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Measure limiting tinted headlights signed into law

Legislation that State Senator Steve Stadelman partnered with the Illinois State Police to pass to limit the use of tinted headlights on cars was signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker. Senate Bill 87, which passed both chambers of the General Assembly on bipartisan votes, prohibits smoked or tinted headlights and taillights from being installed on a car. 

“Being able to see other vehicles when driving at night or during bad weather can be a matter of life for death,” Stadelman said. “I’m glad to have worked with the State Police to get this done.”

lliinois law requires headlights to emit a white light at a distance of 1000 feet. Taillights are required to produce a red light visible for at least 500 feet.


Governor visits Rockford to signs bills to strenghten Scott's Law

Gov. JB Pritzker signed a package of bills in Rockford that increases penalties for motorists who fail to slow down or move over for parked emergency vehicles along Illinois roads.

One of the bills increases fines and adds possible jail time for violators of "Scott's Law," enacted in 2012 after an intoxicated driver struck and killed Chicago Fire Lt. Scott Gillen while he was assisting at a crash scene. Two other bills raise fines for traffic violations in construction zones and establish a 20-member "Move Over Task Force" to study the causes of "Scott's Law" violations. 

The legislation comes after the separate roadside deaths of three Illinois State Police officers earlier this year including trooper Brooke Jones-Story, who was killed in March after being struck by a tractor-trailer during a traffic stop in Freeport.

Stadelman legislation fighting illegal logging on conservation land signed into law
Individuals who own an interest in conservation or preservation land will be able to recover costs associated with damage done when someone illegally cuts down trees on the owner’s property thanks to legislation signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker. State Senator Steve Stadelman was the legislation’s sponsor.

“Preserving our state’s natural beauty for future generations is more important than some people think,” Stadelman said. “I’m glad I was able to partner with the Illinois Environmental Council to pass this legislation, which strengthens existing protections.”

The legislation passed both chambers unanimously and takes effect immediately. 

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July 23 at 2:00 PM · 

Thanks to Bourn & Koch Inc. for giving Rep. West and myself a tour of its plant on Kishwaukee Street. The company is taking advantage of state grant money to train employees.

 

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July 30 at 9:05 AM · 

Last night's softball showdown at Busch Stadium between Missouri and Illinois lawmakers had to be canceled in the 1st inning because of rain.  We tried to convince them to cancel tonight's Cardinals-Cubs game so we could get our game in. It didn't work. 😂

 

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Stadelman roots for women's baseball museum
State Senator Steve Stadelman joined the team working to build the International Women's Baseball Center across from the historic Beyer Stadium where the Rockford Peaches once played by reserving $25,000 in state capital development funds for the project. He announced the financial contribution during a news conference led by Rockford attorney Jim Keeling and other organizers of the campaign to establish the museum.

Stadelman praised the effort as a way to encourage economic growth in a low-income neighborhood and pay tribute to women in sports.

Keeling discussed plans for a Penny Marshall celebration in September and the first phase of an outdoor exhibit dedicated to the late director of "A League of Their Own," the enormously popular film bout the legendary Peaches. Estimated to cost $1 million, the outdoor phase involves installing nine educational pylons honoring the achievements of women in baseball. 

 

Park District recognizes Stadelman for playground funding

Steve Stadelman and Dave Syverson were presented with awards from the Rockford Park District for their efforts in the Illinois Senate to secure a $170,000 state grant to rebuild aging playgrounds at Lewis Lemon and Haskell elementary schools and the sites of the recently demolished Walker and White Swan elementary schools. The two lawmakers received the honor during a recent Board of Commissioners meeting. A community survey in 2018 determined playground upgrades as the top priority.

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July 16 at 8:02 PM · 

Congratulations to Northern Illinois Hospice on the opening of its new facility on Harrison Avenue!

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Kristin Hamblock Thank you for attending the event!

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Lisa Novak Wonderful seeing you, Sen Stadelman! We enjoyed celebrating with you!

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July 15 at 4:56 PM · 

Congratulations to Carm Herman on her retirement after 24 years at the Barbara Olson Center of Hope, 22 of them as executive director of the nonprofit that serves adults with developmental disabilities. It was my pleasure to present her with a Certificate of Recognition from the Illinois Senate for her exceptional leadership and dedication.

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SPRINGFIELD – Individuals who own an interest in conservation or preservation land will be able to recover costs associated with damage done when someone illegally cuts down trees on the owner’s property thanks to legislation signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker today.

State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) was the legislation’s sponsor.

“Preserving our state’s natural beauty for future generations is more important than some people think,” Stadelman said. “I’m glad I was able to partner with the Illinois Environmental Council to pass this legislation, which strengthens existing protections.”

The legislation passed both chambers unanimously and takes effect immediately.

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Governor signs bill authorizing Rockford casino and funding for passenger rail to Chicago

Gov. JB Pritzker today conducted a news conference in Rockford to tout legislation he signed Friday in Springfield that includes a Rockford casino and $275 million for restoring passenger rail from Rockford to Chicago as part of a $45 billion statewide construction program.

Pritzker commended State Senator Steve Stadelman for his diligence in negotiating the inclusion of train service between Rockford and Chicago in the "Rebuild Illinois" initiative, the state's first comprehensive plan for infrastructure investment in a decade. The governor also recognized Stadelman, State Senator Dave Syverson and State Rep. Maurice West for their roles in making sure Rockford was part of the mix in expanding gaming to include sports betting and six new casinos. He said it was important to "beat Beloit" and other border-state competitors to keep the money Illinois consumers spend on entertainment in Illinois.

Under Rebuild Illinois, the state not only will fix crumbling roads and bridges but also fund long overdue improvements on college campuses, including Rock Valley College, and make good on a $14.7 pledge toward construction of the jet repair facility at Chicago-Rockford International Airport, Pritzker said. The airport commitment, made late in the Quinn administration, was stalled for four years under Bruce Rauner -- as was a similar 2014 passenger rail initiative in which Stadelman had been a key player.  

Since the last construction plan in 2009, ratings groups have increasingly been raising red flags about the state of Illinois’ infrastructure, including AAA, which recently gave Illinois’ transportation infrastructure a D grade.

Pritzker said Rebuild Illinois will produce 500,000 new jobs statewide. Rockford's casino is expected to bring 600 construction and 1,000 permanent jobs along with as much as $8 million annually in municipal tax revenue.

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Stadelman measure combatting student credit card debt signed into law 

Key stakeholders will seek solutions for skyrocketing credit card debt faced by college students under legislation signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker. House Bill 1581, sponsored by State Senator Steve Stadelman, creates the College Student Credit Card Marketing and Debt Task Force.

The task force will include representatives from credit unions, banks and state universities and will study how credit cards are marketed to students, students’ payment history and several other related issues. The task force has until December 14, 2019 to submit its report to the Illinois General Assembly.

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, 41 percent of students graduated with credit card debt averaging $3,000 in 2016.    

“Credit cards are needed in order to help young people build a credit score, but if misused can lead to a lifetime of debt,” Stadelman said. “Unfortunately, too many students are unaware of the interest rates they have signed up to pay.”

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June 29 at 8:29 PM · 

Amazing turnout for Fred VanVleet's Welcome Home Party!

  

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Kathy Dawson This is awesome! Thanks Fred.

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Michele Dobbs Let’s continue to bring positive vibes and showcasing that dreams can come true as long as you do the work along with rising each other up!

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