Residents will be able to share their concerns about the state budget impasse and hear stories about individuals impacted by the state budget impasse at an upcoming Town Hall Meeting being hosted by state Rep. Robyn Gabel, D-Evanston, on Monday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue in Evanston.

“As the governor continues to hold the state budget hostage in an effort to pass his anti-middle class agenda, we need to remember that the budget impacts people’s lives,” said Gabel.  “The state budget is not just a number on a page, but something that can literally mean the difference between life and death for some very vulnerable residents.”

Attendees to the town hall meeting will be able to hear a budget update from Gabel and have the opportunity to ask questions. Guests will also be welcomed to share stories about struggles they might have experienced as a result of the budget impasse. Since taking office, Gabel has hosted numerous town hall meetings throughout the district in an effort to remain in contact with residents regarding important issues. This event is free and open to the public.

“This meeting will hopefully help residents hear another perspective on the budget impasse that often goes unexplored in the media,” said Gabel. “This budget is not a political game, but a real struggle over values that will have major implications in the lives of thousands of residents.”

Space is limited and an RSVP is required. To RSVP, please call Gabel’s full-time constituent service office at 847-424-9898 or email