MinimumWageRallyFollowing the voter's lead, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) has been in support of Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford's push to gradually raise Illinois' minimum wage to $11 per hour over the next four years.

"The people have spoken," said Majority Caucus Whip Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago). "Making Illinois' minimum wage a living wage will help lift families out of poverty, and it will decrease reliance on state and federal aid. It's time Illinois stands together and honors the overwhelming majority of residents who supported raising the minimum wage."

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HunterEnglewoodFlyover600x400State Senators Mattie Hunter and Martin A. Sandoval joined Metra, last month, to unveil the new $142 million Englewood flyover bridge designed to eliminate one of the nation's worst railroad bottlenecks on Chicago's Southside.

The landmark flyover bridge will decrease Metra and Amtrak train delays for the 140 freight and passenger trains that use tracks each day. Outdated signals and switches made crossing on ground level an arduous process. The century-old maze of track took some trains two days to navigate the city's railroad system.

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Diabetes Awareness DayFriday, State Senator Mattie Hunter and Mercy Hospital partnered to offer free glucose and cholesterol screenings in honor of World Diabetes Day.

The Chicago Public Library, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Branch at 3436 S. King Dr., opened its doors to help Southside Chicagoans determine if they were at risk of developing diabetes, which affects more than 25 million Americans.

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Hunter Diabetes Awareness Flyer finalState Senator Mattie Hunter and Mercy Hospital are partnering to provide free glucose and cholesterol screenings on Friday, November 14, World Diabetes Awareness Day, on Chicago’s South side. The event is part of a statewide push by the Illinois Legislative Diabetes Caucus to help residents determine if they are at risk.

The free screenings will be held at Chicago Public Library, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, 3436 S. King Dr., Chicago, IL 60616 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Hunter and Mercy Hospital encourage residents planning to receive a screening not to eat anything Friday morning in order to get the most accurate results.

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