Solar panelsSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) released the following statement after the passage of Senate Bill 2048:

“This legislation will make Illinois a leader on reducing carbon emissions and fighting climate change. It makes the largest investment in renewable energy in state history, holds utility providers accountable for ethical failures, and requires state officials to disclose whether their families are employed by utility providers.

“Utility bills should only charge for delivery of services, not to recover legal fees or pay out lavish severance packages for bad actors. As chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, I am pleased that we are formally empowering the Illinois Commerce Commission to investigate whether ComEd misused ratepayer funds and to return those funds directly to ratepayers.

“Climate change remains the greatest threat to our state, and I am proud to have supported this vital legislation.”

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Senator GillespieSPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ first comprehensive ethics reform package in over a decade, introduced by State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights), is one step closer to becoming law as the Illinois House concurred with the governor’s amendatory veto today.

“This measure offers bipartisan solutions to target some of the worst abuses of power in our state’s history,” Gillespie said. “Our plan closes many of the loopholes that have allowed bad actors to game the system for decades.”

Read more: Gillespie ethics package clears final hurdle before becoming law

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Student debtARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Two measures introduced by State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) that will assist school social workers with earning their degrees and paying off their tuition were signed into law today.

“As students return to in-person learning after over a year of virtual classes, the need for school social workers is greater than ever,” Gillespie said. “This package will incentivize social work students to start their careers in Illinois and will play a significant role in addressing the student debt crisis.”

Read more: New Gillespie laws address student debt crisis, social worker shortage

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Senator GillespieSPRINGFIELD – To keep families safe from gun violence, a measure strengthening the Firearms Restraining Order Act sponsored by State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) was signed into law today.

“Strengthening red flag laws will keep families safe when a household member shouldn’t have a gun,” Gillespie said. “This new law gives our partners in law enforcement the tools they need to intervene before a tragedy can occur.”

Read more: Gillespie measure to strengthen “red flag” laws signed

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