032222HAO00041cSPRINGFIELD – Building upon efforts to address maternal and infant mortality in the state of Illinois, State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) is leading a measure to expand access to prenatal services.

“Prenatal and perinatal care can make a world of a difference in a mother and a child’s life,” Van Pelt said. “Unfortunately, everyone doesn’t have the same access to this kind of care, which is why the measure is vital.”

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pexels filip rankovic grobgaard 11539774CHICAGO – Local businesses on Chicago’s Westside were awarded more than $10 million in funding from the Back to Business program thanks to support from State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago).

“Hundreds of local businesses are still relying on government funding to get them back on their feet,” Van Pelt said. “These grants will provide much needed relief to small business owners in the 5th District and beyond.”

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pexels monstera 5849580SPRINGFIELD – A measure that would improve Illinois’s credit passed the Senate Thursday, thanks to support from State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago).
The measure would direct state money to cover several outstanding debts in order to improve the Illinois’s credit.

“We can’t afford to wait to pay off our state debts,” Van Pelt said. “It is both financially responsible to pay off a significant amount upfront and morally responsible, as so many Illinoisans can benefit from the investment.”

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pexels alex green 5699456CHICAGO – Due to support from State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago), Malcolm X College was awarded a grant for a Certified Recovery Support Specialist Success program to prepare students for work as behavioral and mental health professionals.

“As people are still processing the pandemic and other worldly tragedies, mental health services are more important now than ever,” Van Pelt said. “It is crucial that we are training and preparing behavioral health personnel so they are equipped to serve the masses.”

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