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Winter socks are the most needed clothing item by homeless shelters, and the need continues after the holidays.To help our neighbors, Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) is holding a sock drive for area shelters until Feb. 4. Shelters need new socks for men, women and children.

Donated items will benefit Hesed House. Please call Sen. Holmes' office if you have questions.

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aurora bridge 011322AURORA –Aurora will receive $1.2 million in funds to boost the local business community, thanks to Assistant Senate Majority Leader Linda Holmes (D-Aurora).

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity will provide grants to enhance and revitalize local businesses, made possible by Illinois’ historic Rebuild Illinois Capital Program, legislation supported by Holmes in 2019.

“This funding will assist our city in creating new jobs and growing our economy,” Holmes said. “Like many cities, Aurora and its business community need resources to address not only further recovery and services from the pandemic, but also public safety issues.”

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holmes 021121HB 572 works to stop predatory contract loan practice in pet stores; HB 168 addresses animal cruelty in public housing

SPRINGFIELD – A longtime animal rights advocate in the Illinois State Senate, Senate Assistant Majority Leader Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) had two of her new laws highlighted in the Illinois Senate Democrats’ annual feature on top new laws.

HB 572 prohibits the predatory lending practice by pet stores who charge high lending rates for customers purchasing high priced pets on credit.  Pet stores in Illinois who offer installment contract loans for the purchase of a cat or dog may no longer offer that service.

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aurora airport 120821AURORA – The Aurora Municipal Airport in the 42nd District, represented by State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora), will receive much-needed upgrades thanks to nearly $1.6 million in state funding.

“As Aurora continues to grow, our transportation hubs must be up to par to serve our economy,” Holmes said. “The airport provides good-paying jobs to area residents, and lets local businesses and industries move their people and products in a safe and efficient manner.”

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