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Cross, Oswego School District 308 to host Diabetes Screening Nov. 14

Posted October 28, 2014 9:31 AM

OSWEGO— State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego) in partnership with School District 308 and Rush-Copley Medical Center are jointly sponsoring a free diabetes screening for the public from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Friday, November 14 at the District Administration Center located at 4175 Route 71 in Oswego.

“Diabetes can affect everyone and with the number of new diagnoses increasing every day, screening is more important than ever” Cross said. “We are excited to partner with District 308 and Rush-Copley Medical Center and truly appreciate their willingness to help provide this critical screening to members of the community.”

Nearly 800,000 Illinoisans have diabetes, 500,000 of whom are unaware that they have the disease. Yearly, $7.3 billion is spent on both direct and indirect costs associated with the care of diabetes in Illinois and accounts for more than 10 percent of all health care spending.

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Plainfield Park District reform signed into law

Posted August 15, 2014 6:40 PM

PLAINFIELD – Legislation to increase accountability on the Plainfield Park District Board has been signed into law by the Governor today, announced State Rep. Tom Cross (R-Oswego), the bill’s sponsor. Cross introduced House Bill 5593 this spring in response to widespread public concerns following a series of controversial actions taken by the current Board majority over the past 16 months.

Overwhelmingly approved by the General Assembly this spring, the new law adds two new members to the park district board, increasing it from five to seven members. Initially to be filled by appointment, the two new positions would be filled by the voters next year in the April 2015 consolidated election for a two-year term.

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Meeting the needs of our veterans

Posted August 12, 2014 9:46 AM

By Tom Cross
State Representative, 97th District

If you have a friend or loved one who has served in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, you know how important veterans are to our families and within our community. If you are a veteran yourself, we thank you for your service in defense of our freedom. You deserve our profound respect and gratitude.

The State of Illinois offers a wide range of services to assist veterans on issues including employment, health care, housing, tax credits and more. I would like to give you a few examples of recent action we’ve taken in the state legislature on veterans’ issues. 

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