Litesa Wallace reaches out to the public at Restoration Cafe coffee shop stop

Rep. Wallace

Staff Report

State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is hosting a coffee shop stop at 9 a.m. on Monday at the Rockford Rescue Mission’s Restoration Café, located at 625 W. State St. in downtown Rockford in an effort to remain open and accessible during the state government shutdown.

“With the General Assembly in continuous session this summer, I want to provide residents the opportunities to ask questions and express their concerns,” Wallace said. “The state budget affects many middle class families and vulnerable citizens within our community, and they deserve to know what’s being done to protect the vital services that they rely on.”.”

In addition to discussing her continued work to resolve the state government shutdown, Wallace will review her efforts this legislative session to address concerns in Rockford.

Wallace will include the formation of the Rockford Violent Crime Task Force as well as the Veterans’ and Military Discount Card Program Act and the Foster Children’s Bill of Rights Act.

Wallace will also encourage discussion between herself and residents by fielding questions from attendees.

“I always look forward to coffee shop stops because they enable me to hear feedback directly from concerned citizens,” Wallace said. “Their input continues to play an important role in the decisions I make at the Capitol.”

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Wallace’s full-time constituent service office at 815-987-7433, or email

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