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Legislative Update: Alzheimer’s Bill

Earlier this month, Governor Pritzker signed into law the bill I proudly championed during this Spring’s legislative session to require EMTs and paramedics to complete one hour of training on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. I am proud that this is a new law in Illinois because the fight against Alzheimer’s has always been close to […]
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April 2022 Newsletter

Last month, I took to the House floor to call for upholding Roe v. Wade, protecting women’s reproductive health, and supporting our state partners who provide quality healthcare. I was told by my Republican colleagues that we were wasting time talking about women’s reproductive rights, but unfortunately the news in recent weeks has shown exactly […]
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Mental Health in May

It is estimated that over 44 million people around the United States struggle with mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to take time to address your own mental health and understand the resources available to you. This is a critical way to ensure the safety and well-being of not only you, […]
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Meet the Interns of IL-12

If you’ve stopped by or called our office recently, you may have interacted with one of our interns! Elizabeth and Julia have been an integral part of our team, helping to ensure the office runs smoothly. Want to learn more about their experience? Read more below!  Tell us a little about yourselves! Elizabeth: My name […]
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End of Session Recap

Earlier this month, the General Assembly concluded our 2022 Spring legislative session after passing a number of important pieces of legislation to improve our state for all who call it home. We passed a balanced budget, a package of public safety bills to help combat crime, and other critical measures that will be signed by […]
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March 2022 Newsletter

Happy Spring! The Illinois General Assembly closed out our Spring session last weekend after staying at the Capitol all Friday night until we finished up at 6am on Saturday. We passed a number of impactful bills this session, including two bills I was proud to chief sponsor: HB4715, an initiative alongside the American Society of […]
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Women I’m Inspired By…

This Women’s History Month, I wanted to recognize some of the amazing female role models I’m inspired consistently by. Their impact is something I am incredibly thankful for.  Here are just a few of the strong, courageous, trailblazing women I admire… ANITA HILL  Long before the #MeToo movement, Anita Hill stood up for herself and […]
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February 2022 Newsletter

As you may have heard, former Speaker Michael J Madigan was federally indicted last week. Even before I took office, I supported new leadership in Springfield and I was then proud to be one of the 19 members to force a vote for a new Speaker last year. Speaker Chris Welch has brought a new […]
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January 2022 Newsletter

It hasn’t been necessarily easy to embrace the start of 2022 when we’re trudging through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are hunkered down indoors because of the negative windchill and snow. If you’re also feeling a little blue right now, you’re not alone. The winter months can be a hard time for many Chicagoans, so […]
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Black History Month in IL-12

February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the lives, legacies, and contributions of Black people throughout history. It’s also a great opportunity to support the vibrant Black community here in Chicago!  Here are a few Black History Month events happening this month: The Chicago History Museum is introducing the Remembering Dr. King: […]
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