The Majority Report 04/13/20 - How state and local organizations are providing assistance


Martwick reminds residents expiration dates for drivers licenses, vehicle registration extended


CHICAGO — State Senator Rob Martwick (D-Chicago) wants to remind residents that expiration dates for driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and document filings will be extended at least 30 days after Driver Services facilities reopen.

“It’s important to take as many steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 as we can,” Martwick said. “The secretary of state’s office is taking great steps to protect the public and its employees.”

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Senator Fine urges Illinoisans to be mindful of mental health during COVID-19

Sen. Laura FineGLENVIEW — To help Illinoisans manage their mental health from home during the COVID-19 outbreak, State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) is sharing resources she hopes will offer support to those struggling.

“We talk a lot about hand washing, social distancing and other measures to protect physical health during this pandemic, but what about mental health?” said Fine. “We’re all experiencing added stress during this time. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, I urge you to reach out.”

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Jones announces additional support to essential workers Sen. Emil Jones III

CHICAGO — State Senator Emil Jones, III (D-Chicago) announced Monday the expansion of support to childcare workers and other essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Essential workers do not have the luxury of staying home during this crisis,” Jones said. “Doctors and nurses are working day in and day out so it’s important these childcare centers are sustained to support these essential employees."

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Senator Michael Hastings, Tinley Park: Working remotely: Illinois Senators discuss plans to revitalize state’s economy, stabilize energy operations | WGEM

Senator Linda Holmes, Aurora: Domestic violence services expanded due to pandemic | Chicago Tribune

Senator Andy Manar, Bunker Hill: Legislature in limbo, lawmakers 'going as fast as we can' to help everybody | The State Journal-Register


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