pexels pixabay 208518SPRINGFIELD – A measure led by State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) to protect access to low cost prescription drugs passed the Senate Wednesday.

“Prescription drugs are a health need for a lot of people, and therefore, they should be more affordable and easier to access,” Hunter said. “We must ensure that people don’t go broke trying to keep themselves healthy.”

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SPRINGFIELD – For decades, dozens of women have been missing or murdered in Chicago with little to no answers for their families. That’s why State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is sponsoring legislation to address this issue.

“When a loved one goes missing or is murdered, that takes a huge toll on a family, and that is a pain that will never go away,” Hunter said. “That pain is magnified when the family is left with no answers, which is why we need a task force to offer guidance for how to handle these cases better.”

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pexels nataliya vaitkevich 8927682SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) supported legislation that would direct state money to cover several outstanding debts in order to improve the Illinois’s credit.

“The state has been on a trajectory toward better credit ratings, and I believe this initiative will only continue that trajectory,” Hunter said. “This initiative lessens the state’s debt and upholds our commitment to families and state employees.”

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pexels alex green 5699431CHICAGO – The Illinois Institute of Technology will receive funding for a Certified Recovery Support Specialist Success program to prepare students for work as behavioral and mental health professionals.
IIT was one of 11 colleges and universities who were awarded a total of $4 million in grants through the Illinois Department of Human Services.

“As someone who has studied behavioral health, I am in full support of this program and its intent to bring up a new generation of specialists,” Hunter said. “Ensuring that mental health and substance use services are highly accessible is critical.”

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