Congressman’s mobile office stops in Lake County to address concerns
Delays in social service benefits and Veterans Affairs issues were some of the concerns aired by Lake County residents who attended a meeting Wednesday hosted by U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren’s staff at Antioch Village Hall.
The 14th District Republican’s staff has launched a series “mobile office” sessions to listen to issues and concerns and then deliver the messages to Hultgren.
“We generally get about five to 10 people. We don’t get the easy problems, we get very important issues,” said Nick Provenzano, Hultgrens’ senior district representative.
Issues with the IRS and immigration have also been covered in these drop-in meetings, which have been held throughout May and will continue in June. Next up is Wauconda on June 9 and Gurnee on June 17.
The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center in North Chicago and the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Hines are both in Hultgren’s district, Provenzano said, and a case worker is specifically dedicated to veteran issues.
“When they do get service at the Lovell Center, we hear it’s good,” Provenzano said.
He added that all of the meetings have been productive, as many prefer the face-to-face conversations over calling the congressman’s office telephone number. Hultgren’s office is located in Geneva.
“The meetings are an opportunity for people who can’t travel to our office,” Provenzano said.