Sen. Glowiak Hilton

Senate approves legislation by Glowiak Hilton to combat "spoof" calls

SPRINGFIELD – A measure led by State Senator Suzy Glowiak Hilton to prohibit “spoof” calling – a misleading tactic call scammers use to disguise their caller ID – advanced out of the Senate last week.
“Time and again, residents are faced with harassment from scammers,” said Glowiak Hilton (D-Western Springs). “We need to protect our residents from these malicious calls.”

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Sen. Rachel Ventura

Ventura leads to end fake 'final notice' mailings

SPRINGFIELD – To end the misleading practice of fake “final notices,” State Senator Rachel Ventura advanced legislation that requires senders to clearly post the intention of their mailing.

“Far too often new home owners and seniors are the victims of fake final notices,” said Ventura (D-Joliet). “We must end this dishonest business practice so that no one is tricked into purchasing goods or services they don’t need. People shouldn’t have to deal with anxiety-inducing scam letters like these.”

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Sen. Paul FaraciFaraci measure to recognize Senator Scott Bennett's public service heads to House

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Paul Faraci’s measure to rename and expand the ABLE Account Program in honor of the late Senator Scott Bennett passed the Senate on Thursday.
“People living with disabilities and their families were a top priority for Senator Bennett, who was a strong advocate and voice for those who didn’t always have one,” said Faraci (D-Champaign). “To honor his legacy, renaming the ABLE Account Program was one of my priorities to ensure his work service and commitment to bettering the lives of those around him is remembered for years to come.”

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Illinois B2B Grant Program

Senate Democrats celebrate $175 million investment in Back to Business grants for hospitality and arts industries

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity is relaunching and investing an additional $175 million in funding for the Back to Business grant program. The latest opportunity is designed to provide additional targeted support for industries including restaurants, hotels and businesses or organizations in the creative arts sector.

“The Back to Business program and other relief efforts helped thousands of small businesses across Chicago and Illinois bounce back from the pandemic,” said State Senator Elgie Sims (D-Chicago). “Because Illinois has been responsible in our budgeting, we are able to provide funds for entrepreneurs and businesses that need it most.”

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SOTS: Sens. Peters and Preston

Sound of the State: Get to know Senator Preston

On this week's Sound of the State, get to know Senator Willie Preston, the new lawmaker for the 16th Senate District.

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