Keicher’s Korner: Blood Donors Needed & Upcoming Events

The House ended a marathon spring session at almost 5 a.m. yesterday morning that included the largest budget in state history. Stayed tuned for my next newsletter as I will dive into the budget and the end of the spring session in more detail.

Below is information on several upcoming events I’m hosting that I wanted to make you aware of, particularly my next blood drive on June 3. Illinois is still facing a blood shortage, and every donation can save up to three lives, so I hope you’ll consider helping us battle the shortage by donating next week. I also have an upcoming fair for kids, a seminar on understanding property taxes and the appeal process, and a mobile DMV. 

Blood Donors Needed & Upcoming Events

Community Blood Drive.

Please join Sen. Dave Syverson and I for our next community blood drive in partnership with the Kishwaukee Family YMCA and Versiti.

Click Here to sign-up for an appointment or e-mail Jesse at You can also scan the QR code on the flyer to make an appointment on your mobile device.

Monday, June 3

1 – 5 p.m.

Kishwaukee Family YMCA
2500 Bethany Rd. Sycamore, IL 60178
Blood drive will be in the Multi-Purpose Room (2nd floor)

For questions, call 815-748-3494 or Click Here.

Kid’s Fair.

Rep. Dan Ugaste and I are hosting an Outside Kids Fair on Saturday, June 8, at Chapelstreet Church in Geneva. The event will be held from 9:30 am. to 12:30 p.m. Chapelstreet Church is located at 3435 Keslinger Road.

This family-oriented and activity-filled event includes free admission, refreshments, and giveaways. Demonstrations will be given by the Kane County Sheriff K-9 Office, Traveling World of Reptiles Show, DancEncounter School of Dance, and World Martial Arts Academy. A medical helicopter from Superior Air Ground Ambulance Service will be on-site from 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Kids will have 24 options for Touch-A-Truck activities, and there will also be face-painting stations. Information on Bright Start Savings Program, after-school programs, home firearm safety, parent support network, internet safety, early education, 4-H, fire safety, safety in the home, and Soothe Space Sensory Room will be available. The event includes participation from over 40 local businesses, state agencies, county departments, police departments, park districts, villages, cities, and more.  Read More Here.

Understand & Learn How to Appeal Your Property Taxes – Kane Co.

Please join me, State Sen. Dave Syverson and Kane County Supervisor of Assessments Mark Armstrong to learn about the process for determining your property taxes and how to appeal if you are being over-assessed.

Thursday, June 13

5:30 – 7 p.m.

Waubonsee Community College – Sugar Grove Campus

IL Route 47 @ Waubonsee Dr.

Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Bodie Hall – Room 150

Parking Lot S3 – Use South Entrance

For more information, call my office at 815-748-3494 or Click Here.

Mobile DMV.

Sen. Dave Syverson and I are hosting a Mobile DMV with the Illinois Secretary of States Office on June 27 at our joint office in Hampshire. Services offered will include: Driver’s License, State ID Card, REAL ID, License Plate Renewal Stickers, Organ & Tissue Donor Registration and Motor Voter Registration.

Space is limited. Please reserve your spot by emailing Lori Yates as or calling 217-782-2181.

Seniors ages 78+ must visit a Secretary of State Driver Services facility to renew driver’s license.

Visit WWW.ILSOS.GOV for identification requirements.

All payments must be made by check, credit card, debit card, or money order. NO CASH ACCEPTED.  Read More Here.

I hope you find value in this calendar update and the events we host helpful. I’m honored to serve you as your State Representative. As always, please feel welcome to call or e-mail me with any questions, concerns, or feedback on these or any other issues.