Connor invites constituents to send Valentines to long term-care residents

Office collecting cards through Feb. 10

State Sen. John Connor is inviting residents to participate in sending Valentines to those in local long-term care facilities.

Connor, D-Lockport, said in a news release he aims to “brighten the lives” of those in the facilities.

“Whether the cards are bought in a store or made from paper and markers, many older residents could use an extra reminder that they are cared for,” Connor said in the release. “I encourage families, students, community members and anyone with artistic talent to send in a Valentine’s Day card to spread love to our older neighbors.”

His office will collect Valentine’s Day cards through Wednesday, Feb. 10.

Those wishing to send a card can drop them off at Connor’s office or mail them to 20660 Caton Farm Road, Unit D, Crest Hill.

Anyone with questions can call his office at 815-207-4445.

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.