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...