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ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With many small businesses facing disruptions in business due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is encouraging small business owners to apply for grants through the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program.
CHICAGO – As Impaired Driving Prevention Month comes to an end, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, is calling attention to the importance of practicing safe driving practices throughout the year.
GURNEE, Ill. – To encourage environmental education in schools, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is highlighting the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant. The program was created to teach students about the importance of wildlife preservation by awarding funds to schools that create gardens using native Illinois plants.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To make lifesaving medication more affordable for diabetic Illinoisans, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, supported a new measure to cap patients’ out-of-pocket insulin costs at $100 for a 30-day supply. The new state law takes effect on Jan. 1.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With December being Impaired Driving Prevention Month, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is reminding residents to make sure that they are driving safely throughout the holiday season and beyond.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – To provide residents with financial relief from toll violations, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is alerting residents to the upcoming deadline for the Tollway Relief Program, which expires at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30.
CHICAGO – To make lifesaving medication more affordable for diabetic Illinoisans, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, recently supported a new measure to cap out-of-pocket insulin costs. This new law takes effect Jan. 1.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, announced that she has helped the Peoria Public Schools (PPS) secure nearly $200,000 in state funding for personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect against the COVID-19 virus. The grant funding also includes funding for the food pantry at the PPS Wraparound Center.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With the holiday season fast approaching, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is encouraging residents to look over the Illinois Attorney General’s Safe Shopping Guide.
GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is reminding residents of several coronavirus-related changes to state driver services, including temporarily closing all Department of Motor Vehicle facilities until Jan. 5 and extending expiring state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards until June 1.
LOMBARD – Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, is encouraging residents to enjoy the winter highlights of DuPage County and find some holiday cheer despite the challenges of this pandemic year.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – To promote the safety of residents on Illinois roadways, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is highlighting Impaired Driving Prevention Month by urging drivers to exercise caution before getting behind the wheel of a car.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With COVID-19 vaccines planned to be distributed in the upcoming months, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is highlighting the opening of Lake County’s AllVax portal, which residents can use to register and get notified when appointments to get the vaccine are available.
GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is highlighting the Lake County Health Department’s COVID-19 case investigator job openings and urging local residents to apply. The positions are part of the county’s contact-tracing program, which identifies and alerts individuals who have interacted with someone who has recently tested positive for the coronavirus.
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Looking ahead to the 102nd General Assembly, state Rep. Dan Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, is encouraging constituents to submit their ideas for legislation that could help address local issues.
CHICAGO – To provide financial relief to residents with tolling violations, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, is highlighting the Tollway Relief Program, which allows drivers to pay off their fines for a reduced cost until 5 pm on Dec. 30.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – In preparation for a new legislative session beginning in mid-January, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is inviting residents to share their ideas for new state laws or improvements to existing ones.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Illinois Tollway’s program that allows residents to pay unpaid toll violations at a reduced rate until Dec. 30, 2020.