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Community Reminders & Looking Ahead This Summer

Dear Neighbor,

Today we start our first full week in Phase 4 of the State's and City's Restore Illinois and Reopening Chicago public health plans. Taking in the news from around the country the last few weeks, it is clear that we must continue to remain vigilant in our fight against COVID-19 and not get complacent about social distancing and wearing face coverings in public. Preventing another spike in infections, hospitalizations and deaths from the virus must remain our priority. 

Last week I visited Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Lakeview where hundreds of patients were once being treated for coronavirus-related illnesses. During May's consolidated session, I was proud to be able to secure state funding for a new, state-of-the-art facility that will expand access to healthcare for thousands of residents in our district and beyond. I would like to thank the entire Masonic team, including President Susan Nordstrom Lopez and Vice President Christopher Toft for showing me the progress thus far.

In this newsletter, you will find the most recent reports on the state of the district, including new laws going into effect as of July 1st, updates from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) on school reopenings, information on state health insurance coverage, and community reminders on reopenings and other civic opportunities.

As always, if you have any general questions about services or specific COVID-19 guidelines, feel free to call our office at 773-348-8974; email us at info.staterepyoni@gmail.com; or visit coronavirus.illinois.gov. Also be sure to follow my office on Facebook and Twitter for the most recent news and updates as we receive them.


Wishing you and your loved ones health and peace.

Yours in service,

 

Yoni Pizer
State Representative, 12th District

New Laws Taking Effect July 1st from Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP)

FAQ from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) on School Reopenings

Vote By Mail Ballots Available Now

A month ago during special session, my colleagues and I in the General Assembly passed a bill to expand vote by mail for this year's 2020 general election. Everyone who voted in the 2018 general election, the 2019 consolidated election and the 2020 primary will receive an application for a vote by mail ballot by August 1, 2020. Those interested in requesting a mail-in ballot online, applications are open here. Chicago voters who apply online between now and September 24 will be among the first to receive ballots. Ballot mailings are scheduled to be sent out between September 24 to October 5.

"Drag Up" the Census 2020

As my friend and colleague Sen. Sara Feigenholtz has said, it's time we #DragUp the Census for 2020 to make sure you're counted in for Illinois:

"Every decade, the Census misses or undercounts hundreds of thousands of people -- including LGBTQ+ populations. Let's get to 100% by visiting my2020census.gov. Together, we can #dragupthecensus so Illinois gets the funding it needs for important programs like Medicaid, SNAP and housing assistance."

Shedd Aquarium Announces Reopening Plans

The Department of Insurance (DoI) and Get Covered Illinois Information  

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