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Greenwood Bills Cutting Human Services Red Tape, Raising Standards for Conservation Police Officers, Signed Into Law

Greenwood Bills Cutting Human Services Red Tape, Raising Standards for Conservation Police Officers, Signed Into Law

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, had two of her measures signed into law by Gov. Pritzker last week: Senate Bill 3184, which raises standards to become a conservation police officer with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR); and Senate Bill 4001, which cuts redundant data-gathering practices for the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).

Rep. Manley Celebrates Final Phase of Joliet Gateway Center

Rep. Manley Celebrates Final Phase of Joliet Gateway Center

JOLIET, Ill. — State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is highlighting the formal opening of the final phase of the Joliet Gateway Center. The project, funded by a combination of federal, state and local contributions, is a product of collaborative efforts among all levels of government.

Walsh to Host Identity Theft Prevention Seminar

Walsh to Host Identity Theft Prevention Seminar

SHOREWOOD, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, is partnering with Troy Township and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to host an educational seminar on identity theft and scam prevention tips. The event will take place May 17 at 6 p.m. at the Troy Township Community Center, 25448 Seil Road, Shorewood.

Gordon-Booth and Peoria Public Schools to Highlight New Funding for Fine Arts Programming, Upcoming Audio, Visual and Digital Production Space

Gordon-Booth and Peoria Public Schools to Highlight New Funding for Fine Arts Programming, Upcoming Audio, Visual and Digital Production Space

PEORIA, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, will join Superintendent Dr. Sharon Desmoulin-Kherat, Board of Education President Gregory Wilson and Board of Education Vice-President Martha Ross Thursday afternoon to announce new state investment aimed at supporting fine arts programming at Peoria Public Schools – including funding for a new audio, visual and digital production space and pathway.

Walsh to Host Identity Theft Prevention Seminar

Walsh to Host Health Care Fraud Seminar

JOLIET, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, in collaboration with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s Office, is hosting an educational event on health care fraud on Monday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at the Senior Services of Will County Center located at 251 N. Center St. in Joliet.

Governor to Sign Gordon-Booth’s Co-Responder Legislation in Peoria Tuesday Afternoon

Governor to Sign Gordon-Booth’s Co-Responder Legislation in Peoria Tuesday Afternoon

PEORIA, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, will welcome Gov. J.B. Pritzker to Peoria Tuesday to sign House Bill 4736, which will create the Co-Responder Pilot Program and enable the Peoria Police Department to create a unit focused on behavioral health and coordinating social services with violence survivors – including trauma-informed crisis intervention, assistance with finding safe housing, victim advocacy and counseling.

Rep. Manley Champions Youth Mental Health at Operation Snowball

Rep. Manley Champions Youth Mental Health at Operation Snowball

JOLIET, Ill. — State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, sponsored Operation Snowball, in partnership with Heart Haven Outreach, NAMI Will-Grundy and Bolingbrook High School. Operation Snowball is an international youth program that educates students about mental health, leadership development and community advocacy.

State Rep. Stuart Salutes Hero Collinsville Firefighters

State Rep. Stuart Salutes Hero Collinsville Firefighters

COLLINSVILLE, Ill – State Representative Katie Stuart, R-Edwardsville, saluted members of the Collinsville Fire Department who have received awards for bravery and heroism in the line of duty during 2021. The Collinsville Fire Department is receiving the Unit Citation (Group) award, and Firefighter/Paramedic Colin Fuhrmann is receiving the Medal of Valor.

Rep. Manley Highlights Lightways Grant, Rebranding

Rep. Manley Highlights Lightways Grant, Rebranding

JOLIET, Ill. — State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, recently visited Lightways Hospice and Serious Illness Care to celebrate the organization’s $250,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Hoffman-Supported Efforts to Address Teacher Shortage Issues Signed into Law

Hoffman-Supported Efforts to Address Teacher Shortage Issues Signed into Law

BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a package of measures backed by state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, Wednesday aimed at addressing teacher shortage issues by lowering licensing fees, removing bureaucratic hurdles for substitute teachers and increasing opportunities for students pursuing a career in education.

Hoffman Responds to GOP, Highlights Strong Fiscal Responsibility Delivered by House Dems

Hoffman Highlights Opening of ISP FOID Kiosk in Metro East

BELLEVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, is encouraging local gun owners to check out the Illinois State Police’s (ISP) newly opened Metro East Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) Kiosk designed to help Illinois residents apply for and update their FOID and Concealed Carry License (CCL) with one-on-one assistance.