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Rep. Patti Bellock

State Rep. Peter Breen introduced legislation Monday that would reverse the Illinois Department of Transportation's decision that allows Oakbrook Terrace to install red light cameras at the Route 83 and 22nd Street intersection.

House Bill 506 bars automated traffic enforcement systems at that specific intersection, and declares any previous action to install such a system null and void...

House Bill 506 is co-sponsored by state Reps. Patti Bellock, a Hinsdale Republican; Deb Conroy, a Villa Park Democrat; and David Olsen, a Republican from Downers Grove…





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WESTERN SPRINGS – State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) shared with her constituents in Lyons Township today that the office of Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios has mailed Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications for Tax Year 2016. Savings from these exemptions will appear as deductions on the 2017 Second Installment Property Tax Bills mailed this summer.

Nearly 300,000 applications were mailed to seniors who received the exemptions last year.
The application deadline is Wednesday, February 8th and it is imperative that seniors return their application(s) in order to receive their exemption savings on their tax bills.
Deputy House Minority Leader Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) nominated her friend and colleague Representative Jim Durkin for Speaker of the House on Wednesday at the inauguration of the 100th Illinois General Assembly in Springfield. Durkin was formally re-elected House Republican Leader, a post he has held since 2013.

Rep. Patti Bellock
SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale) was sworn into office for a new two-year term serving the 47th District on Wednesday, citing her eagerness to work with both Democrats and Republicans to reform Illinois’ budget and spending policies and strengthen the state’s safety net for vulnerable families.  All 118 members of the House of Representatives took the oath of office for the inaugural of the historic 100th General Assembly at the University of Illinois-Springfield’s Sangamon Auditorium in a noon-time ceremony.

A recognized expert on state budget, Medicaid and disability issues, Rep. Bellock shared her priorities for the coming year, emphasizing the opportunity for bipartisan action in 2017.  

“Our most immediate priority must be end the state budget impasse and protect the well-being of our state’s most vulnerable families; especially children, seniors and the disabled,” Bellock said. “We have a clear choice: maintain the status quo, raise taxes without reforms and force greater fiscal crisis, or go in a new direction and work together on changes that create jobs, strengthen schools, lower property taxes and ensure that a strong safety net remains in place.”
191 new laws take effect January 1, 2017. Here is a preview of 26 Illinoisans should know about:

Social media right to privacy
Public Act 99-610, House Bill 4999
Amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act to make it illegal for an employer or prospective employer to request or require an employee or applicant to access a personal online account (such as Facebook) in the presence of the employer. It is also illegal to request or require that an employee or applicant invite the employer to join a group affiliated with any personal online account of the employee, or applicant, or join an online account established by the employer. 

Employee Sick Leave Act
Public Act 99-841, House Bill 6162
Under the new law, employees may now use personal sick leave benefits for purposes dealing with a child, spouse, sibling, parent, mother-in-law, father-in-law, grandchild, grandparent or step parent. The employee can use such time as may be necessary on the same terms that employee would use the time for their own illness or injury.