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Halpin Calls for Improved Safety Practices for Prison Workers

Halpin Calls for Improved Safety Practices for Prison Workers

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – In response to reports that assaults on staff increased 51 percent in Illinois prisons and 49 percent in youth centers between 2015 and 2017, state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, is calling on the Illinois Department of Corrections and Department...

Harper Fighting to Keep Community Garden from Closing

Harper Fighting to Keep Community Garden from Closing

CHICAGO – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is fighting to keep the Wood Street Community Garden open for residents to access healthy foods and local jobs. “The Wood Street Community Garden has given local families access to nutritious foods and provided children...

Welch Demands Action on Gun Control

Welch Demands Action on Gun Control

HILLSIDE, Ill. – In the wake of the nation’s deadliest acts of domestic terrorism, that left almost 60 people dead and over 500 wounded, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is calling for the passage of gun safety reforms that would oversee the sale of...

D’Amico Applauds Beverage Tax Repeal by Cook County Board

D’Amico Applauds Beverage Tax Repeal by Cook County Board

CHICAGO – State Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, issued the following statement on Wednesday after the repeal of the Cook County Beverage Tax by the Cook County Board. “Today was a victory for middle-class families and small-business owners. It was a loss for insiders...

Halpin Denounces Rauner’s Veto of Worker-Protection Bill

Halpin Denounces Rauner’s Veto of Worker-Protection Bill

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, is urging his colleagues to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation designed to protect the rights of Illinois’ working men and women. “Across our country and right here in Illinois, we’re seeing...

Scherer Criticizes Rauner’s Veto of Worker Protection Measure

Scherer Criticizes Rauner’s Veto of Worker Protection Measure

DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is calling for an override of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation designed to protect the rights of working men and women in Illinois. “Labor unions have been instrumental in building a strong middle class in our...

Mussman Pushes for Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons

Mussman Pushes for Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Following the Las Vegas shooting that killed more than 50 people and injured hundreds, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg is sponsoring legislation that would ban assault weapons in Illinois, as well as prohibit the sale of bump stock devices...

Jones Applauds Repeal of Cook County’s Beverage Tax

Jones Applauds Repeal of Cook County’s Beverage Tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, applauded the Cook County Board’s decision Tuesday to repeal the county’s unpopular beverage tax. “This reckless tax had hurt families and small business owners by driving consumers out of our local...

.@ProPublica just launched their first regional office here in Illinois. Their debut story is well worth a read propublica.org/article/how-ch…

I had so much fun visiting McCleery and Greenman schools last week! It was great to meet so many bright, young... fb.me/8L5qhR7EG

On our visit to Cuba, we chose to stay in three different hotels to get a chance to see different parts of the country. Highly recommended.

test Twitter Media - On our visit to Cuba, we chose to stay in three different hotels to get a chance to see different parts of the country.  Highly recommended. https://t.co/loG4zQAfkg
test Twitter Media - On our visit to Cuba, we chose to stay in three different hotels to get a chance to see different parts of the country.  Highly recommended. https://t.co/loG4zQAfkg
test Twitter Media - On our visit to Cuba, we chose to stay in three different hotels to get a chance to see different parts of the country.  Highly recommended. https://t.co/loG4zQAfkg
test Twitter Media - On our visit to Cuba, we chose to stay in three different hotels to get a chance to see different parts of the country.  Highly recommended. https://t.co/loG4zQAfkg

Happy National Boss Day! Keep shining Bossy Mamas, Corporate Queens, Entrepreneurial Divas and everyone else working hard for their dreams!

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Domestic violence affects more than 12 million people in the U.S. every year. Survivors deserve our support & deserve to be heard. #SeeDV

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Apply to the Chicago Police Department at: bethechangecpd.com

Chicago Police Department application deadline is Monday chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-p…

Cuba travel takes patience and research. Our travel agency helped prepare us for all things Cuba. Feel free to message me for advice.

test Twitter Media - Cuba travel takes patience and research.  Our travel agency helped prepare us for all things Cuba. Feel free to message me for advice. https://t.co/o4GAfDlSkn
test Twitter Media - Cuba travel takes patience and research.  Our travel agency helped prepare us for all things Cuba. Feel free to message me for advice. https://t.co/o4GAfDlSkn
test Twitter Media - Cuba travel takes patience and research.  Our travel agency helped prepare us for all things Cuba. Feel free to message me for advice. https://t.co/o4GAfDlSkn
test Twitter Media - Cuba travel takes patience and research.  Our travel agency helped prepare us for all things Cuba. Feel free to message me for advice. https://t.co/o4GAfDlSkn

In Cuba, if you don't own an old car, you likely travel by horse, horse and buggy, or motorcycle. But that doesn't seem to stop people.

test Twitter Media - In Cuba, if you don't own an old car, you likely travel by horse, horse and buggy, or motorcycle.  But that doesn't seem to stop people. https://t.co/LTCAsf6ww2
test Twitter Media - In Cuba, if you don't own an old car, you likely travel by horse, horse and buggy, or motorcycle.  But that doesn't seem to stop people. https://t.co/LTCAsf6ww2
test Twitter Media - In Cuba, if you don't own an old car, you likely travel by horse, horse and buggy, or motorcycle.  But that doesn't seem to stop people. https://t.co/LTCAsf6ww2
test Twitter Media - In Cuba, if you don't own an old car, you likely travel by horse, horse and buggy, or motorcycle.  But that doesn't seem to stop people. https://t.co/LTCAsf6ww2

Cubans are not to fond of Presidents Trump, Reagan or the Bushes, but they think Obama is a King. It's reflected in their museums and art.

test Twitter Media - Cubans are not to fond of Presidents Trump, Reagan or the Bushes, but they think Obama is a King.  It's reflected in their museums and art. https://t.co/uZ6Qen13Rl
test Twitter Media - Cubans are not to fond of Presidents Trump, Reagan or the Bushes, but they think Obama is a King.  It's reflected in their museums and art. https://t.co/uZ6Qen13Rl
test Twitter Media - Cubans are not to fond of Presidents Trump, Reagan or the Bushes, but they think Obama is a King.  It's reflected in their museums and art. https://t.co/uZ6Qen13Rl

The literacy rate in Cuba is 100 percent! Education in Cuba is free through graduate school. Healthcare in Cuba is also free.

We enjoyed eating most meals in privately owned restaurants known as Paladars. These family owned business were in garages, yards and homes.

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test Twitter Media - We enjoyed eating most meals in privately owned restaurants known as Paladars. These family owned business were in garages, yards and homes. https://t.co/HFqLBMl5yE
test Twitter Media - We enjoyed eating most meals in privately owned restaurants known as Paladars. These family owned business were in garages, yards and homes. https://t.co/HFqLBMl5yE
test Twitter Media - We enjoyed eating most meals in privately owned restaurants known as Paladars. These family owned business were in garages, yards and homes. https://t.co/HFqLBMl5yE

Cuban woman explains the art of making a Cuban cigar. #Cuba2017

We enjoyed hiking to a tobacco farm and watching cigars be made from scratch. You can't go to Cuba and not smoke a cigar and have some rum.

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test Twitter Media - We enjoyed hiking to a tobacco farm and watching cigars be made from scratch.  You can't go to Cuba and not smoke a cigar and have some rum. https://t.co/ITfbAiPMSb
test Twitter Media - We enjoyed hiking to a tobacco farm and watching cigars be made from scratch.  You can't go to Cuba and not smoke a cigar and have some rum. https://t.co/ITfbAiPMSb
test Twitter Media - We enjoyed hiking to a tobacco farm and watching cigars be made from scratch.  You can't go to Cuba and not smoke a cigar and have some rum. https://t.co/ITfbAiPMSb

If you are a fan of Oak Park born author Ernest Hemingway, you would love Cuba. He is a Cuban icon who stayed on the island often to write.

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test Twitter Media - If you are a fan of Oak Park born author Ernest Hemingway, you would love Cuba.  He is a Cuban icon who stayed on the island often to write. https://t.co/Q4NpSBP25H
test Twitter Media - If you are a fan of Oak Park born author Ernest Hemingway, you would love Cuba.  He is a Cuban icon who stayed on the island often to write. https://t.co/Q4NpSBP25H
test Twitter Media - If you are a fan of Oak Park born author Ernest Hemingway, you would love Cuba.  He is a Cuban icon who stayed on the island often to write. https://t.co/Q4NpSBP25H

"Music is the only thing that takes your mind off everything else." In Cuba, it's true! Music is everywhere! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc!

If you have a love for the arts, you would fall in love with this country that is only the size of IL. Bright colors and smiles are Cuba!

test Twitter Media - If you have a love for the arts, you would fall in love with this country that is only the size of IL.  Bright colors and smiles are Cuba! https://t.co/YLE6aCGY0A
test Twitter Media - If you have a love for the arts, you would fall in love with this country that is only the size of IL.  Bright colors and smiles are Cuba! https://t.co/YLE6aCGY0A
test Twitter Media - If you have a love for the arts, you would fall in love with this country that is only the size of IL.  Bright colors and smiles are Cuba! https://t.co/YLE6aCGY0A
test Twitter Media - If you have a love for the arts, you would fall in love with this country that is only the size of IL.  Bright colors and smiles are Cuba! https://t.co/YLE6aCGY0A