CHICAGO – To provide an update on new legislation and hear feedback from community residents, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently partnered with the Chicago Police Department to host a town hall meeting.

“After years of neglect and harsh cuts, I am proud to work with a governor who understands the importance of adequately funding critical services such as senior resources, health care and education,” said Slaughter. “With all of the great work going on to put Illinois back on track, I think it’s important that our community members stay informed and continue to make their voices heard.”

Slaughter presented a comprehensive breakdown of the state’s budget along with plans to rebuild critical infrastructure throughout the state. In addition, Slaughter discussed recently passed legislation to consolidate first responder pension systems to increase return on investment and reduce property taxes and measures to crack down on government corruption. Slaughter also invited representatives from the Chicago Police Department and state agencies to give residents in-depth information about public safety and the critical services they offer the community.

“Hosting town hall meetings and keeping an open dialogue with community members about new legislation and ideas to build a stronger Illinois will help us create a stronger community,” said Slaughter. “I believe that our community has some great ideas and I look forward to continuing to listen and represent their needs in Springfield.”