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VanPeltFirstBillState Senator Patricia Van Pelt’s first piece of legislation in the Illinois Senate, SB 1219, passed overwhelmingly today. Sen. Van Pelt worked with Secretary of State Jesse White on the measure to streamline the process for notary registration.

Van Pelt’s plan will allow the secretary of state to implement an electronic application process and allow electronic signatures on notary applications. Electronic applications will reduce the amount of staff time spent inputting and verifying application data, maximizing staff resources.

“I am happy that my first bill passed with bipartisan support,” Senator Van Pelt said. “This is a common sense bill that will save a lot of time for secretary of state employees and modernize the notary application process.”

SB 1219 now moves to the House for further consideration.

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VanPeltMedicaidState Senator Patricia Van Pelt issued the following statement on the Illinois Senate’s 40-19 vote to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 300,000 people:

“In the 5th District, there are more than 18,000 people newly eligible for health insurance thanks to this expansion. This is a large population that has been left out of the health care system, and I am proud that we’ve been able to help the Illinois citizens who are most in need.”

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CHICAGO, IL - State Senator Patricia Van Pelt (D-Chicago) of the 5th Legislative District announced that her new legislative offices are open, and she will host an open house at her Chicago district office on Monday, Feb. 18th from 4-7 p.m.

“I encourage constituents to join me at our open house and contact me if they have any questions about state government,” said Sen. Van Pelt. “This central location will make it easy for constituents to access the services we provide.”

Senator Van Pelt’s district office address is:
2312 West Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
Fax: 312-888-9192

Senator Van Pelt’s Springfield office address is:
519 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

Sen. Van Pelt is a lifelong Chicago resident; prior to her Senate election Van Pelt founded the Target Area Development Corporation. The 5th Legislative District includes the Chicago neighborhoods of North Lawndale, West Garfield Park, East Garfield Park, and the Near West Side as well as portions of Austin, Humboldt Park, West Town, Logan Square, Lincoln Park and the Near North Side.

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Springfield Office:
Stratton Office Building
Section C, Room P
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-6252

District Office:
1016 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 888-9191
(312) 277-3716 FAX