Sen. Mike Halpin

EMT recruitment legislation sponsored by Halpin, Anderson passes Senate

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Mike Halpin passed a measure through the Senate aimed at creating incentives to recruit much-needed emergency medical technicians in Illinois fire departments.

“Now that we’ve gotten this passed, we need to ensure the money is appropriated in this year’s budget,” said Halpin (D-Rock Island). “I look forward to working with Senator Anderson to get it done.”

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Ambulance safety

Johnson: We are a step closer to implementing changes that will protect the future safety of residents

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Adriane Johnson advanced a measure to expand training on lights and sirens for ambulance drivers going through red lights during emergencies.

“Today we are one step closer to implementing changes that will protect the future safety of residents.” said Johnson (D-Buffalo Grove). “I look forward to working with first responders and people in our community to enhance training for ambulance drivers.”

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Sens. Morrison, Gillespie, Aquino$14 million in capital grants coming to nonprofit human services providers, thanks to Illinois Senate Democrats

CHICAGO – State Senators Julie Morrison, Ann Gillespie and Omar Aquino joined the Department of Human Services and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity on Friday to announce awards totaling $14 million in Rebuild Illinois funding that will provide critical safety and accessibility improvements to 70 social service providers across 24 counties.

Awarded under the first-ever competitive Human Services Capital Investment Grant Program, the funds will help nonprofit human services providers address physical construction and accessibility needs. The program was designed to prioritize disproportionately impacted areas, the expansion of human services and to address fire prevention and mitigation needs, such as the installation of fire sprinkler systems.

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Sen. Willie Preston

Preston and Consulate General of Israel host tour of Green Book Exhibit

SKOKIE – State Senator Willie Preston and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest teamed up to co-host a tour of the Green Book exhibit currently on display at the Illinois Holocaust Museum.

The Green Book exhibit tells the story of the Green Book, a guidebook that Black Americans used during the Jim Crow era to navigate safe spaces in the South. The exhibit explores the history of the Green Book and its importance as a tool for Black Americans to protect themselves from discrimination and violence.

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