Lightford072417 2CHICAGO- Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) reacted to comments Governor Bruce Rauner made today claiming that every child from a disadvantaged circumstance can receive a better education under his yet-to-be revealed plan:

“The governor claims he is treating Austin, Englewood and Lawndale the same as Cicero, North Chicago and Rockford in his secret plan. While the details of his plan are unclear, one thing is certain, he wants to take money from Chicago’s children to make his plan more appealing and pit poor communities against each other. And that is wrong.

“I have worked on fixing our education funding formula my entire career, and refuse to let any child get shortchanged on a quality education solely to appease the governor.

“Senate Bill 1 has a hold harmless provision for all school districts because we refuse to give any school less, it funds schools based on need and ensures high poverty districts get the support they desperately need.”

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Senator Lightford and the 4th District Women’s Committee hosted the 9th Annual “We Love Our Men” Prostate Awareness for Father’s Day Event. The 4th District Women’s Committee visited about 20 Barbershops. The committee was accompanied by nurses from Loyola and Loretto Hospital.

During the visits to the shops the medical staff was able to educate the community on early detection, risk and treatment of Prostate Cancer. In addition to providing education, there were over 200 gift bags with Prostate Cancer Awareness information and goodies distributed.

The 9th Annual Prostate Awareness Event was wonderful and was well received by the barbershops' owners and clients. Senator Lightford hopes to continue to stay engaged with the community, especially as it relates to sharing valuable information on Prostate Cancer. It's important to continue communicating on this serious health challenge as an effort to decrease the death rate and increase the importance of early detection.

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State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford hosted her 7th Annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren on May 7, 2017. The event recognizes the sacrifices and commitment grandparents who are raising their grandchildren have accepted.

This year, 51 new nominees were honored, 12 honorary grandparents and were joined by 62 previous nominees. The event included dinner, raffle prizes, a presentation by the American Association of Retired Persons. Guests enjoyed entertainment by Jordan Temple Church Men of God Mime Dancers, Maywood Fine Arts modern dancers and praise dancers from Progressive Life-Giving World Cathedral.

Senator Lightford is very grateful for everyone who made the night a success. Enjoy photos from the event!

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ISPThe Illinois State Police Merit Board is currently processing applications for Cadet Class 127, tentatively scheduled for February 4, 2018.  In order to be considered for Cadet Class 127, the Merit Board must receive your
completed application and required documentation by July 15, 2017.

Education Requirement Update
Effective July 1, 2017, Any person who has been honorably discharged who served in a combat mission by proof of hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay during deployment on active duty, or  has served 3 years of full active and continuous military duty and received an honorable discharge, meets the collegiate educational requirement of the Department of StatePolice.

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