Sen. Faraci

Faraci extends utility assistance program for low-income households

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Paul Faraci advanced legislation to extend the Energy Assistance Act, which provides low-income households with financial assistance on utility bills.

“Every resident in our state should have access to essential services,” said Faraci (D-Champaign). “The ability to heat or cool your home should be a fundamental right, not a privilege.”

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Sen. Harris

Harris advances measure to increase transparency for homeowners

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Napoleon Harris, III advanced a measure to increase transparency of homeowner insurance policy coverage.

“When you choose a homeowner insurance policy you should have a full picture of what the policy covers,” said Harris (D-Harvey). “This legislation empowers homeowners to make educated financial decisions about their homeowner insurance policies.”

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Sen. Glowiak Hilton

Glowiak Hilton measure would prohibit pharmacy refusal of prescriptions

SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to make medication more accessible to Illinoisans, State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton is leading an initiative to prohibit pharmacists from refusing to fill a written prescription.

“If your doctor writes a prescription for medication you need, you should not be refused at your local pharmacy,” said Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs). “All residents should be able to access their medication regardless of how the prescription is sent to the pharmacy.”

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Sen. Majority Leader Lightford

Leader Lightford introduces measure to regulate hemp, delta-8 products

SPRINGFIELD – Parents across the state continue to receive the call no one wants to receive: the call that their child has consumed delta-8 THC and is being transported to the hospital. Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford is spearheading a measure to regulate these pervasive, unlicensed products.

“We are working diligently to protect consumers of all ages, help our cannabis industry flourish, keep the promise to our social equity communities, and not stifle reputable hemp business establishments,” said Lightford (D-Maywood). “Effective regulation is about safeguarding public health and fostering a sustainable, trustworthy market.”

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Suits and Sneakers

Senate Democrats adjust floor dress code for a good cause

SPRINGFIELD – In place of the traditional loafers, high heels and flats, the Illinois Senate Democrats arrived to the chamber floor last Tuesday in their sneakers, a jarringly causal look compared to their usual attire in the General Assembly.

However, this wardrobe change wasn’t because they wanted to be more comfortable during the longer session days – members of the caucus were participating in the American Cancer Society’s nationwide Suits and Sneakers campaign to raise awareness of cancer prevention, screening and early detection.

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Sound of the State: Combatting Problem Gambling

Sound of the State: Combatting Problem Gambling

Access to gambling is on the rise and with it has come an increase in addictive gambling behaviors. State Senator Julie Morrison sat down with Dr. Aaron Weiner, a psychologist who specializes in addiction, to discuss the importance of her bill which will increase resources for people struggling with a gambling disorder.

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