Winger, Munger listen to women’s concerns, explain fiscal crisis

State Representative Christine Winger (R-Wood Dale) hosted a program in Bloomingdale on Thursday for women in the 45th District to learn about issues important to them and provide information about the state’s finances. State Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger was the keynote for the program.

Winger recognized the hard work and dedication of the women in the audience, all leaders in the community, and asked for their input on state issues.

“As women, we make important decisions for our families every single day, while juggling many different responsibilities,” said Winger. “As a lawmaker, I too, make decisions that impact your families so it is vital that I hear from you.”

Comptroller Munger explained the current fiscal crisis in Illinois to the group of 35 women. “The more people that understand what’s currently happening in Illinois, the better chance we have at getting out of this crisis,” said Munger.

Winger will continue to host programs for families to gain a greater understanding of their issues and to provide them with important information about the state.

“So often women are busy taking care of their families and working that they don’t have time to keep up with what’s happening in state government,” explained Winger. “I want to make it a little easier for women in our district to learn more about Illinois’ current fiscal condition and to listen to concerns they may have.”

Since taking office in January 2015, Winger has made it a point to conduct outreach to various demographic groups in her district hosting forums, coffees, and other programs of interest to her constituents. Information about upcoming programs are on Winger’s website at or contact her office at (847) 252-9311.