by Randy Pierce
COLLINSVILLE — Illinois State Representative Katie Stuart has announced that she is hosting a “women’s issues citizens’ advisory committee” discussion at the Collinsville Public Library, 408 West Main Street, next Tuesday evening, November 28, from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m.
This event, according to Stuart, will be held in a town-hall type setting for the purpose of discussion of the challenges women are facing in the community.
Then two days later, on Thursday, November 30, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Stuart is hosting satellite office hours at the city hall in Granite City, 2000 Edison Avenue, for anyone with concerns they wish to address.
The 112th district represented by Stuart, who was elected to the state legislative office in 2016, includes all or parts of the cities of Caseyville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, Glen Carbon, Bethalto, Wood River and other communities further to the south. Stuart, an Edwardsville resident, taught math at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville prior to taking office in the Illinois House of Representatives with an election victory over incumbent Dwight Kay.
Among the activities that have been part of this busy month for Stuart was a meeting she had with representatives of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 309, which is based in Collinsville, for the purpose of discussing the recent action by the state legislature to bring about the lifting of the moratorium on building new nuclear energy plants in Illinois, something the union has advocated for as a means of increasing sources of power for businesses and residents.