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Will County fire departments urged to apply for state grant

Plainfield - State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is excited to announce that the Office of the State Fire Marshal is now accepting applications for the state's Small Equipment Grant program.

Census seminar at Fountaindale Public Library

Bolingbrook - As the 2020 United States Census gets underway, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is bringing together Census Bureau staff, elected officials and local immigrant support groups to emphasize the importance of a complete count at a seminar scheduled ...

Governor encouraged signing legislation to cap insulin costs

Pharmaceutical companies will no longer be able to charge diabetic Illinoisans large out-of-pocket prices for their insulin under new legislation passes now heads to governor’s desk. "The use of insulin by diabetic individuals is nonnegotiable," said State Rep. Natalie Manley, ...

State Sen. invites residents to satellite in Joliet and Romeoville

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) invites residents to her January satellite office hours in Joliet and Romeoville.

New laws highlighted

Two new laws initiated by Attorney General Kwame Raoul’s office that went into effect Jan. 1 Both new laws offer additional protections for people throughout Illinois and provide my office with better tools to fight against unfair and unlawful practices ...

Pension Reform Signed into Law

Governor JB Pritzker signed a pension consolidation bill into law. The legislation, SB1300, will consolidate Illinois’ 649 downstate and suburban police and fire pension funds. By consolidating pension assets, SB1300 will increase investment returns and decrease the cost of managing ...

Legislation supports Military members

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is recognizing Service members and their loved ones during Military Family Appreciation Month by highlighting new efforts to support members of the armed forces and their families.

Consumers protected across Will County

Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Illinois residents’ genetic testing results will be protected. Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) championed House Bill 2189, which prohibits companies that provide direct-to-consumer commercial genetic testing such as ancestry.com and 23andMe, from sharing any test results with health or ...

Illinois Manufacturers applaud tentative agreement on USMCA

The Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA) released the following statement regarding House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's announcement that House Democrats and the White House have reached a tentative agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA):

Residents urged to buy safe toys

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) urges residents to reference the Illinois Attorney General’s annual safe shopping guide this holiday season. This year’s guide includes information about more than 30 products deemed safety hazards that range from choking hazards, articles of ...

AG files brief to ensure women retain access to safe, legal abortions

Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a coalition of 22 attorneys general fighting to ensure women are able to maintain access to safe, legal abortions. In an amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court, supporting the petitioners in June Medical ...

Will County winter clothing drive

To help ensure residents in Will County are warm during the cold winter months, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is launching a winter clothing drive. From Nov. 25 to Dec. 13, local and state elected officials are working together to ...

Illinois Secure Choice Retirement plan fighting nationwide retirement crisis

32,000 New Workers Now Saving Own Money for Their Future A state-administered program designed to combat the retirement savings crisis threatening America boasts more than 32,000 new workers setting aside $8.5 million in retirement savings during its first year of ...

Settlement reached with companies selling travel club members

Attorney General Kwame Raoul said a settlement totaling $250,000 in relief for consumers with vacation club Global Connections, Inc. (Global Connections) and its distributors, GVN Illinois, Inc. (GVN), and Madmol, Inc. (Madmol). Raoul alleged that the companies utilized unlawful and ...

CBAI: Illinois should prepare for slow and steady on adult use of Cannabis

New Year’s Day 2020 brings in a new decade and high expectations for Illinois’ legalization of adult cannabis use. The major advocacy voice for the cannabis industry wants to make sure Illinoisans are ready for a slow, steady rollout on ...

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