Senator GillespieSPRINGFIELD – To improve conditions at nursing homes across Illinois, State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) passed legislation in the Illinois Senate to reform how the state assesses and reimburses nursing facilities, and link funding to staffing levels and quality of care.

“After record investments in public health during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Illinois’ long-term care facilities willingly remain understaffed,” Gillespie said. “Tying funding to adequate staffing and quality of care will bring an enhanced level of accountability and improve care given to residents.”

Read more: Gillespie passes historic nursing home reform to improve staffing and care

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Senator GillespieSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) passed legislation in the Illinois Senate on Wednesday to remove barriers to justice for survivors of sexual assault.

“Survivors deserve a justice system that supports them during one of the most difficult times of their lives,” Gillespie said. “This measure removes a loophole that should never have existed and allows survivors to seek justice.”

Read more: Gillespie, Walker strengthen consent laws for survivors of sexual assault

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Senator GillespieSPRINGFIELD – Building upon their commitment to pass a balanced budget that benefits communities across the state, the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus unveiled a $1.8 billion tax relief plan to put money back in people’s pockets – including a proposal sponsored by State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights).

“Homeowners need help and this plan delivers direct relief to them,” Gillespie said. “As we continue to build an equitable recovery, working people across the state will see tangible relief on multiple fronts.”

Read more: Gillespie: Pay it Forward tax relief plan prioritizes working families

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Senator GillespieSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) passed legislation in the Illinois Senate to waive school fees for students experiencing homelessness on Tuesday.

“A student’s ability to pay should not determine the learning resources they have available to them,” Gillespie said. “Students of all backgrounds deserve access to the tools they need for success.”

Read more: Gillespie removes regressive school fees for homeless students

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Springfield Office:
121A Capitol Building
Springfield IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-4471

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171 W. Wing St., #202
Arlington Heights IL 60005
Phone: 847-749-1880