Senate Democrats commend selection of new Legislative Inspector General

SPRINGFIELD – Michael McCuskey, a former public defender and judge, was selected by the Senate last week to serve as the state’s next Legislative Inspector General.

"Judge McCuskey has an impeccable record and is widely known as an extremely ethical person," said Senate President Don Harmon (D-Oak Park). "He has a history of working in a bipartisan manner and a distinguished record as a judge. He was nominated for a federal judgeship by Bill Clinton and confirmed by a Republican-controlled U.S. Senate and later served 15 years on the Illinois Supreme Court’s Commission on Professionalism."

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Sen. Suzy Glowiak Hilton

Senate approves Glowiak Hilton's initiative to expedite professional licenses

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs) advanced legislation out of the Senate to require the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to issue state licenses in four weeks.

“Health care workers, accountants, speech pathologists and a variety of others are ready to enter their respective industries but are waiting months for their professional licenses to be issued by the state,” Glowiak Hilton said. “With this initiative, I hope to expedite the time it takes IDFPR to process applications and allow residents to get to work more quickly.”

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Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas

Pacione-Zayas measures to support students with post-graduation plans pass Senate

SPRINGFIELD – To offer students more options following graduation from high school, State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago) advanced two measures out of the Senate.

“Many students are pushed toward college from a young age, but it’s important for them to know that there are other options if that’s not what they want to do,” Pacione-Zayas said. “From furthering education in the trades or going straight into a career, these young adults deserve to know what else is out there.”

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Sen. Rachelle Crowe

Crowe measure to empower mothers who endure sexual abuse during childbirth passes Senate

SPRINGFIELD – To offer support to mothers who are survivors of sexual abuse while giving birth, State Senator Rachelle Aud Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) advanced an initiative through the Senate to allow parents to remove the physician’s name from a copy of the child’s birth certificate.

“When giving birth, women trust their physician to offer support, guidance and encouragement on one of the happiest, most memorable days of her life,” Crowe said. “Unfortunately, there are multiple cases where mothers endure sexual assault and abuse in the process, and this measure aims to remove the disgraced physician’s name from the child’s birth certificate.”

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