Republican State Legislators Schedule Meetings with Public

Crystal Lake City Hall

State Rep. Pam Althoff and State Rep. Mike Tryon are holding a series of events.

Two will be town hall meetings held in Crystal Lake and Huntley.

Specifically aimed at seniors are ones concerning fraud prevention.

September 19, 2010
Representative Mike Tryon and Senator Pamela Althoff
to Host Town Hall Meetings and
Senior Fraud Prevention Seminars

Huntley Village Hall

Interested resident can learn about recent and upcoming legislation in the Illinois General Assembly and who also want to share their views on current political issues are invited to attend an upcoming Town Hall meeting hosted by State Representative Michael Tryon and Senator Pamela Althoff.

At the meetings the lawmakers will be on hand to discuss the challenges facing local residents and the State of Illinois, and a question and answer period will follow.

Residents may choose to attend one or both of the following Town Hall meetings:

  • Tuesday, September 28, Crystal Lake City Hall, 100 W. Municipal Complex, 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday, September 29, Huntley Village Hall. 10987 Main Street, 7:00 PM

Area seniors interested in how they can protect themselves from fraud are encouraged to attend an upcoming prevention seminar.

State Sen. Pamela Althoff (R-McHenry), State Rep. Michael Tryon (R-Crystal Lake) and Deputy Republican Leader Tim Schmitz are teaming up with Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Office to offer numerous “Silver Beat” fraud prevention seminars, aimed at giving seniors the information they need to avoid such scams.

Two seminars have been scheduled in the area and refreshments will be served:

  • Monday, September 27, Algonquin Township Offices, 3702 U.S. Highway 14, Crystal Lake, 10:00 AM-Noon
  • Wednesday, September 29, PNC Bank (formerly National City Bank), 13300 South Illinois Route 47, Huntley, Noon-2:00 PM

At the seminars, seniors will receive a wide variety of information and training on fraud prevention, including:

  • Avoiding financial exploitation and scams, including information about debt settlement traps and how to avoid fake check cashing scams
  • “Reverse mortgages” and if they are really right for you
  • The Senior Medicare Patrol Project and health care fraud
  • Your rights under the new credit cards rules
  • How you can protect yourself, your friends and family from scam artists and fraudulent businesses.

Through the Silver Beat Training Program, the Attorney General’s Office trains and educates a corps of seniors on how to detect and avoid scams, and they in turn use that knowledge to help educate other seniors. The seminars are free and open to the public.

For additional information about these events, please call Representative Tryon’s legislative office at 815-459-6453.

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