Sen. Glowiak Hilton

Glowiak Hilton passes measure to modernize Illinois' professional licensure process

SPRINGFIELD — State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton’s measure to help to modernize Illinois’ professional licensure process advanced out of the Senate last week.

“I continue to hear from residents in my district who are waiting for an update on their license applications and renewals,” said Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs). “This measure will expedite the process to modernize and streamline operations for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.”

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Sen. Doris Turner

Turner introduces measure to hold funeral homes accountable

SPRINGFIELD — In response to a Carlinville funeral home’s insufficient handling of human remains, State Senator Doris Turner introduced legislation that would put procedures and protocols in place to protect families who have lost a loved one.

“When we lose a loved one, we expect a funeral home to respect the remains of our friends and family,” said Turner (D-Springfield). “We are talking about a person who has loved ones and a story of their own. It is vital that we ensure no family has to receive the dreaded call that the remains they received belong to someone else. This has become a nationwide issue that needs to be addressed.”

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 Sen. Sims

Sims passes measure to end predatory pawnbroker practices

SPRINGFIELD — After months of negotiations, State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. passed a measure to enhance oversight over the pawnbroker industry.

“Working with consumer advocates and other interested stakeholders, we passed a comprehensive plan to ensure transparency and ethical practices within the pawnbroker industry,” said Sims (D-Chicago). “The Predatory Loan Prevention Act stopped many forms of predatory lending in Illinois, and we are working to continue down that path.”

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Hastings and Porfirio highlight resources for service members, veterans and their families

SPRINGFIELD — State Senators Michael E. Hastings and Mike Porfirio are taking the opportunity to remind residents about vital resources available to Illinois service members, veterans and their loved ones through the Illinois Governor’s Challenge.

“Our service members—both current and former—have made many sacrifices, continually putting the safety of our citizens above their own,” said Hastings (D-Frankfort), a retired Army captain and chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. “It is our duty to ensure military members, veterans and their loved ones have access to the resources and assistance they need. I encourage anyone in need of help to utilize the resources offered by the state.”

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