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Villanueva: Survivors of domestic abuse can’t slip through the cracks

Published: Monday, March 30, 2020 01:16 PM

Sen. Celina VillanuevaCHICAGO – With domestic violence hotlines experiencing an increase in calls during the Stay at Home order, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) urged survivors to be aware of the options still available to them.

“In the midst of this crisis, we can’t let anybody slip through the cracks,” Villanueva said. “Survivors need safety during the Stay at Home order and our community can step up and be there for them.”

Cunningham: New loan, grant programs available for small businesses

Published: Monday, March 30, 2020 01:08 PM

cunningham 033020CHICAGO – State Senator Bill Cunningham encouraged area restaurants, hotels and other small businesses to take advantage of new emergency assistance programs Monday.

“It’s been difficult to watch so many of our local businesses close due to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Cunningham, a Democrat who represents portions of Chicago and the southwest suburbs. “We need to do everything possible to help local businesses stay afloat during this pandemic.”

Stadelman encourages out-of-state health care professionals to work in Illinois

Published: Monday, March 30, 2020 01:04 PM

Sen. Steve StadelmanIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic

ROCKFORD – With the number of COVID-19 cases increasing daily, State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) is urging doctors, nurses and other professionals in Wisconsin to apply for Illinois’ new Out of State Temporary Practice Permits.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has issued a proclamation to allow out-of-state physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory care therapists to provide care to Illinois residents affected by COVID-19.

Bush asks out-of-state health care professionals to come to Illinois

Published: Friday, March 27, 2020 05:16 PM

bush030920GRAYSLAKE – Due to the skyrocketing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Illinois and more anticipated cases on the horizon, State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) is asking doctors, nurses, EMTs, and other healthcare professionals from border states – especially Wisconsin – to apply for Illinois’ new Out of State Temporary Practice Permits.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has announced several new actions to increase the number of healthcare professionals working to help combat the novel coronavirus. One of the new measures includes an IDFPR proclamation allowing out-of-state nurses, physicians, and various medical professionals to provide care to Illinois residents with COVID-19. 

“Illinois is home to many well qualified medical professionals, but with health systems increasingly being filled to capacity, we simply won’t have enough people to care for all COVID-19 patients unless we take drastic actions,” Bush said. “The district I represent is on Illinois’ border, and I want to make sure that residents affected by COVID-19 who live close to the Wisconsin border have access to well qualified medical professionals.”

The application for the Out of State Temporary Practice Permit is available online at www.idfpr.com/Renewals/Apply/Forms/F2398.pdf

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