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Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) participated in the 2016 Walk for Wellness House today in Hinsdale. $500,000 was raised to support cancer patients and their families in our community. Rep. Bellock enjoys participating each year, seeing old friends and making new ones. To learn more, please visit
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House of Representatives unanimously adopted a resolution today, HR 1145, to proclaim the annual Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Day in the State of Illinois. The resolution was introduced and sponsored by State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale).

Rep. Bellock was a leader in organizing the very first Alzheimer’s Advocacy Day in the State of Illinois several years ago. This year, over 200 volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter traveled to the State Capitol in Springfield on April 14 to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease as a growing public health challenge.

“I would like to thank the Alzheimer’s Association and all the outstanding volunteers and legislators who helped make advocacy day a big success again this year,” Rep. Bellock said. “Their combined efforts are truly making a difference in the ongoing research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s and the important task of providing support to caregivers.”
By Matt Dietrich
Reboot Illinois

If the eight lawmakers on the dais Monday at the Union League Club were in control of budget talks in Springfield, the Illinois budget impasse would have been over long ago.

But the four Democrats and four Republicans who participated in Monday’s Illinois Campaign for Political Reform/Truth in Accounting state budget forum are caught in the deadlock between Gov. Bruce Rauner and House Speaker Michael Madigan. So, for that matter, is the rest of the state, which is watching its government build a deficit that could hit $10 billion by June 30...
Letter to the Editor published in Elmhurst Patch:

Patricia R. “Patti” Bellock
Deputy Minority Leader
State Representative, 47th District

The State of Illinois budget impasse is hurting the most vulnerable families in our community while undermining the state’s ability to grow the economy and create good-paying new jobs.
Governor Rauner delivered his Budget Address on February 17.  In his speech, the Governor outlined two alternate paths to resolve the impasse. The first, preferred option is for Democrats and Republicans in the State House and Senate to come together and compromise on a budget solution that includes some of the Governor’s proposed reforms “to lower the cost of government, while generating economic growth.”  These include workers’ compensation reform, lawsuit reform, local government consolidation, and reform to the processes by which the State negotiates contracts with the state employees’ union.
Today is National Wear Red Day! Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it is 80% preventable. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women initiative promotes awareness to prevent heart disease and stroke. Please click HERE for more and WEAR RED!