State Representative Margo McDermed has released an end of session “Capitol Update” for her constituents. To save the state money, Rep. McDermed refrained from using taxpayer money to print and mail the report, instead choosing to put together an online version. It is available here.

“It is an honor to serve as State Representative for my communities and I consider it a part of my duty to keep them updated on the things going on in Springfield and around the district,” Rep. McDermed said. “There is a lot of work that needs to be done to put Illinois back on the right track, but I won’t stop fighting for the families and people that live in my district.”   

In the ‘Capitol Update’ constituents can expect to find information on the important measures that Rep. McDermed has fought for, an update on bills that may impact you, details on the state budget, and upcoming events in the area hosted by Rep. McDermed.

Rep. McDermed has been the State Representative for the 37th District since 2015. She currently sits on 13 committees and subcommittees including Environment, Mental Health, Elections and Campaign Finance, and the Transportation: Regulation, Roads and Bridges Committees.  

Frankfort, IL…  For the fourth straight year, State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is pleased to host a blood drive together with Heartland Blood Centers. The drive will be at Rep. McDermed's office, 11032 W Lincoln Hwy in Frankfort, on Wednesday August 8th  from 3:30-7:30pm. Those interested in donating blood should call Rep. McDermed’s office to schedule an appointment at (815) 277-2079 or visit

“During the summer blood donations routinely drop, endangering lives,” Rep. McDermed said. “Donating is quick, easy, and can help save lives in our community. I encourage local residents to sign-up today to come out for a great cause.” 

Heartland is a local nonprofit that maintains a commitment to send all the blood they collect to local area hospitals. More than 500 donations are needed daily to save patient lives and donating one unit of blood can help save up to 3 lives. Donors are required to be in good general health and feeling well, be at least 17-years-old (or 16-years-old with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 lbs. Everyone who donates will receive a free Chicago Bears blood donation t-shirt.

Please call Rep. McDermed’s office with any questions or to schedule an appointment at (815) 277-2079.