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New legislation to provide state support for mental health crisis

The Illinois Coalition for Better Mental Health Care is teaming with state Rep. Deb Conroy and state Sen. Heather Steans in an announcing their push for mental health funding and reform. Mental health problems are pervasive in Illinois. More than ...

Connor House committee posts

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, has been named to serve on House committees focused on higher education funding, cybersecurity, working families, criminal justice and infrastructure. "I'm excited about the opportunity to work on committees that will have a real impact ...

Fair Lending Act bill introduced

Heartland Alliance, Senator Kimberly Lightford, Representative Chris Welch, and a coalition of community organizations have reintroduced the Fair Lending Act (SB85 / HB2468) in the Illinois General Assembly in an effort to protect consumers from extreme interest rates on auto ...

Minimum wage increase would provide $5 Billion boost to Illinois economy

State representatives in Springfield considering the bill this week to increase the minimum wage not only have the opportunity to give workers a long-overdue raise, but they can also help increase Illinois’ annual GDP by more than $5 billion, according ...

Manley backs equal pay legislation

Romeoville - State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is again sponsoring legislation that would prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. "The fact that women and minorities do not receive equal pay for equal work continues to negatively ...

Foster, State of the Union guest

Congressman Bill Foster announced that he has invited Marilyn Weisner to join him as his guest at the State of the Union address. Marilyn Weisner is the Executive Director of the Aurora Food Pantry in Aurora, Illinois. It is one ...

Connor, McGuire to host I-Cash event

Crest Hill - State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, and state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, are partnering with the office of the Illinois State Treasurer to host an I-Cash event to help local residents find any unclaimed funds they may be ...

Manley applauds Executive Order that protect women’s reproductive decisions

State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is encouraged by recent action taken by Gov. JB Prizker to prioritize women’s health by protecting the ability for women to make personal reproductive decisions.

Cong. Robin Kelly appointed to the Oversight and Reform Committee

Speaker Nancy Pelosi has appointed Congresswoman Robin Kelly to the Oversight and Reform Committee. Congresswoman Kelly's appointment came after receiving a waiver from Speaker Pelosi, as Kelly also sits on the exclusive Energy and Commerce committee.

Connor Bill to expand access to mental health resources for schools

In an effort to help address bullying and violence in schools, State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, introduced legislation requiring the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to make mental health resources readily available to parents and school officials. "In order ...

Signing of gun dealer licensing law

Crest Hill - State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is highlighting a new law signed Thursday that aims to keep guns out of the wrong hands by mandating new state licensing standards for gun shops. “For years, our state has required ...

Gov. Pritzker signs Executive Order strengthening workforce training in growing industries

Governor JB Pritzker signed an executive order ensuring workforce development funding is directed to growing industries that will create the jobs of the future, standing with elected officials, educators and students at Southwestern Illinois Community College in St. Clair County. ...

SNAP benefits will continue through February during federal

February SNAP benefits will be issued to customers on January 20th The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced today that February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will be funded through the end of February, but they will be ...

Public invited to submit stories for IDOT safety campaign

Names, faces of Illinois people sought to show consequences of unsafe driving The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking real stories from people who have lost loved ones or otherwise been affected by poor choices and driving behaviors. The stories ...

New drone owners encouraged to review guidelines

Crest Hill - As the holiday gifting season comes to an end, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is encouraging those who recently received or purchased a new drone to review new rules and safety guidelines before flying their new gadget. ...

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