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Senator Stadelman's Weekly Bulletin - January 27, 2017


 
Senate budget deal in progress; Stadelman reacts to State of the State address
Efforts continue in the Illinois Senate's to craft a bipartisan compromise and break the two-year budget stalemate that has crippled state finances and economic growth. Newspapers throughout Illinois are heralding negotiations between Senate President John Cullerton, a Democrat, and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, a Republican, as a potential breakthrough in a historic budget standoff that otherwise appears to have no end in sight.
 
The deal could be voted on when lawmakers return to Springfield the week of February 7. Among its components are property tax relief, local government consolidation, procurement reform, workers compensation reform, school funding reform and gaming expansion.
 
Even Governor Bruce Rauner, in his 2017 budget address this week, praised the Senate for taking the lead in forging an agreement. 

"I appreciate the governor's acknowledgement," Stadelman said. ""However, weeks after state funding ended for higher education and services for our most vulnerable citizens, the governor once again failed to lay out his own plan to address the two-year budget impasse. Compromise is difficult and takes time, but I look forward to continuing to work in the Senate toward a negotiated, bipartisan and long overdue spending plan."
 
Stadelman offers utility bill clinic next week
State Senator Steve Stadelman has invited experts from the Citizens Utility Board to conduct a free clinic where local consumers can learn ways to reduce their gas, electric and landline telephone bills. CUB advisors will offer one-on-one analysis of gas, electric and landline phone bills, information on spotting billing errors and incentives designed to help people improve energy efficiency. Consumers are encouraged to call or email to secure an appointment, but walk-ins are also welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Refreshments will be provided. "Utility costs always take a bite out of people's wallets in the dead of winter, when people are also faced with holiday bills coming due," Stadelman said. "This workshop offers a chance to learn about all the cost-savings options that are available." 

News From Senator Stadelman




Stadelman conducts Jan. 31 clinic to help consumers reduce utility bills
 
ROCKFORD – State Senator Steve Stadelman has invited experts from the Citizens Utility Board to conduct a free clinic where local consumers can learn ways to reduce their gas, electric and landline telephone bills.
 
"Utility costs always take a bite out of people's wallets in the dead of winter, when people are also faced with holiday bills coming due," said Stadelman, D-Rockford. "This workshop offers a chance to learn about all the cost-savings options that are available."
 
CUB advisors will offer one-on-one analysis of gas, electric and landline phone bills, information on spotting billing errors and incentives designed to help people improve energy efficiency.
 
Refreshments will be provided. Consumers are encouraged to call or email to secure an appointment, but walk-ins are also welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
UTILITY BILL CLINIC
When:  11 AM - 1 PM, TUESDAY, JAN. 31
Where: Rockford Public Library – East Branch Community Room, 6685 E. State St.
Register: (312) 263-4282 ext. 111 or citizensutilityboard.org (subject line "Rockford 1/31")

Mark Bonne
Chief of Staff, Illinois Senator Steve Stadelman
Zeke Giorgi Center, 200 S. Wyman St., Suite 301, Rockford, IL 61101




John Pruitt for Loves Park Mayor Fundraiser, January 20, 2017

Fundraiser for John Pruitt
 for Loves Park Mayor

January 20, 2017
4 - 9 pm
Town Hall Lounge



Unity Rally Next Sunday Jan 22

UNITY RALLY next Sunday Jan 22
PRESS RELEASE
Rockford, Illinois, January 9, 2017:  Unity in Diversity will hold a rally on Sunday January 22nd from 2:00 PM until 3:30 PM at the Muslim Community Center Gymnasium at 5921 Darlene Drive, Rockford, IL 61109.

The rally is an opportunity for people of all races, religions, and ethnicities in Rockford to come together in a show of solidarity. At a time when polarization in the United States is increasing, we want to show unity across our community's diverse population. President Obama challenged us to reach out past our own bubbles whether in our neighborhoods, or on college campuses, or places of worship..
Jews, Christians who are Black, White and Hispanic, Muslims and people with no affiliation to organized religion all getting out of their silos to come together in a show of unity.  Join with others who are willing to have your back and will appreciate you having their back. WE WILL NOT BE DIVIDED. We will stand up to the forces that seek to sow divisiveness.

The rally will feature speakers from our community and Poet and Spoken Word Artist Christopher D. Sims.
According to The New Yorker Magazine (Nov. 2016), there has been a sixty-seven-per-cent increase in hate crimes against Muslims nationally. Our focus is to defeat discrimination against minorities, with particular attention to Islamophobia and misinformation about Muslims.
America is great because of our diversity and respect for each other. The Rally is meant to show support for all groups that feel threatened and to send a message that not only is this unacceptable, but our community will stand up strongly against hate. We stand together regardless of race, creed, orientation, citizenship status, or disability.
"This is a time when several groups within our community feel threatened by the social climate in our country.  This Rally is a way we can show support for our people and celebrate our own diversity" said Kathryn Shihadah, the group's organizer.
"We want to send the clear message that we, as a community, will take a stand against hate and violence. We will stand together, indivisible, against forces that try to make us adversaries," said Mrs. Shihadah.
Magdy Kamil, President of the Muslim Association of Greater Rockford, has lived in Rockford for over thirty years. He states that "Muslims have always lived in peace and harmony in this beautiful city."
Come and enjoy the diversity and friendliness of Rockford's great people. Be inspired, make new friends, and join in the vision of our region as a place of justice, equality, and peace!
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Ken Crowley for Township Assessor Fundraiser, Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Fundraiser for Ken Crowley
Rockford Township Assessor

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
Giovanni's
610 N. Bell School Road
Rockford, IL

Donations: $30 per person
$50 per couple

See graphics for details.






 

Ken Crowley for Township Assessor Fundraiser, Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Fundraiser for Ken Crowley
Rockford Township Assessor

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
5:30 pm to 7:00 PM
Giovanni's
610 N. Bell School Road
Rockford, IL

Donations: $30 per person
$50 per couple

See attached graphics for details.






 

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Mayoral Candidate Tom McNamara



 
 
 
Join Us for a Spaghetti Dinner
 
 
Seating is limited. Reservations are highly advised. 
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
Please contact the campaign office at info@mcnamaraformayor.com or 779-423-0488 for additional information. 
 
 
 
Campaign Office
227 Church Street.
Rockford, IL 61101
P: (779) 423-0488
A copy of our report is on file with the Winnebago County Clerk, 404 Elm St, Rockford, IL. Tom McNamara, Democratic Candidate for Rockford Mayor. Paid for by friends of Tom McNamara.
 
 
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