SPRINGFIELD – Following a year of grave racial injustice and the tragedies of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) passed legislation out of the Illinois Senate aiming to improve equity in the state health care system.

“For weeks upon weeks, we’ve listened to health care experts break down all the disparities in our health care system that exist for Black, Brown and low-income Illinoisans,” Hunter said. “Everyone deserves the same access to health care, regardless of race or socioeconomic status. This measure is meant to ensure the health care system will be centered fully on the needs of the patients.”

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Hunter smileCHICAGO – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) was one of nearly a hundred witnesses to speak against the closure of Mercy Hospital during Tuesday’s Health and Facilities Review Board meeting. Hunter is pleased that after several hours of testimony, the board voted to reject the closure of Mercy Hospital.

“I am proud that there was an abundance of support from the community to keep Mercy open,” Hunter said. “For months, we have been calling for Mercy to stay open so that Bronzeville residents would have reliable care in the middle of this pandemic. I am so pleased the board voted in the community’s best interest.”

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CHICAGO – Following a year of social isolation for many, especially the older population, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is trying to spread holiday cheer by encouraging city residents to send cards to seniors in long-term care facilities.

“Due to COVID-19, there are so many people who will spend this holiday season alone,” Hunter said. “I am saddened that I cannot have my annual senior brunch, so collecting holiday cards is a simple way to let our seniors know that they’re cared for during this peculiar season.”

Hunter is encouraging residents district wide to donate cards, which can be homemade or store-bought, in hopes of putting a smile on an older adult’s face. Hunter will deliver the cards to long-term care facilities and nursing homes in the 3rd District.

“If you are able, please consider writing and donating a letter,” Hunter said. Children and adults are all invited to participate. It only takes a few minutes to help give someone a happier holiday.”

Senator Hunter’s office is currently closed due to COVID-19, however, cards can be delivered to Hunter’s Chicago office, located at 2929 S. Wabash Ave. Suite 102 using the mail-slot on the left hand side of the door. Holiday cards will be collected through Sunday, Dec. 20.

For more information, call Senator Hunter’s office at 312-949-1908.

Holiday cards for seniors

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20201130 131620 HDR1CHICAGO – As the holiday season begins and the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many families are not able to afford delicious, healthy meals. To help bring some cheer this holiday season, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) partnered with Meridian Health, U.N.I.O.N. Impact and Centennial Missionary Baptist Church to give back to the Southside community by helping families put good, healthy food on their tables.

“The winter holiday season is always a time to exude the spirit of giving,” Hunter said. “This winter, as so many are dealing with unemployment and loss, it is especially important that we make sure our residents are cared for.”

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Springfield Office:
619 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5966
(217) 782-1631 FAX
District Office:
2929 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 102
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 949-1908
(312) 949-1958 FAX