Blue light bulbs available to show support for police; donations to benefit police mental health & wellness initiative

NORTH AURORA – Local residents in Kane and Kendall Counties wishing to display a blue light bulb on their driveway and/or front porch to show support for local police can pick up bulbs at the district office of State Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego), located at 959 Oak Street in North Aurora. Regular office hours are 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Thursday and 9:00am – 4:00pm on Fridays, or by appointment.

The blue light bulbs are free of charge; however donations are accepted at the time of pick-up.  Suggested donations are $2 per bulb. All proceeds will benefit Chiefs Lead the Way, a mental health and wellness initiative of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Through training and interaction with mental health professionals, the program encourages chiefs to demonstrate an active concern for their own psychological and emotional well-being and to inspire their command staff, sergeants and officers to understand how important it is to take care of their personal mental and social health. 

“The men and women of our local law enforcement agencies deserve to know the support they have within the community,” Rep. Wheeler said. “Blue light bulbs are just one small but impactful way we can show respect to those who put their lives on the line each and every day to serve and protect us.”

Rep. Wheeler represents the 50th District, which includes portions of Aurora, Batavia, Geneva, Campton Hills, Elburn, Montgomery, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.

 For questions or more information, please contact Rep. Wheeler’s office at (630) 345-3464.


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