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I am proud to serve as the State Senator from Illinois’ 5th District. I hope you’ll find this site a useful resource in keeping up-to-date with what’s happening in our district and in Springfield.

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Please contact any of my offices with questions or ways I can better serve you. It is my honor to represent you in Springfield.

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State Senator Patricia Van Pelt

5th Legislative District

092614ILHDAFrom the Illinois Housing Development Authority:

Join us for a presentation detailing the Blight Reduction Program on October 8, 2014 at 11:00 AM. This will be a great learning opportunity on the overall guidelines and structure of the program.

Please log-in using the following information:
www.connectmeeting.att.com
Meeting Number: 888-494-4032
Access Code: 5658964843

Applications are due December 8, 2014 by 3:00 PM. For more information regarding the program including an FAQ, the Program Application, and program updates, please click here. Any questions you may have can be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The focus of the Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program is to encourage utilization of smaller-scale distributed solar and wind energy systems in Illinois. Grant funds are available for costs associated with the purchase and installation of a solar or wind energy system purchased and installed on or after January 1, 2014. Eligible rebates cannot exceed $10,000 for homeowners, $20,000 for private businesses and $30,000 for public sector and non-profit entities.

Eligible projects include:

  • Solar photovoltaic system
  • Solar thermal hot water
  • Solar thermal space heating
  • Solar PV for electric charging station
  • Small wind energy
  • “Wind for Schools” wind Energy

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sticker1Procrastinating car owners can relax under a new law allowing drivers to temporarily stay on the road without a current registration sticker. Guided through the General Assembly by State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D- Chicago), the new law allows drivers to stay on the road for a short time, provided the driver has a receipt proving that he or she registered the vehicle before the previous registration’s expiration date.

Those who wait to renew their registration through CyberService or the mail until the last days leading up to the expiration of their current registration will now be provided a way to avoid being issued a ticket for driving that vehicle if the sticker doesn’t arrive in time.

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District Office
1016 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607 
(312) 888-9191
(312) 277-3716 FAX

Springfield Office
218A Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-6252

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