Sens. Gillespie, Feigenholtz and Hunter

Trio of Democratic Senators champion monumental affordable housing law

SPRINGFIELD – As the COVID-19 pandemic further accentuated the need for affordable housing in Illinois, State Senators Mattie Hunter, Ann Gillespie and Sara Feigenholtz knew they had to do something to help residents who too long have suffered from burdensome housing mandates.

The trio of Democratic lawmakers worked together to champion a newly signed law to create incentives in the housing market for affordable housing units, enforce the mandatory affordable housing plan for cities with at least 1,000 residents and change how the Cook County assessor’s office calculates the tax liability for affordable housing complexes.

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Sen. Laura Fine

Infertility treatment expanded to include marginalized women under Senator Fine law

SPRINGFIELD – Insurance coverage for infertility treatment for all women, regardless of marital status, will be accessible under a measure sponsored by State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview), which was signed into law last week.

“Every woman in Illinois deserves insurance coverage for infertility treatment,” Fine said. “If a woman is experiencing fertility issues, she should be covered by insurance regardless of her age, medical history, partner status or sexual orientation.”

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Martwick delivers on promise of elected school board at CPS

CHICAGO – The board of Chicago Public Schools will be fully elected thanks to a new law spearheaded by State Senator Robert Martwick (D-Chicago).

"With today's historic new law, our great city is now on track to be at the forefront of community-led education," Martwick said. "Parents have always deserved a say in how their kids' schools are run, and now, they'll have it. An elected school board opens up a world of possibilities, and because of it, the future of Chicago's youth is bright."

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