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Glowiak Hilton, local businesses help keep first responders healthy during pandemic

Senator Glowiak Hilton and the Hinsdale Fire DepartmentWESTERN SPRINGS – State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) coordinated equipment sanitizer donations to local police and fire departments throughout the 24th Senate District last week.

“Every day our first responders put their lives on the line to keep us safe,” Glowiak Hilton said. “During this pandemic they face new challenges so we need to do all we can to make sure they remain safe and healthy.”

PathoSans Technologies, a cleaning products supplier in Glendale Heights, pledged to donate up to 5,000 gallons per day of its sanitizer and disinfectant to the state. Over 400 gallons of sanitizer were distributed throughout the 24th Senate District.

“During this state of emergency, a shortage of effective sanitizers and disinfectants quickly became a significant issue,” said Dr. William J. Kohley, President of PathoSans Technologies. “Our ECA systems are designed to supply high volumes of environmentally responsible cleaners and sanitizers. They are manufactured right here in IL; by redirecting production to address local supply chain shortages, we knew we could help immediately.”

January is Radon Awareness Month

Radon Awareness MonthJanuary is Radon Awareness Month. Approximately 1,200 Illinoisans are diagnosed with radon-related lung cancer each year, so make sure your home is radon-free! Radon can’t be seen, smelled, or tasted so the only way to detect its presence is through a licensed professional or at-home test kit.

You can find a local, licensed professional here.

OR, you can order an at-home radon testing kit here.

How should I prepare my home to test for radon?

Senators respond to gun violence at Mercy Hospital in Chicago

mercy hosp 112018State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) issued the following statement on the shooting at Mercy Hospital in Chicago yesterday:

“I am deeply saddened to hear about the horrific shooting at Mercy Hospital in Bronzeville yesterday. I am praying for all those who were affected. To the families of the victims—I cannot even begin to fathom the pain you are experiencing, but please know that our community is here for you.

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

BlackWomens EqualPayDay 1Today, Tuesday, Aug. 7, is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. The date – more than 200 days into 2018 – symbolizes the number of extra days the average black woman must work in a two-year span to match the single-year wages of an average white man.

When compared to all men, women are paid 80 cents on the dollar. Black women earn just 63 cents to each dollar a white man makes despite high education rates and growing participation in the workforce.

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