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Following Legionnaires Outbreak, Veteran Lawmakers Demand Rauner Provide Better Care for Illinois Veterans

Following Legionnaires Outbreak, Veteran Lawmakers Demand Rauner Provide Better Care for Illinois Veterans

AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, state Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton, and state Rep. Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields, are demanding a full investigation and legislative hearings into why Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has not taken aggressive action to provide better care for veterans living in state-run veteran homes and to prevent them from dying from avoidable diseases.

Following Legionnaires Outbreak, Veteran Lawmakers Demand Rauner Provide Better Care for Illinois Veterans

Following Legionnaires Outbreak, Veteran Lawmakers Demand Rauner Provide Better Care for Illinois Veterans

AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, state Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton, and state Rep. Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields, are demanding a full investigation and legislative hearings into why Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has not taken aggressive action to provide better care for veterans living in state-run veteran homes and to prevent them from dying from avoidable diseases.

Following Legionnaires Outbreak, Veteran Lawmakers Demand Rauner Provide Better Care for Illinois Veterans

Following Legionnaires Outbreak, Veteran Lawmakers Demand Rauner Provide Better Care for Illinois Veterans

AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, state Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton, and state Rep. Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields, are demanding a full investigation and legislative hearings into why Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has not taken aggressive action to provide better care for veterans living in state-run veteran homes and to prevent them from dying from avoidable diseases.

Following Legionnaires Outbreak, Veteran Lawmakers Demand Rauner Provide Better Care for Illinois Veterans

Following Legionnaires Outbreak, Veteran Lawmakers Demand Rauner Provide Better Care for Illinois Veterans

AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, state Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton, and state Rep. Al Riley, D-Olympia Fields, are demanding a full investigation and legislative hearings into why Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has not taken aggressive action to provide better care for veterans living in state-run veteran homes and to prevent them from dying from avoidable diseases.

Welch, Ford to Host “New Year, New You” Health and Fitness Event

Welch, Ford to Host “New Year, New You” Health and Fitness Event

HILLSIDE, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, and state Rep. LaShawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, are partnering to invite residents to a free “New Year, New You” health and fitness event on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lindop School, located at 2400 S. 18th Ave. in Broadview.

Connor and Manley to Host Facebook Safety Seminar

Connor and Manley to Host Facebook Safety Seminar

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – With growing concerns regarding safety on social media, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, and state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, will welcome representatives from Facebook to provide safety tips and strategies during a seminar scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at Bolingbrook’s Fountaindale Public Library, located at 300 W. Briarcliff Rd.

Hernandez Urges Gov. Rauner to Call on Congress to Pass DREAM Act

Hernandez Urges Gov. Rauner to Call on Congress to Pass DREAM Act

CICERO, Ill. – With Congress nearing the end of its scheduled session, state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to call on his fellow Republicans in Washington to help pass the DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act before leaving town for the holidays:

Burke Teaming Up With Local Officials to Host Job Fair

Burke Teaming Up With Local Officials to Host Job Fair

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, state Sen. Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, and 19th Ward Alderman Matt O’Shea will help connect local job seekers with nearly 50 local employers looking to hire at a job fair on Thursday, Jan. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brother Rice High School, located at 10001 S. Pulaski in Chicago.

It’s 8 Days Before Christmas, and my true love ShawnTe M. Raines says to me, “You got my present yet?” And the look on my face says _________ (fill in the blank)😂

test Twitter Media - It’s 8 Days Before Christmas, and my true love ShawnTe M. Raines says to me, “You got my present yet?” And the look on my face says _________ (fill in the blank)😂 https://t.co/SqVEBnATlB

Excited to partner with the John H. Shelton American Legion Post 838 on our Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway for kids ages 3-10. We are here until 4pm. #SeasonofGiving

test Twitter Media - Excited to partner with the John H. Shelton American Legion Post 838 on our Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway for kids ages 3-10.  We are here until 4pm.  #SeasonofGiving https://t.co/1Ytgg9OGl6
test Twitter Media - Excited to partner with the John H. Shelton American Legion Post 838 on our Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway for kids ages 3-10.  We are here until 4pm.  #SeasonofGiving https://t.co/1Ytgg9OGl6
test Twitter Media - Excited to partner with the John H. Shelton American Legion Post 838 on our Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway for kids ages 3-10.  We are here until 4pm.  #SeasonofGiving https://t.co/1Ytgg9OGl6
test Twitter Media - Excited to partner with the John H. Shelton American Legion Post 838 on our Annual Christmas Toy Giveaway for kids ages 3-10.  We are here until 4pm.  #SeasonofGiving https://t.co/1Ytgg9OGl6

Enjoyed spending my morning in Bellwood with Santa, Mayor Andre Harvey, Clerk Janel Moreland-Pruitt, and the entire Board of Trustees helping to provide food and toys to low income families for the holidays. #SeasonofGiving

test Twitter Media - Enjoyed spending my morning in Bellwood with Santa, Mayor Andre Harvey, Clerk Janel Moreland-Pruitt, and the entire Board of Trustees helping to provide food and toys to low income families for the holidays.  #SeasonofGiving https://t.co/39r8xOy0xz
test Twitter Media - Enjoyed spending my morning in Bellwood with Santa, Mayor Andre Harvey, Clerk Janel Moreland-Pruitt, and the entire Board of Trustees helping to provide food and toys to low income families for the holidays.  #SeasonofGiving https://t.co/39r8xOy0xz
test Twitter Media - Enjoyed spending my morning in Bellwood with Santa, Mayor Andre Harvey, Clerk Janel Moreland-Pruitt, and the entire Board of Trustees helping to provide food and toys to low income families for the holidays.  #SeasonofGiving https://t.co/39r8xOy0xz
test Twitter Media - Enjoyed spending my morning in Bellwood with Santa, Mayor Andre Harvey, Clerk Janel Moreland-Pruitt, and the entire Board of Trustees helping to provide food and toys to low income families for the holidays.  #SeasonofGiving https://t.co/39r8xOy0xz

It’s 9 days before Christmas, and it’s the season for love, hugs and kisses. But not when they are from your little sister. 😂😂😂😂 #Welch12DaysofChristmas

test Twitter Media - It’s 9 days before Christmas, and it’s the season for love, hugs and kisses.  But not when they are from your little sister. 😂😂😂😂 #Welch12DaysofChristmas https://t.co/S8RaBrevkP

Enjoyed listening to the Proviso Math & Science Academy Choir @pths209 Community Leaders Breakfast. Amazing! #ProvisoProud

Enjoyed the 1st Community Leaders Breakfast @pths209 which was led by the dynamic Superintendent Dr. Jesse Rodriguez and the Board. Good to see the positive things happening in our schools and the excitement in the air! #ProvisoProud #OneTeam #OneGoal #OneProviso

test Twitter Media - Enjoyed the 1st Community Leaders Breakfast @pths209 which was led by the dynamic Superintendent Dr. Jesse Rodriguez and the Board.  Good to see the positive things happening in our schools and the excitement in the air!  #ProvisoProud #OneTeam #OneGoal #OneProviso https://t.co/IMlESOg61k
test Twitter Media - Enjoyed the 1st Community Leaders Breakfast @pths209 which was led by the dynamic Superintendent Dr. Jesse Rodriguez and the Board.  Good to see the positive things happening in our schools and the excitement in the air!  #ProvisoProud #OneTeam #OneGoal #OneProviso https://t.co/IMlESOg61k

Welch and Ford Host "New Year, New You" Health & Fitness Event! conta.cc/2ze1gIy

test Twitter Media - Welch and Ford Host "New Year, New You" Health & Fitness Event! https://t.co/CwR2LrpjSp https://t.co/Vwbdd0CPIt

On the 10th Day Before Christmas, it is a real joy to watch my true loves learning the true meaning of Christmas. Tyler said to me recently that “Christmas is about Jesus, Love, Peace and Hope.” Yes it is! Let’s all give someone a hug today. #Welch12DaysofChristmas

test Twitter Media - On the 10th Day Before Christmas, it is a real joy to watch my true loves learning the true meaning of Christmas. Tyler said to me recently that “Christmas is about Jesus, Love, Peace and Hope.”  Yes it is!  Let’s all give someone a hug today.  #Welch12DaysofChristmas https://t.co/zT5YL1AQHU

I recently received a Holiday Card from a constituent. I’m so glad I learned how to write in cursive from teachers at @maywood89 otherwise I would not have been able to read this amazing note. Thank you constituent for taking the time to “write someone in government.” #cursive

test Twitter Media - I recently received a Holiday Card from a constituent.  I’m so glad I learned how to write in cursive from teachers at @maywood89 otherwise I would not have been able to read this amazing note.  Thank you constituent for taking the time to “write someone in government.” #cursive https://t.co/CFpP9N9QGs
test Twitter Media - I recently received a Holiday Card from a constituent.  I’m so glad I learned how to write in cursive from teachers at @maywood89 otherwise I would not have been able to read this amazing note.  Thank you constituent for taking the time to “write someone in government.” #cursive https://t.co/CFpP9N9QGs

Trump's plan to kill #NetNeutrality is simply a way to pad the profits of giant corporations while sticking us with higher costs and slower internet speeds. Visit battleforthenet.com to see how you can fight back.

test Twitter Media - Trump's plan to kill #NetNeutrality is simply a way to pad the profits of giant corporations while sticking us with higher costs and slower internet speeds. Visit https://t.co/vAjmSP3Hyn to see how you can fight back. https://t.co/APlIJmPVHa

Five years on, we're still waiting for Sandy Hook to change the gun debate fb.me/48xO3zQ7x

In 2016, Bruce Rauner said he would not let another veteran die from Legionnaires disease at a veterans home. Once again, his word meant nothing. wgem.com/story/32552477…

3 years, 13 deaths in Illinois Veterans Home!?!? This is despicable! Gov. Bruce Rauner is failing our state, our veterans and our residents. Why is he allowing this to happen? Have he no soul? interactive.wbez.org/legionnaires/

What is your position on the internet? Do you support open access and #NetNuetrality or repeal that will allow big corporations dictate what you see on the internet?

The FCC just voted 3 to 2, with the Republicans all voting yes, to end net neutrality. Smh! This will result in significant problems for access to the internet for millions of people, especially low income and the most vulnerable. #NetNeutrality

test Twitter Media - The FCC just voted 3 to 2, with the Republicans all voting yes, to end net neutrality.  Smh!  This will result in significant problems for access to the internet for millions of people, especially low income and the most vulnerable. #NetNeutrality https://t.co/8v2bZyOwKz

Honored to speak at the OATH Women’s Employee Resource Group Luncheon.

test Twitter Media - Honored to speak at the OATH Women’s Employee Resource Group Luncheon. https://t.co/uGAJBeJIgz

Rep. Kelly Burke: “As a parent, I believe we have an obligation to ensure our children have access to a high-quality education.” ilhousedems.com/2017/12/05/bur…

Happy Hanukkah to everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights!

Rep. Mussman recently served as "Principal for a Day" at Hanover Park's Horizon Elementary School. ilhousedems.com/2017/12/07/mus…