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Munoz applauds Attorney General Madigan for protecting immigrant Latino workers

munoz 050218CHICAGO – Assistant Majority Leader Antonio “Tony” Munoz (D-Chicago) applauds Attorney General Lisa Madigan for her work in shutting down an employment agency charged with violations from its treatment of immigrant Latino workers.

“Regardless of a worker’s immigration status, they deserve to be treated fairly when employed by a business in Illinois and throughout the country,” Munoz said. “I’m grateful for Attorney General Madigan’s efforts in seeking justice for these especially vulnerable workers.”

Munoz: Retiring state police officers and state fire marshal investigators can now purchase badge and service weapon

gun badge 081718SPRINGFIELD- Retiring Illinois State Police Officers and Illinois State Fire Marshal Investigators could soon have the option of purchasing their service weapon and badge under legislation sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago).

“As an officer, you carry your badge and gun every day,” Munoz said. “They are symbols of a career in law enforcement, and retiring officers have earned the opportunity to keep them as an honor to their commitment and service.”

The Department of State Police, the Director of the Secretary of State Department of Police and the Office of the State Fire Marshal will have the responsibility of establishing the program allowing retiring officers to purchase their service weapon and badge.

According to the Fraternal Order of Police, the Illinois State Police established a similar practice in 2016, which resulted in 82% of retirees buying back their service revolvers in 2017. Senate Bill 2640 will codify that program and add State Police Officers and Department of Natural Resource Officers to the list of qualifying retirees.

Officers who request to purchase their service weapon must possess a valid FOID Card upon retirement and pay the department for the pistol. 

Only officers are granted an honorable retirement and are in good standing will be permitted to participate in the program.  

The law is now in effect.

Munoz law keeps guns out of the hands of individuals unfit to possess them

munoz 020818SPRINGFIELD – Assistant Majority Leader Antonio “Tony” Munoz’s (D-Chicago) legislation giving the Illinois State Police tools to better evaluate Firearm Owners Identification Card applications was signed into law today.

“This measure provides the State Police the proper information for them to make the right decisions when it comes to administering FOID cards,” Munoz said. “It closes a loophole that was potentially putting guns in the hands of individuals who are unfit to possess them.”

Munoz hosts town hall meeting on McKinley Park asphalt plant concerns

Munoz asphalt 071218CHICAGO – A large crowd of angry McKinley Park residents voiced their opposition to an asphalt plant at a town hall meeting hosted on Tuesday by Assistant Illinois Senate Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago)

When McKinley Park residents noticed new silos being built in their neighborhood earlier this year, they were blindsided, according to the Chicago Tribune. The silos were for a nearby asphalt plant that will be fully operational this month. Due to an apparent oversight by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, residents were not properly notified, receiving notice only two weeks before the project began.

Sen. Antonio Munoz

1st District
Assistant Majority Leader

Years served: 1999 - Present

Committee assignments: Energy and Public Utilities; Executive; Executive Appointments (Chairperson); Insurance; Committee of the Whole.

Biography: Born Feb. 18, 1964, in Chicago; served in U.S. Army with the 82nd Airborne Division; City of Chicago-Mayor's License Commission, Local Liquor Control Section (1990); Dept. of Aviation; Mayor's Office of Budget & Management; member of Fraternal Order of Police; married (wife, Patricia), has three children.