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Stuart Highlights New Safety Resources for Fire Departments

Stuart Highlights New Safety Resources for Fire Departments

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To help ensure safe working conditions for local firefighters, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is highlighting the availability of new training materials for fire departments, including a comprehensive safety and health compliance guide from the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL).

Mason Issues Statement on Criminal Justice Reform

Mason Issues Statement on Criminal Justice Reform

GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, issued the following statement on the passage of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ criminal justice reform legislation and her vote to pass the measure:

Gordon-Booth Named Speaker Pro Tempore

Gordon-Booth Named Speaker Pro Tempore

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, was named Speaker Pro Tempore in the leadership of the Illinois House of Representatives, serving alongside newly elected Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, the first African American in Illinois history to serve as speaker.

Stuart, Hoffman Applaud Progress on SIUe Health Science Building

Stuart, Hoffman Applaud Progress on SIUe Health Science Building

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – As a part of their continued advocacy for Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, and state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, are highlighting upcoming progress to the campus as the Health Science Building enters the designing phase.

Mason Issues Statement on Criminal Justice Reform

Mason Welcomes Speaker Welch

GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, issued the following statement on Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch’s election to serve as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives:

Data In from First Report on Stuart-Backed Streamline of Professional Licensing Process for Military Families

Data In from First Report on Stuart-Backed Streamline of Professional Licensing Process for Military Families

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – A total of 275 military service members and their spouses were quickly licensed to begin working in 2020 thanks to a law passed by state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville. Stuart sponsored House Bill 1652, which fast-tracks the professional licensing process for military families who relocate to Illinois by requiring that their completed applications be reviewed within 60 days.

Tarver Begins New Term, Continues Fight against Police Brutality and Other Issues Plaguing Black Community

Tarver Begins New Term, Continues Fight against Police Brutality and Other Issues Plaguing Black Community

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following a lame duck session that highlighted the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ agenda to end police brutality and provide resources to the black community, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, was sworn into a new term where he will continue his fight for equality for minority communities. He issued the following statement at the beginning of the 102nd General Assembly:

Mason Highlights Distribution of COVID-19 Business Grants, Calls for Additional Economic Relief

Mason Highlights Distribution of COVID-19 Business Grants, Calls for Additional Economic Relief

GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is commending the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s administration of more than $800,000 in Business Interruption Grants to businesses in her district. The grants were awarded to businesses that experienced operational disruptions due to COVID-19. Mason is also advocating for the creation of new emergency funding programs to support small businesses through the end of the pandemic.