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Stadelman hosts Aug. 11 clinic to help consumers reduce utility bills

ROCKFORD – Illinois State Senator Steve Stadelman has invited experts from the Citizens Utility Board to conduct a free clinic where local consumers can learn ways to reduce their gas, electric and landline telephone bills.

"Even though we have experienced a mild summer so far, many citizens are still recovering from steep heating bills that resulted from last winter's long stretch of subzero temperatures and higher utility rates," said Stadelman, D-Rockford. "This workshop offers a chance to learn about all the cost-savings options that are available."

CUB advisors will offer one-on-one analysis of gas, electric and landline phone bills, information on spotting billing errors and incentives designed to help people improve energy efficiency.

UTILITY BILL CLINIC

  • When: 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11
  • Where: Zeke Giorgi Center - Lower Level Atrium, 200 S. Wyman St., Rockford
  • Call to register: Senator Stadelman's office at (815) 987-7557

Delgado applauds Children’s Dental Van launch

DentalVanSenator William Delgado (D-Chicago) joined the Roseland Community Hospital and the Mobile Care Foundation on Friday at the ribbon cutting for their new Children’s Dental Van.

“Making healthcare accessible to underprivileged children is critical for our communities,” Delgado said. “Thank you and congratulations to the Roseland Community Hospital and the Mobile Care Foundation on the launch of their Children’s Dental Van.”

The 40-foot long mobile dental clinic, which favors a recreational vehicle, will provide comprehensive dental care to over 2,000 children in underprivileged neighborhoods on Chicago’s Southside.

"The concept of this dental van has been in the planning for several years. There have been some hurdles but those are literally all in the rear view mirror. Now our state of the art program is hitting the streets and thousands of children will benefit.  It is an absolute dream come true," Tim Egan, President and CEO of RCH said.

Delgado joined U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White among others to in celebration of the work put forth by the RCH and MCF in seeing their project through.

“Any time innovative ideas are brought to life it’s fascinating,” Delgado said. “When those ideas create a better quality of life for our children they’re that much more impressive.”

Kotowski’s plan to prevent flooding and create local jobs signed into law

“This measure offers resources to cities, villages and towns that will prevent home flooding, improve water quality and create 28,000 local jobs.” - State Senator Kotowski

UrbanFloodingRSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Dan Kotowski’s (D-Park Ridge) plan that would expand the types of water control and water quality projects the state can fund was signed by the governor today.

“This measure offers resources to cities, villages and towns that will prevent home flooding, improve water quality and create 28,000 local jobs,” Kotowski said. “In light of recent floods throughout Illinois, it is especially critical that we fund projects to improve stormwater treatment.”

Delgado celebrates grant presentation at Josephinum Academy

Josephinum072314Senator William Delgado (D-Chicago) joined AT&T Illinois President Paul La Schiazza, Representative Cynthia Soto and Alderman Joe Moreno today at the presentation of a $60,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation to the all-girls school Josephinum Academy.

“I’m proud to see that companies like AT&T are taking the initiative to provide support for the children in our communities,” Delgado said. “We are facing some of the toughest issues ever in Chicago. Our young women need a quality education, and our schools need programs that go the extra mile.”

Josephinum Academy plans to use the grant to establish a Summer Bridge Program to help incoming freshman transition to high school by taking them on educational field trips, team building and academic enrichment courses. Returning students will also benefit from the grant by being offered internships in the Summer Enrichment Program and college visits.

“The staff at Josephinum Academy does a wonderful job at preparing students for college and beyond,” Delgado said. “They serve such a diverse group of young women and are able to develop them academically and personally.”

During the presentation, Delgado and elected officials present were given the opportunity to discuss education, leadership and civic responsibility with members of the Josephinum Ambassador Council.

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