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Moylan Passes Further Protections for Diabetes Patients

Moylan Passes Further Protections for Diabetes Patients

DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, recently backed legislation to expand health care coverage for diabetes testing as part of his efforts to keep healthcare and lifesaving medical treatment affordable.

Stuart to Host Community Blood Drive

Stuart to Host Community Blood Drive

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To alleviate blood shortages due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is hosting a blood drive with Impact Life, formerly known as Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. The drive will take place on Monday, June 28 from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Post 365 in Collinsville.

Speaker Welch’s Statement Regarding Fitch Ratings Upgrade

Speaker Welch’s Statement Regarding Fitch Ratings Upgrade

“This improved outlook is yet another example of what our state is capable of with strong leadership and responsible economic policy decisions. All three rating agencies have upgraded Illinois’ outlook which is proof we can support families, invest in underserved communities, and be fiscally prudent at the same time. I am incredibly grateful to our House Budgeteer Greg Harris for all of his hard work, as well as the bipartisan budget working groups, for making the fiscal health of our state a top priority. “

Mason to Launch Veterans’ Advisory Council

Mason to Launch Veterans’ Advisory Council

GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is inviting residents to attend the first meeting of her Veterans’ Advisory Council on Zoom at 6 p.m. on Monday. Mason is creating the council with the goal of identifying problems facing local veterans and developing legislative solutions to those issues.

Collins Sponsors Legislation to End Social Isolation in Nursing Homes

Collins Sponsors Legislation to End Social Isolation in Nursing Homes

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To prevent social isolation in long term care (LTC) facilities, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, recently backed legislation to require all long term care facilities to develop guidelines that allow for the availability of technology to prevent social isolation.

Ness-Sponsored Bill to Increase Services to Local Seniors Passes Both Chambers

Ness-Sponsored Bill to Increase Services to Local Seniors Passes Both Chambers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To help our older neighbors maintain healthy, dignified and independent lives, state Rep. Suzanne Ness, D-Crystal Lake, sponsored legislation to ensure seniors receiving Meals on Wheels have access to information on diabetes, elder abuse and neglect, financial exploitation, Social Security benefits and Medicare.

Collins Sponsors Legislation to End Social Isolation in Nursing Homes

Collins Highlights Funeral Cost Assistance Program

CHICAGO – After many Illinois families suffered losses due to the pandemic, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is encouraging those who lost a loved one to COVID-19 to apply for FEMA’s Funeral Assistance Program.

Yednock Backs Amendment to Protect Workers’ Rights

Yednock Backs Amendment to Protect Workers’ Rights

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To protect and strengthen workers’ rights, state Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, sponsored a constitutional amendment to protect employees’ rights to collectively bargain in the state of Illinois.

Moylan Passes Further Protections for Diabetes Patients

Moylan Backs Wage Retention Bill for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, supported legislation to protect the earned wages of Illinois adults with developmental disabilities and was able to pass the bill out of both legislative houses, signaling his support for more robust resources for adults with developmental disabilities.

Stuart to Host Community Blood Drive

Stuart to Host Satellite Office Hours in Granite City

GRANITE CITY, Ill. – To provide a more accessible setting for Granite City residents to receive assistance with state services, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will be holding satellite office hours at the Granite City – City Hall on Thursday, June 24 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Slaughter Hosts PPE and Vaccine Distribution Event

Slaughter Hosts PPE and Vaccine Distribution Event

CHICAGO – To boost lagging vaccination rates, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently partnered with Bullying Prevention and Awareness 365, Shoop Elementary School and the Chicago Department of Health to host a PPE giveaway and vaccine distribution clinic.

Hernandez Helps Pass Bipartisan Ethics Reform Package

Hernandez Helps Pass Bipartisan Ethics Reform Package

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Committing to her promise to crack down on corruption in state government, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, supported a robust ethics reform package this past Spring session, having received overwhelming bipartisan support.

Avelar Highlights Resources for Those Affected by Recent Tornado

Avelar Highlights Illinois Court Help Service

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – State Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, is drawing attention to Illinois Court Help, a new service launched by state courts to help residents become more informed and prepared for court appearances.