Illinois House Democratic Caucus
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.
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.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – With many still recovering from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, supported legislation that would keep non-fraudulent unemployment overpayments obtained during the COVID-19 pandemic in the pockets of residents rather than forcing recipients to return the money.
“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. “
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.
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.
WOODRIDGE, Ill. – After the recent tornado that damaged several communities in the western suburbs, State Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, is drawing attention to several resources to help storm damage victims.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In order to ensure a safe learning environment for all students, state Rep. Cyril Nichols, D-Chicago, helped pass legislation that will prevent schools from prohibiting hairstyles that are historically associated with race or ethnicity.
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.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – Ahead of the launch of the Illinois Secretary of State’s new Illinois Insurance Verification System (ILIVS), state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is promoting road safety and urging drivers to verify they are insured.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GURNEE, Ill. – A measure supported by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, to increase research of carbon capture technologies passed out of the legislature last week and now goes to Gov. J.B. Pritzker to be signed into law.
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.
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.
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.