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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – In recognition of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is highlighting the importance of regular cancer screenings and preventative care.
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).
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – To ensure that hospitals have a stable blood supply, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is encouraging residents to give blood and learn about the many benefits to the community that blood donors provide.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the members of his House Democratic leadership team Thursday, including state Reps. Jehan Gordon-Booth, Robyn Gabel, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., and Jay Hoffman.
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:
AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is inviting residents of her district to help shape her 2021 legislative agenda by sending in ideas for new laws to her district office.
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.
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.
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:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To protect working families from unaffordable healthcare costs, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is highlighting a new law that took effect Jan. 1 that caps out-of-pocket costs for insulin.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, who began a new term as state representative on Wednesday, released the following statement:
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:
SPRINGFIELD, IL – After being sworn in to the 102nd General Assembly on Wednesday, State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, issued the following statement:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A package of landmark criminal justice and policing reforms led by state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, have been approved by the House and Senate, making Illinois a leader in the effort to root out systemic racism and ensure justice and equality for all residents.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, issued the following statement after being sworn into the 102nd General Assembly in Springfield on Wednesday:
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After taking the oath of office for the 102nd General Assembly, state Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Oak Lawn, issued the following statement: