Sen. Ellman

Senate Democrats outline measures to enhance water quality, protect public health

SPRINGFIELD – Access to clean drinking water is often taken for granted. In reality, a number of chemicals and bacteria are tainting water across the state. Members of the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus are leading a number of measures to enhance water quality – calling it “the year of water.”

State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) – who chairs the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee – kicked off a press conference on water quality by outlining her plan to identify critical water issues throughout the state.

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Senate Democrats outline measures to increase food accessibility

SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus are working to increase food accessibility in both the community and schools.

State Senators Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) and Doris Turner (D-Springfield) are fighting for legislation to bolster local food economies and uplift farmers, all while tackling food deserts.

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Sen. Lightford

Lightford passes measure to create new early childhood agency

SPRINGFIELD – Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford passed a measure to create a new state agency – the Department of Early Childhood – to streamline the administration of early childhood education care programs and services.

“The foundation of a child’s success and well-being is built starting the moment they are born,” said Lightford (D-Maywood). “As a state, it is our duty to provide the necessary support and resources to build such stability. The creation of this unique agency will break ground on our transition to a whole, trauma-informed approach to meeting children’s diverse needs.”

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Sound of the State: Sen. Morrison

Sound of the State: New training for first responders

State Senator Julie Morrison joins the Sound of the State to talk about her legislation to provide training for first responders and awareness to the public about the health information apps on many cell phones that could provide better response in emergencies.

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