05302018CM0043RSPRINGFIELD – Three proposals passed by State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) aimed at addressing Illinois’ growing opioid crisis were signed into law this week.

The first, House Bill 4707, will create a Prescription Drug Task Force to study the extent of over-prescription of opioids to patients.

"Opioid overdoses are a massive epidemic in Illinois, and over the past few years the situation has only continued to worsen," Bush said. “The opioid epidemic is a serious and complicated issue, but I remain hopeful that the task force can uncover effective, long-lasting solutions to this crisis.”

The task force will consist of state lawmakers, health care professionals, members of law enforcement and parents who have lost children from drug overdoses. In addition to studying the over-prescribing of opioids, the task force will make recommendations to the General Assembly on actions that can be taken at the state level.

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Category: Press Releases

bush shred event 2018State Senator Melinda Bush is hosting a Shred and Recycling Event on Saturday, August 18 from 9:00a.m. until 12:00p.m. at Lindenhurst Waste Water Treatment Facility (2060 Grass Lake Road, Lindenhurst).

Eye glasses, hearing aids and shoes will be collected at this event. In addition, latex paint can be recycled for a small fee (see flyer for details).

Questions?

Contact Senator Bush's office in Grayslake at (847) 548-5631.

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Category: District Events

05092018KS4738SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) released the following statement this morning after serious criminal allegations were made public against State Representative Nick Sauer (R-Lake Barrington), a member of the House Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Task Force:

“Rep. Nick Sauer should resign from his office immediately. For far too long in Springfield, sexual harassment and abuse from those in positions of power has gone unchecked. I applaud this woman for coming forward and telling her story. Women must have confidence that when they come forward with stories of abuse that the systems in place will hear them and believe them. Without accountability there can be no change.”

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2018 Round Lake job fair flyerUpdatedLooking for work? State Senator Melinda Bush and Congressman Brad Schneider are holding a Job Fair on Wednesday, August 8 from 9:30a.m. until 12:30p.m. at Magee Middle School (500 N. Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake, IL 60073).

Job seekers can RSVP here:
https://bit.ly/2uaTuwf

Employers interested in attending can sign-up here:
https://bit.ly/2zrEHlN

 

Questions?

Contact Senator Bush's office in Grayslake at (847) 548-5631.

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