180412-F-AO460-0001.JPGCHICAGO – Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) urged voters to practice social distancing measures while casting their ballot this fall under an expansion of Illinois' vote by mail program signed into law today by Governor JB Pritzker.

“In the midst of the pandemic, we wanted to make sure everyone had the option the vote safely,” Van Pelt said. “Voting is crucial to maintaining a functional democracy, and we can’t allow this pandemic to disrupt our self-governance.”

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CHICAGO – Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) issued the following statement today as the Governor signed the budget for the upcoming fiscal year:

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CHICAGO – State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D- Chicago) released the following statement regarding the protests and riots that broke out in the city, as well as all over the nation, which were incited by the wrongful murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis:

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SPRINGFIELD – Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) issued the following statement as the Senate passed a budget for the upcoming fiscal year: 

“With all of the adversities stemming from COVID-19, it’s important that the state budget provides all the support possible to the organizations that help the most vulnerable among us, who need help now more than ever.

“The budget we passed during this special session safeguards funding for our schools, universities, and the social service programs that are essential to our communities.

“I am glad that the General Assembly came together to support these institutions in their time of need, and I urge the governor to act quickly to sign this budget.”

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