The Sanalitro Journal #008

Winter is here, and as the year comes to an end, it’s a great time to think about what you can do to help others. December isn’t just for holiday fun; it’s also a chance to really help people in our community.

My office is currently conducting our 1st Annual Holiday Food and Coat Drive where we will be collecting donations through December 15th. For more information, keep reading this edition of my newsletter.

As always, questions and requests for assistance can be directed to my district office at 630-349-0645

– Jennifer Sanalitro | 48th District State Representative 

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT – Rep Sanalitro’s 1st Annual Food & Coat Drive

My office is collecting nonperishable food items and gently worn or new winter clothes to support those in need this holiday season.

Where to Donate:

962 W. Army Trail Rd. Carol Stream, IL | Drop Off Hours: 9AM – 4PM

Drive Duration:

Now through December 15

This drive is an excellent opportunity for community members to come together and make a significant impact. Every can of food and each coat can make a difference in someone’s life. We invite everyone to join in this noble cause to ensure a warmer and more bountiful holiday for our neighbors.

Call my office at 630-349-0645 if you have any questions!

Rep. Sanalitro’s End of Year Small Business Needs Assessment

As 2023 draws to a close, I am refocusing my commitment to the small businesses of Illinois by launching a Small Business Needs Assessment.

The assessment is a targeted effort to understand the insights and opinions of small business owners in the region and will help me to better understand the unique challenges within Illinois’ business landscape.

Are you a small business owner? TAKE THE ASSESSMENT NOW

Not a small business owner? SHARE THE ASSESSMENT NOW

Rep. Sanalitro Celebrates Diwali 

I had the privilege of visiting the breathtaking BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Bartlett, Illinois this month. Their temple is a is a marvel of ancient craftsmanship and serves as a traditional Hindu place of worship built by the BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.

While I can’t say Diwali is a holiday my family typically celebrates, I can say that this tour has made the Festival of Lights extra special for me.

As we celebrate, lets remind ourselves of the warmth of community and practice gratitude for the remainder of the holiday season.

Wishing everyone a joyous, prosperous, and safe Diwali! 🌟

#Diwali2023 #BAPSChicago #FestivalOfLights

Rep. Sanalitro Tours Local Industry

In between traveling back and forth to Springfield for legislative veto session, I had the opportunity to step outside lawmaking and tour some of our community’s industry.

My first stop was at Quest Diagnostics in Itasca, IL. I was thoroughly impressed by their operation and advancements in the healthcare space.

My next business tour commemorated the 40th anniversary of Cherry’s Industrial Equipment in Roselle. A milestone for a company that has become synonymous with excellence in ergonomic and safety solutions for the workforce.

Prescription Drug Drop-Off with Roselle Police

This month we came together for the Prescription Drug Drop-Off Event at the Roselle Police Department.

I am beyond proud of our community’s participation. A huge shout-out to Senator Seth Lewis and the stellar team at the Roselle Police Department for their collaboration on this successful National Drug Take Back Day!

Thanks to the effort, we collected an impressive amount of unused and expired medications, ensuring they were disposed of safely and responsibly. This means less potential for abuse and a healthier environment for us all – a huge win for the community!

Rep Sanalitro Celebrates the Opening of Addison Township Road Testing Center

This month, I celebrated the opening of the new Addison Township Road Testing Center. The new facility is located at the existing Addison Township building (50 E. Oak St. Addison IL), and offers convenient service for residents in need of a driver’s exam in order to obtain or renew their driver’s license.

For more information about the Addison Township Road Testing Center or to schedule an appointment, please visit or call 800-252- 8980.

State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48, which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.