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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pexels curtis adams 3935333CHICAGO – The Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund application recently opened, and State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is encouraging homeowners who have been impacted by COVID-19 pandemic to apply.

“A lot of people have fallen behind on their mortgage payments due to COVID-19 and could benefit greatly from this program,” Hunter said. “This program ensures homeowners much-needed relief and can help them avoid debt and even foreclosure.”

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pexels mikael blomkvist 89612951CHICAGO – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) stood alongside Governor JB Pritzker and others to announce a $3 million investment in HIRE360’s new training and development center in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood.

It previously received $550,000 in funding through the Illinois Works Pre-Apprenticeship Program.

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