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Sandoval to Trump: Reunite parents with children immediately

Published: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:38 AM

sandoval 062018CHICAGO – State Senator Martin A. Sandoval (D-Chicago) has urged President Donald Trump to bring an immediate end to the separation of children from their parents at the U.S. border.

“There’s no other way to say it: This policy is horrifying,” Sandoval said. “These people come to the United States of America seeking asylum in what is supposed to be a land of opportunity and they have their children ripped from their arms. This has to stop.”

Sandoval, the son of Mexican immigrants, has spent much of the summer speaking at graduations from the elementary to high school level.

Jones: Governor falsely claims support of black community

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 04:03 PM

jones 012918CHICAGO – State Senator Emil Jones, III (D-Chicago) is issuing a response to misleading claims made by the governor during his Juneteenth remarks today.

Gov. Bruce Rauner touted helping the black community, especially black businesses. Rauner has actually largely ignored black-owned businesses during his term.

“I was disgusted by the governor’s claims that he’s been a pillar within the black community, when in reality, he’s done various things that have in fact hurt our people,” said Jones.

Some areas that have suffered under Gov. Rauner include:

Manar urges vigilance, safety at rural rail crossings

Published: Thursday, June 14, 2018 04:08 PM

manar rrsign 061418PANA – As the community of Pana today marks one year since the loss of five family members in a collision with a freight train, State Senator Andy Manar is reminding drivers and pedestrians about the dangers of rural railroad crossings.

“Today, we’ll pause to remember five respected citizens who are missed terribly by their loved ones and friends,” Manar said. “We owe it to them and their families to do everything in our power to protect people around train tracks and ensure rail crossings are unobstructed and well maintained.”

Senate designates “Suicide Awareness Day,” brings attention to public health problem

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 04:33 PM

Sucide awareness 1Every year, more than 1,000 Illinoisans die by suicide, representing nearly three deaths per day. Illinois teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 have the highest suicide attempt rate for any age group in the state.

In an effort to bring increased attention to the serious public health concern, State Senator Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) passed a resolution recently declaring June 13, 2018 Suicide Awareness Day in Illinois.

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