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Collins Introduces Legislation to Raise the Age of Foster Care Youth to 23

CHICAGO – To help ensure foster youth have access to resources as they transition out of foster care, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, introduced legislation to raise the age of those eligible for child welfare services to 23. “To ensure that our foster youth have the opportunity to be successful after foster care, it is […]
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Collins Urges Residents to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

CHICAGO – To encourage residents to shop small this holiday season, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting Small Business Saturday as an opportunity to support the businesses that serve the community. “Small businesses makeup the backbone of our community,” said Collins, “Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to invest in our local businesses […]
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Collins Calls Attention to American Diabetes Month, Highlights Legislation to Bring Down Cost of Insulin

CHICAGO – To bring attention to the diabetes epidemic, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is recognizing American Diabetes Month and highlighting legislation to bring down the price of insulin “Diabetes is a challenging illness to live with, even without considering the cost of insulin,” said Collins. “Although we’ve made strides here in Illinois to lower […]
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State of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker Signs Landmark Legislation Expanding Oral Care Access for Chicago-Area Veterans

(Chicago) – Governor J.B. Pritzker today signed House Bill 690 into law, which will improve access to high-quality dental care for underserved veterans. The Illinois House and Senate unanimously passed the bill on Memorial Day, May 31. House Bill 690 will allow dentists from Aspen Dental to provide much-needed dental care to vulnerable populations in […]
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