which accesses trails to Leon Larson and Sycamore Lake parks. Congratulations to the community and everyone involved on this achievement!


The “Good News” Letter
Lifting up the non-profits & volunteers who serve the most vulnerable in our community


In each newsletter I send out, I intend to highlight a different local non-profit agency in DeKalb, Boone or Kane County. Non-profit agencies fill in the gap of providing critical services to the most vulnerable in our community. Government programs and services only go so far. It is the faith-based and non-profit agencies and their donors and volunteers who are the unsung heroes of our community.

For this week’s spotlight on a local non-profit, we are featuring Nik's Wish, The Nikolas Ritschel Foundation. Please read below to learn about their mission to make dreams come true for young adult cancer warriors in Northern Illinois – and how you can help.

Please do not hesitate to contact my district office in Sycamore if I or a member of our staff may be of assistance to you. You can reach us by phone at (815) 748-3494 or via e-mail at Keicher@ilhousegop.org.

Sincerely,

Jeff Keicher
State Representative, 70th District
State Representative Jeff Keicher enjoyed seeing old friends and making new ones at the Voluntary Action Center of DeKalb County's Senior Luncheon held at St. Mary's Memorial Hall in Sycamore on Wednesday. Representative Keicher is committed to volunteerism as a way of giving back to the community and serving those in need.