pexels fauxels 3182812CHICAGO – Thanks to strong support from Senator Hunter, 230 businesses were awarded $11.2 million dollars in grants throughout Chicago’s Southside.

“Once again, I am grateful that we were able to advocate for business owners who’ve experienced significant loss and help them get back on their feet,” said Hunter (D-Chicago). “They deserve every single dime they have been awarded.”

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pexels andrea piacquadio 3876297CHICAGO – State Senator Mattie Hunter is excited to welcome the St. Laurence Arts Incubator project in Grand Crossing, a $1.7 million initiative to open doors for Chicago’s artists of color.

The St. Laurence Arts Incubator is the newest and largest project to date from the Rebuild Foundation, which has worked to preserve cultural sites like the Stony Island Arts Bank, the Retreat at Currency Exchange Café, Kenwood Gardens, and the Dorchester Art + Housing Collaborative.

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CHICAGO – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) released the following statement after a draft Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade was leaked:

“As a Black woman in this country, I am often disappointed but rarely surprised by the constant threat to our human rights. It seems likely that the U.S. Supreme Court wants to set our country back several decades by overturning Roe v. Wade. Doing so violates the rights of millions, while making a standard medical procedure unsafe.

“The anticipated ruling would restrict abortion access for countless people who don’t live in a protected area or can’t afford to travel to one. Ultimately, low-income women in unprotected areas will be most at risk.

“I am proud to serve in a state where abortion access is not an issue, and I will fight to make sure it stays that way.

 

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pexels ella olsson 1640777CHICAGO – The Whole Foods in Englewood is closing, and State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is concerned about the impact it will have on the community.

The area was considered a food desert prior to the health food store’s opening in September 2016. The city provided over $10 million to finance its development.

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