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When the new school year begins later this year, students across Illinois will see fentanyl education added to their hea...
01/08/2024

When the new school year begins later this year, students across Illinois will see fentanyl education added to their health curriculum, thanks to efforts led by Senator Laura Ellman.

https://ilsendems.co/48lxn7z

State Senator Patrick Joyce sponsored two measures in 2023 which recently took effect in an effort to boost the number o...
01/08/2024

State Senator Patrick Joyce sponsored two measures in 2023 which recently took effect in an effort to boost the number of firefighters and paramedics in Illinois.

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State Senator Steve Stadelman praises a new law that took effect last week preventing price gouging on generic prescript...
01/08/2024

State Senator Steve Stadelman praises a new law that took effect last week preventing price gouging on generic prescription drugs.

"People shouldn't have to burn a hole in their wallets to receive the medication they need. This new law will ensure every Illinoisan has access to essential medication at a fair price."

https://ilsendems.co/3Sb7OiL

Sara Feigenholtz, State Senator recently appeared on WGN radio in Chicago to talk about the state's recently enacted law...
01/08/2024

Sara Feigenholtz, State Senator recently appeared on WGN radio in Chicago to talk about the state's recently enacted law that requires new homes built in Illinois to be able to handle electric vehicle charging.

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A winter storm is expected to hit parts of Illinois tonight and tomorrow. Stay informed, stay warm and stay safe!
01/08/2024

A winter storm is expected to hit parts of Illinois tonight and tomorrow. Stay informed, stay warm and stay safe!

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for northwest and west central Illinois today (1/8) through tomorrow night (1/9).
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the rest of northern and central Illinois today through Tuesday night. Impacts include snow-covered roads, rain, wind and wind chill. Expect slippery conditions, slow down and increase your stopping distances for safe travel.

For traffic and road conditions, visit https://idot.click/u6h.

Effective Jan. 1, individuals that lose a child to su***de or homicide have the right to extended bereavement leave than...
01/06/2024

Effective Jan. 1, individuals that lose a child to su***de or homicide have the right to extended bereavement leave thanks to a new law championed by State Senator Karina Villa establishing the Zachary’s Parent Protection Act.

SPRINGFIELD – Effective Jan. 1, individuals that lose a child to su***de or homicide have the right to extended bereavement leave thanks to a new law championed by State Senator Karina Villa establishing the Zachary’s...

Motorcyclists no longer have to complete a duplicate driver’s test and will be more visible under two new laws sponsored...
01/05/2024

Motorcyclists no longer have to complete a duplicate driver’s test and will be more visible under two new laws sponsored by Senator Doris Turner.

SPRINGFIELD – Motorcyclists no longer have to complete a duplicate driver’s test and will be more visible under two new laws sponsored by State Senator Doris Turner.“We are easing the process for motorcyclists to get...

Senator Dave Koehler championed a new law which took effect on January 1st calling for increased insurance coverage for ...
01/04/2024

Senator Dave Koehler championed a new law which took effect on January 1st calling for increased insurance coverage for proton beam therapy, a type of advanced cancer treatment.

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Among new laws taking effect on January 1st is a requirement for paid time off for workers in Illinois and fentanyl educ...
01/04/2024

Among new laws taking effect on January 1st is a requirement for paid time off for workers in Illinois and fentanyl education for high school students, thanks to efforts led by Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford and Senator Laura Ellman

https://ilsendems.co/3S25ifD

State Senator Karina Villa applauds new pathways to social work licensure now available in Illinois as a result of a bil...
01/04/2024

State Senator Karina Villa applauds new pathways to social work licensure now available in Illinois as a result of a bill she championed in 2023.

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The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, led by its Senate Chair, Senator Robert Peters, reflects on highlights from 2023 ...
01/04/2024

The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, led by its Senate Chair, Senator Robert Peters, reflects on highlights from 2023 and is looking forward to the 2024 legislative session.

https://ilsendems.co/3txqtwR

A law led through the Senate by State Senator Mattie Hunter to track SNAP fraud caused by skimming took effect this week...
01/04/2024

A law led through the Senate by State Senator Mattie Hunter to track SNAP fraud caused by skimming took effect this week. The law will help ensure benefit recipients retain access to their benefits after finding themselves victims of fraud.

https://ilsendems.co/48kbG7z

Best wishes for a healthy and  . May the new year bring us the strength and courage to keep working toward a better futu...
01/01/2024

Best wishes for a healthy and . May the new year bring us the strength and courage to keep working toward a better future for ourselves and our communities!

Warm wishes to all Illinoisans!
12/27/2023

Warm wishes to all Illinoisans!

Have a safe and joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Warmest thoughts and wishes to all those celebrating  . In the spirit of the season, let us reflect on the blessings of ...
12/26/2023

Warmest thoughts and wishes to all those celebrating . In the spirit of the season, let us reflect on the blessings of the past year and commit to building a brighter future for all of our children.

Wishing all celebrating a very  !
12/25/2023

Wishing all celebrating a very !

This holiday season, put safety at the top of your list!✅ Keep candles away from flammable materials✅ Stay off the roads...
12/24/2023

This holiday season, put safety at the top of your list!
✅ Keep candles away from flammable materials
✅ Stay off the roads during and directly after storms
✅ Unplug holiday lights before bed
Keep things merry and bright with more tips: bit.ly/3l53bnO

Many pet parents include their furry friends in holiday festivities. Make sure to keep your pet's eating and exercise as...
12/23/2023

Many pet parents include their furry friends in holiday festivities. Make sure to keep your pet's eating and exercise as close to their normal routine as possible. Steer pets clear of unhealthy treats, toxic plants and dangerous decorations. ow.ly/nOaK50CyD6n

May the magic of the holidays fill your home with joy and peace. Wishing you and your family health and happiness this s...
12/23/2023

May the magic of the holidays fill your home with joy and peace. Wishing you and your family health and happiness this season. ❄️🌟

Season’s greetings!
12/23/2023

Season’s greetings!

Have a safe and joyous holiday season and a Happy New Year!

Expanding on her previous work to improve the health of Illinoisans through smoking-related legislation, State Senator J...
12/22/2023

Expanding on her previous work to improve the health of Illinoisans through smoking-related legislation, State Senator Julie Morrison led a bill through the Senate this year to ban use the use of e-cigarettes and va**ng in public places which takes effect on January 1st.

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Laws spearheaded by State Senator Paul Faraci and Senator Laura Ellman expanding access to overdose prevention tools are...
12/22/2023

Laws spearheaded by State Senator Paul Faraci and Senator Laura Ellman expanding access to overdose prevention tools are set to take effect on January 1st.

https://ilsendems.co/3TzAPqD

Illinois will take steps to eliminate food deserts - situations where urban residents have to travel more than a half-mi...
12/22/2023

Illinois will take steps to eliminate food deserts - situations where urban residents have to travel more than a half-mile and rural residents must travel more than ten miles to get to the nearest grocery store - in 2024, thanks to efforts championed by State Senator Christopher Belt.

https://ilsendems.co/3RO7U0x

Enjoy the lights, and be mindful of the traffic. 🎄☃️🛻🚙
12/21/2023

Enjoy the lights, and be mindful of the traffic. 🎄☃️🛻🚙

Looking for festive activities? Visit one of the many holiday light shows across the state this weekend!

Read more: https://ilikeillinois.com/

State Senator Mattie Hunter law preventing utility shutoffs takes effect Jan. 1. ilsendems.co/48q2QVO
12/19/2023

State Senator Mattie Hunter law preventing utility shutoffs takes effect Jan. 1.

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New State Senator Christopher Belt law ends traffic stops for windshield obstructions. https://bit.ly/4aqX4F6
12/19/2023

New State Senator Christopher Belt law ends traffic stops for windshield obstructions.

https://bit.ly/4aqX4F6

Senator Adriane Johnson welcomes $40,000 in investments for recreational trail improvements in the Waukegan Park Distric...
12/19/2023

Senator Adriane Johnson welcomes $40,000 in investments for recreational trail improvements in the Waukegan Park District.

https://bit.ly/470MO3j

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