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Inseparable Applauds Introduction of Legislation to Eliminate “Ghost Networks” to Improve Access to Mental Health Treatment

CHICAGO – Inseparable, a national organization focused on closing the treatment gap for people with mental health conditions, improving crisis response, and supporting youth mental health, today applauded the introduction of legislation in the General Assembly to improve access to mental health treatment by eliminating “ghost networks,” or provider networks that are filled with providers […]
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Governor Pritzker and Nexamp Announce Company’s New Headquarters in Chicago

CHICAGO – Today, Governor JB Pritzker, Nexamp, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) joined local leaders and partners to announce that Chicago will serve as Nexamp’s second national headquarters. As the nation’s largest community solar provider, Nexamp’s expansion in Illinois will create 50 new jobs as part of more than $2 billion […]
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Statement from the Illinois Legislative Jewish Caucus

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Today, the Illinois Legislative Jewish Caucus released the following statement in response to the terrorist attack against Israel: “The Illinois Legislative Jewish Caucus is shocked and saddened to learn of the massive terrorist attack against Israel that is still playing out at this moment. We stand with the State of Israel as […]
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Gov. Pritzker Announces Record-Breaking Hotel Revenues in FY23 and Unprecedented Growth in Illinois Tourism

CHICAGO – Today, Governor JB Pritzker joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), elected officials, and industry leaders to announce that Illinois reached its highest-ever hotel revenue figures in FY23 ($308 million) – surpassing the pre-pandemic record in FY19. Additionally, Illinois welcomed 111 million visitors who spent $44 billion in 2022 – representing […]
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Gov. Pritzker Signs State Representative Margaret Croke’s Legislation to Strengthen and Expand Cyberbullying Statute Into Law

CHICAGO – Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed State Representative Margaret Croke’s legislation to strengthen and expand Illinois’ cyberbullying statute into law. The legislation, which passed out of the General Assembly during the spring session with strong bipartisan support, updates existing cyberbullying statute to expand the definition of bullying to add additional protected characteristics, create new […]
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Croke’s Legislation to Incentivize Diversity in Angel Investments Passes IL House

Springfield, IL. – Today, State Representative Margaret Croke’s legislation to encourage investments in new business ventures owned by minorities, women, veterans, people with disabilities, and downstate residents passed the Illinois House as part of the omnibus revenue package. The legislation increases the Angel Tax Credit by $5 million to a total of $15 million for the program. The […]
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Croke Backs Budget Plan Focused on Schools, Public Safety, and Reproductive Freedoms

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Focused on building a stronger Illinois that offers more opportunity for everyone, state Rep. Margaret Croke, D-Chicago, supported a fiscally and socially responsible state budget plan Saturday that prioritizes investment for classrooms, public safety efforts and critically- needed health care. “This balanced budget protects core essential services residents depend on, and is a […]
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State Representative Margaret Croke’s Legislation Removing Referral Requirements For Patients with HMO Plans Passes Senate, Heads to Governor’s Desk

SPRINGFIELD, IL. – Today, State Representative Margaret Croke’s legislation removing referral requirements for patients enrolled in HMO insurance plans passed the Senate, and now heads to the Governor’s desk for signature. House Bill 1186 allows Illinois patients with HMO health care plans to see in-network specialists without first obtaining a referral from their primary care […]
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State Representative Margaret Croke’s Legislation To Strengthen and Expand Cyberbullying Statute Passes Illinois Senate with Bipartisan Support, Heads to Governor Pritzker for Signature

Springfield, IL. – Yesterday, State Representative Margaret Croke’s legislation to strengthen and expand Illinois’ cyberbullying statute passed the Illinois Senate by a vote of 50-5. After passing the Illinois House with bipartisan support in March, the bill now heads to Governor Pritzker to be signed into law. The legislation updates Illinois’ existing cyberbullying statute, which […]
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Gov. Pritzker Awards $22.5 Million to Boost Tourism, Support Illinois Festivals and Attractions

Today, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) joined legislators and leaders in the tourism industry to award $22.5 million in grant funding for 89 projects across Illinois through the Tourism Attractions and Festivals Grant program. Designed to support local festivals and attractions and drive tourism across the state, Illinois increased […]
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