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Crowe creates task force to combat elder abuse

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 04:46 PM

crowe 022019SPRINGFIELD – To protect senior citizens from the many scams that target them, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is seeking to create a new state task force.

“We hear of a new scam or someone trying to take advantage of the elderly every day,” said Crowe. “I wanted to make sure we have an educated group of people looking out for our most vulnerable population’s best interests while strengthening our protections for them.”

The measure creates an Elder Abuse Task Force, consisting of 20 members to investigate the effectiveness of current elder protective services and laws while increasing public awareness of elder abuse and encouraging people to report it.

Crowe’s legislation, Senate Joint Resolution 13 was approved by a Senate committee today and will go to the Senate floor for further consideration.

Crowe: Use Illinois steel to keep employment up and create jobs

Published: Wednesday, March 06, 2019 04:32 PM

Sen. CroweSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Rachelle Crowe is urging Illinois to adopt “buy Illinois” and “buy America” steel policies – a nod to her region’s vital contributions to the nation’s steel production.

Crowe, a Democrat from Glen Carbon, introduced a resolution that recognizes the importance of the steel industry and the jobs it supports in Illinois.

“With all our steel manufacturers in mind, it’s vital that their work be appreciated throughout the state,” Crowe said. “Steel manufacturers employ thousands of hard-working people in my Senate district and across Illinois. We should support their work to keep people employed and create even more jobs.”

Hearings for statewide construction plan kick off at SIUE

Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 08:43 AM

crowe 030419EDWARDSVILLE – State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) welcomed area mayors, community leaders, labor officials and fellow legislators to Edwardsville today for the first in a series of statewide hearings to discuss a plan to invest in Illinois’ roads and bridges. 

“While our region is fortunate to sit in close proximity to an expansive network of highways, rail lines and the Mississippi River, we lose our economic advantage if we do not properly invest in our infrastructure,” Crowe said. “Today’s hearing was a wonderful opportunity for legislators across the state to hear the needs of our local communities and reaffirms the need for a comprehensive capital plan in Illinois.”

Crowe celebrates Pritzker's pledge to fund education

Published: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 02:44 PM

Senator Crowe

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) issued the following statement reacting to today’s budget address by Gov. JB Pritzker:

“Gov. Pritzker and his budget team made tremendous strides for Illinois today, focusing on our children and the future is something to be celebrated. I commend Gov. Pritzker for his commitment to invest more in both K-12 and higher education institutions.

Under the proposed budget scheduled to start July 1, 2019, school districts across the state will get $25 million more than required by the new school funding formula – an increase to $375 million from $350 million.

Higher education will also see a $50 million increase for the Monetary Award Program (MAP) and a $55.2 million increase for public universities’ operating expenses.

‘Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville and other area public schools have been decimated for too long, and stability must be brought back into our classrooms to invest in our state’s economic growth,’ Crowe said. ‘I appreciate his effort and for sharing my main priority.’

I look forward to working with Gov. Pritzker on his bipartisan Downstate Revitalization Plan while having discussions on this proposal to agree on a final spending plan that is fiscally responsible to taxpayers.”

Sen. Rachelle Crowe

Sen. Rachell Crowe

56th District

Years served: 2019–Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations II; Committee of the Whole; Criminal Law; Judiciary (Vice-Chairperson); Labor; Licensed Activities; Veterans Affairs.

Associated Representatives:
Monica Bristow
Katie Stuart