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firefighter4SPRINGFIELD– In November of 2014, Cherry Valley firefighters arrived at a house fire only to find a hydrant that was inoperable and to be used only for flushing, not fighting fires. As it turns out, the hydrants were broken and no one had told the fire department. While the house burned, they had to wait for water to be transported to the scene before the fire could be extinguished.

Senate Bill 373, sponsored by State Senator Steve Stadelman (D-Rockford) advanced through the House and will require private water companies to notify fire departments of the working capacity of the hydrants. Stadelman’s legislation passed through the Senate earlier this spring.

“To be able to effectively extinguish fires, firefighters must know the working condition of the hydrants they use. This legislation will stop another family from having to face the devastation of watching their home burn while firefighters stand by helpless because they hadn’t been updated on the status of the hydrants,” said Stadelman.   

The proposal will now be sent to the Governor’s desk.

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SPRINGFIELD– Winnebago County's only domestic violence shelter today praised legislation passed by State Senator Steve Stadelman that helps victims escape abusive situations by giving them up to 60 days to pay initial deposits on gas, electric and water bills.

Under the law, deposits must still be paid but victims have more time to get their finances in order so they can move out. Many domestic violence victims are forced to stay in dangerous environments because they don’t have the resources to leave.

"This legislation is very beneficial for victims of domestic violence who are fleeing to safety," said Karen Gill, vice president of operations for Remedies Renewing Lives. "One of the biggest barriers for victims is setting all the pieces in motion, such as coming up with the money for utility deposits, to establish an independent residence."

Gill said Stadelman's legislation also helps shelters like Remedies, which has operated at or over capacity all summer. "The sooner we can transition a victim to her own living arrangement," she said, "the sooner we can offer a safe place to someone else in need."

“Giving victims additional time to get their financial affairs in order removes one of the largest hurdles for them moving out on their own. Hopefully now, these victims will be able to move to a safe place faster than ever before,” said Stadelman.

The new act, signed this week by Gov. Bruce Rauner, takes effect beginning January 1, 2016.


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hoopstarsgraphicROCKFORD – State Senator Steve Stadelman is expanding his free 3-on-3 youth basketball tournament to accommodate an anticipated 400 or more players – twice as many as competed in 2014 – with the continued goal of evolving into a large-scale, signature community event.

Registration is open until Sept. 2 to boys and girls in 3rd through 8th grades at

Stadelman said the HoopStars tournament again will take place at Davis Park immediate following the Labor Day parade, but the number of courts will increase from four to eight. The event also will feature expanded courtside activities as state agencies and local nonprofit groups that provide children and family services join event sponsors at information booths offering interactive displays and giveaways. Families attending the tournament also can enjoy music and kids rides at no charge, courtesy of Rockford United Labor, which holds its annual picnic for union members at the same time and place.

“I’m encouraged that interest in the tournament remains strong and grateful to the event partners whose generosity provides equipment, game officials, advertising, T-shirts, trophies and more,” said Stadelman, noting that AT&T signed on this year to help defray costs of the HoopStars expansion.

Stadelman emphasized that HoopStars’ primary purpose won’t change even as the youth tournament   moves toward becoming a premier amateur sports event in the spirit of Gus Macker, the adult basketball competition that for years took place on dozens of downtown streets.

“My reason for organizing this event is to give kids -- particularly those from low-income families and inner-city neighborhoods -- a positive, no-cost way to end the summer,” he said. “HoopStars is about the love of the game and kids having a ball.”

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