Prenatal services

Prenatal services to be more accessible under new Van Pelt law

SPRINGFIELD – Building upon efforts to address maternal and infant mortality in the state of Illinois, the governor signed into law a measure led by State Senator Patricia Van Pelt to expand access to prenatal services.

“Maternal mortality is a serious matter both in our state, and across the country, especially for Black women,” said Van Pelt (D-Chicago). “Making prenatal and perinatal services more accessible can set those expecting up for a healthy delivery.”

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Sen. Pacione-Zayas

Pacione-Zayas supports new laws to prohibit withholding transcripts for unpaid fees

CHICAGO – During the spring legislative session, State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas was proud to support two pieces of legislation to help high school and college students access their transcripts without having to worry about unpaid debts.

“When a student works hard to make their grades, they deserve access to those records to assist them in applying for further education or jobs,” said Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago). “High schoolers especially might struggle with paying fees if they come from a financially insecure household, but that shouldn’t prevent them from accessing their transcripts.”

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Sen. Christopher Belt

Organ donor registry expands under new Belt law

CHICAGO – People will have an additional opportunity to become an organ donor thanks to a measure championed by State Senator Christopher Belt that was recently signed into law.

“Organ donors save countless lives every year,” said Belt (D-Swansea). “After living on dialysis for a year, I received a kidney transplant in January 2010. I know the importance of giving people more opportunities to become organ donors.”

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Sen. Michael E. Hastings

Hastings' law to expand access to utility bill relief goes into effect

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Michael E. Hastings’ law to expand access to utility bill assistance programs took effect last week.

“This law will give those struggling a chance to get back on their feet,” said Hastings (D-Frankfort). “As we prepare for extreme summer weather, helping residents stay safe in their homes has never been more important.”

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Sound of the State: Sen. Mattie HunterSound of the State: Sen. Mattie Hunter

Sound of the State: Solving missing and murdered women cases in Chicago

On this week's Sound of the State, State Senator Mattie Hunter talks about legislative efforts to solve a number of missing and murdered women cases, some of them decades old. Listen here.


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