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WESTMONT – The Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists (ISA) has recognized State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) as “Legislator of the Year” for her leadership on issues relating to patient safety and other health care legislation as a member of the Illinois General Assembly. The award was presented at the ISA’s Annual House of Delegates meeting in Chicago on April 29 by Dr. Asokumar Buvanendran, Chair of the ISA Governmental Affairs Committee.

“It is a privilege working with our local anesthesiologists to advance policies at the state level that focus on patient safety and strengthening the delivery of the highest quality health care for Illinois families,” Rep. Bellock said. “I am truly honored to accept this award and look forward to making continued progress on state health care issues in partnership with our hardworking and dedicated anesthesiologists.”

Representative Bellock’s district is home to hundreds of the most educated and experienced anesthesiologists in the State of Illinois, many of whom work locally at Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital in Hinsdale, respectively. To learn more about the ISA, please visit them online at www.isahq.org.

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Advocates from the Woodridge food pantry and the Northern Illinois Food Bank stopped by the Springfield Office on Hunger Day at the Illinois Capitol on Wednesday to visit with State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) to discuss important legislation in the fight to end hunger in the State of Illinois. Thank you for all your outstanding volunteer efforts in our community in service to local families in need! 

State Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) spoke at a press conference today with Rep. Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) and Rep. Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) on the need to pass a state budget with economic reforms before the May 31 deadline. (Note: Rep. Bellock starts speaking at 5:10 minutes into the video.)

HINSDALE – State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) sent a letter to the Illinois Tollway on April 28 urging the agency to prioritize public feedback and transparency in decision-making regarding the approved expansion of the central section of I-294 in the Hinsdale area. The Tollway Board voted 8-0 on April 27 to advance the project to the design phase. The project would expand the tollway one lane on each side as well as eliminate the Hinsdale Oasis.

“The project raises significant concerns for our constituents in Hinsdale, making it essential that they have ample opportunity to learn about the I-294 expansion proposal and provide their feedback,” Rep. Bellock said in her letter, which was co-signed by State Senator Chris Nybo (R-Elmhurst) and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs). “Widening of I-294 would have a harmful impact on local property values and parks, as well as generate increased noise pollution. In addition, the elimination of the Hinsdale Oasis would result in a significant loss of revenue to the Village,” Bellock’s letter added.
4H members from DuPage County visited Springfield and met with Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale).

State Rep. Patti Bellock speaks at a press conference at the 
Illinois Capitol on the need to pass a responsible budget
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House Democrats on Thursday rushed through a vote on a stopgap spending bill to provide more than $800 million to human service providers and higher education programs for the final three months of the current fiscal year. Republicans called it irresponsible, saying it will only make the state’s finances less certain. 

House Bill 109, a shell bill just a few days ago, was approved along partisan lines, 64-45, after often tense debate on the House floor…

State Rep. Patti Bellock, R-Hinsdale, said human services and higher education are important areas “but we have $14 billion of unpaid bills right now and what do we say to the other people that are owed those bills that we need to address this year in a real budget for the state of Illinois?”

Bellock and other Republicans said there needs to be structural reforms to grow the economy as part of a full and balanced budget solution, but worry politics is getting in the way...
Rep. Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) raised awareness of World Autism Day on Sunday; celebrated all over the State of Illinois honoring individuals and families living with autism. Rep. Bellock spent the afternoon with families at Brookfield Zoo and welcomed guests at the special dolphin show for children and adults on the autism spectrum. It was a fantastic afternoon!