State Rep. Barb Wheeler issued the following news release on Thursday:
FOX LAKE – Just sworn into office last week, State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) is ready to announce her legislative office opening and how to contact her in the district, in Springfield, and through social media.
Rep. Wheeler’s office in the district is located at 37 E Grave Avenue in Fox Lake. Her office hours will be Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Thursday, noon-8:00 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – noon. The office can be contacted by calling (847) 973-0064.
“Living in a service-based economy, not everyone has the ability to contact their legislators between the hours of nine to five,” said Wheeler. “My office hours may not be typical, but the flexibility will make it easier for my constituents to reach out to me for assistance regardless of their busy schedules.”
In addition to her office in Fox Lake, Wheeler will also be operating a full time office in Springfield. Her office is located at 214-N Stratton Office Building in Springfield and can be contacted by calling (217) 782-1664 or FAX (217) 557-7016 between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4:30p.m.
Wheeler is also looking to keep in contact with her constituents through a strong Internet presence. Rep. Wheeler can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: wheeler.ilhousegop.org; Twitter: @bmwheeler, and Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/StateRepresentativeBarbaraWheeler.
“In the information age, public servants need to be accessible physically, verbally, and electronically,” said Wheeler. “I may be new to the social networking world, but I plan on keeping my constituency up to date on what I am doing in Springfield, major legislation being discussed, and local issues that affect us here at home. It is my goal to always be accessible when I am needed.”