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Welch Joins Castro and Advocates to Launch Proposal Demanding Increased Corporate Diversity at Big Banks
HILLSIDE, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is joining state Sen. Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, and Otis Monroe, Chief Executive Officer of the Monroe Foundation to announce new legislation that requires financial institutions doing business with the state of Illinois to meet minimum corporate diversity standards at a press conference scheduled for Thursday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the Thompson Center.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To help residents save on their utility bills, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is partnering with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) to host a Home Energy Saving Webinar on Friday, July 17 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is partnering with the Central Illinois Blood Center to host a blood drive for local hospitals in Decatur and Springfield to help address blood shortages.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines is encouraging families experiencing food instability during the COVID-19 public health crisis to take advantage of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program providing families with cash payments for the purpose of purchasing food.
GURNEE, Ill. – Students with epilepsy will be safer at school under legislation backed by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, that went into effect on July 1. Mason sponsored the Seizure Smart School Act, a measure that creates new seizure training requirements for all Illinois school employees.
VILLA PARK, Ill. – As COVID-19 continues to impact local communities, state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, is informing residents of a new Remote Patient Monitoring Program to allow sick patients to receive daily telehealth services through the new Virtual Care Program.
OTTAWA, IL – As many workers throughout the Illinois Valley have been laid off or furloughed in recent months, state Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is highlighting new job training resources for Illinoisans that are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Costa Howard Encourages Veterans and Families to Share their Stories with Illinois Veterans History Project
LOMBARD – In the spirit of Independence Day, state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, is encouraging those who have served our country, and their families, to contribute their names and stories to the Illinois Veterans History Project, to be preserved and shared for generations to come.
ALTON, Ill. – To help residents connect with free resources to assist with their financial management, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, is encouraging residents to access free weekly credit reports online.
GURNEE, Ill. – A measure supported by state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, to bring additional civics education to Illinois middle schools went into effect on Wednesday.
ALTON, Ill. – State Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, is reminding residents about the Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame nominations, which honors the hard work and achievements of Illinois residents that are age 65 and above across the state.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Students will receive at least one semester of civics instruction between 6th and 8th grade under a new law supported by state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – State Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, is encouraging residents to complete their state and federal tax filings in advance of the July 15 deadline, which was initially pushed pack from its usual date in April due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – With new COVID-19 infection rates down, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is reminding residents of the move to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Arthur Turner, D-Chicago, announced his retirement from the Illinois House of Representatives.
AURORA, Ill. – To help local businesses that have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, recently supported legislation that will allow restaurants and bars to sell premade mixed drinks for pickup and delivery.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – As the extended state and federal tax deadlines approach, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is reminding residents to file their income taxes by July 15.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – To connect business owners that have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with critical relief, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is highlighting the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) new Business Interruption Grant (BIG) Program.