Sen. Sims

Senate Democrats celebrate improved fiscal outlook

SPRINGFIELD – Moody’s Investors Service, a major credit rating agency, revised the state’s outlook to “positive” – a move that can be attributed to the stability and responsibility of the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus.

“Moody’s is recognizing what has been recognized time and again with the state’s nine consecutive credit upgrades in the last two years: our fiscal responsibility is paying off,” said Senate Majority Appropriations Leader Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-Chicago). “Our future looks bright and I look forward to continued collaborative efforts with my colleagues to keep Illinois on this upward economic trajectory.”

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Sen. Bennett

Faraci honors late Senator Scott Bennett

DANVILLE – To honor the life and legacy of the late Senator Scott Bennett, State Senator Paul Faraci joined elected officials, community members, as well as friends and family of Scott Bennett at a memorial to name portions of I-74 the "Senator Scott M. Bennett Memorial Highway."

“Senator Bennett continues to be remembered as a leader in our communities who dedicated his life to serving the people of Illinois,” said Faraci (D-Champaign). “He will forever be missed, but his legacy will never be forgotten. This is one way we can continue to honor him for decades to come.”

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Sen. Morrison

Morrison leads measure to improve early diagnosis of fatal pediatric disease

SPRINGFIELD – Standing alongside advocates from Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy at a press conference, State Senator Julie Morrison outlined her initiative to require each newborn to be screened for duchenne muscular dystrophy.

“DMD is a devastating disease – tragically taking young children from their parents,” said Morrison. “Requiring every newborn to be screened for duchenne muscular dystrophy will save precious lives and restore hope.”

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