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Rush and Duckworth Reintroduce Bill To Take on Gun Violence Epidemic

“Gun violence has needlessly claimed the lives of too many children, and I have repeatedly introduced this commonsense legislation to prevent more families’ lives being shattered by bullets,” Rep. Rush said. #duckworth #rush

Column/op-ed Submission from State Senator Patrick Joyce

As I travel around the 40th Senate District, I hear time and again about the importance of public safety. We see the news reports all the time of lawlessness and crime in our large cities, and we simply cannot stand for that happening here.

Joyce: ‘Closing our nuclear plants is something our communities cannot afford or survive’

Joyce: 'Closing our nuclear plants is something our communities cannot afford or survive' - State Sen. Patrick Joyce (D-Essex) is calling on state lawmakers to act now in protecting the livelihood of Illinois residents and preserving the state’s clean energy future.

OpEd: Senator Patrick Joyce (July 2021)

OpEd: Senator Patrick Joyce (July 2021) - This is a summer of hope, of reconnecting – of getting our lives back.

Sims: New law that allows community colleges to offer affordable housing a ‘major bonus’ for students

Sims: New law that allows community colleges to offer affordable housing a 'major bonus' for students (Springfield, IL) - Community college students will have the opportunity to find affordable housing near their schools thanks to a new law sponsored by State Senator Elgie R. Sims Jr. (D-Chicago).

Sims: Affordable student housing in Illinois ‘is about bettering the college experience’

Sen. Elgie Sims, Jr. (D-Chicago) is sponsoring legislation to provide affordable housing for students attending Illinois community colleges

Bill for flexible Medicare selection periods would mean ‘freedom to seek lower costs elsewhere’

Bill for flexible Medicare selection periods would mean 'freedom to seek lower costs elsewhere' (Springfield, IL) - State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) has introduced Senate Bill 147 to allow Illinois residents to switch Medicare supplemental plans without additional premium charges or pre-existing condition factoring.

Joyce on Renewable Fuel Standards Act: ‘The demand for biodiesel is growing quickly’

Joyce on Renewable Fuel Standards Act: 'The demand for biodiesel is growing quickly' - A bill pitched in February that created the Illinois Renewable Fuel Standards Act has advanced through the Senate.

Former IL Senator Sam McCann Federally Indicted For His Use of Campaign Funds –

A grand jury today indicted former Illinois State Senator Sam McCann on charges of fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion related to his alleged misuse of campaign money for personal expenses.

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