Johnson invites residents to chat at upcoming Coffee & Connect event

Virtual get-together to allow chance to meet and chat safely

BUFFALO GROVE – To give people an opportunity to ask questions, raise concerns and get updates about what’s going on in Springfield, state Sen. Adriane Johnson, D-Buffalo Grove, is inviting residents to attend the first session of her monthly outreach event series, Coffee & Connect.

“The best part of being an elected official is getting to know the members of the community, but the pandemic has made it more difficult to connect with each other,” Johnson said in a news release. “Coffee & Connect will give us a chance to meet and chat safely about how we can work together to make our community even stronger.”

The first Coffee & Connect session will be at 10 a.m. April 17 on Zoom. To participate in the event, register to receive the Zoom link at

Each monthly Coffee & Connect will serve as an open forum for community members to engage in informal conversations with the senator and one another about issues facing the region and the state.

The event is open to any resident of the 30th District, which includes parts of Waukegan, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mundelein, North Chicago, Wheeling, Gurnee, Park City, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Beach Park.

Johnson plans to host Coffee & Connect sessions on the third Saturday of each month. The events will be virtual at first, but may transition to in-person gatherings if conditions allow.

For information on Coffee & Connect sessions and other events, visit or connect with Johnson on Facebook and Twitter.