May 17, 2013
Springfield, IL – Today the Illinois Senate passed legislation that will provide for funding and support for diabetes research through the creation of a Diabetes Awareness license plate.
House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) sponsored the legislation in the House which will provide funding for diabetes research in Illinois. The legislation will deposit proceeds for the issuance of each license plate into the Diabetes Research Check Off fund. “A major component of this legislation will help fund research efforts for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and will hopefully lead to a cure,” said Cross. “We also hope when individuals see the license plates on the road they will be encouraged to be screened themselves.”
House Bill 1815was sponsored in the Senate by Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago).
“I’ve long advocated for increased education and awareness of diabetes, a serious condition that affects citizens across all racial and social barriers.… Read More
May 14, 2013
SPRINGFIELD – House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) and state Rep. Dennis Reboletti (R-Elmhurst) have partnered with DuPage County State’s Attorney Bob Berlin to introduce legislation that calls for felony charges when a hired driver transports passengers while under the influence of alcohol.
As previously reported, limousine driver Richard Madison was charged with misdemeanor DUI and reckless conduct after transporting Oswego East High School students to their prom in Glen Ellyn.… Read More
May 2, 2013
State Representative Kay Hatcher (R-Yorkville) and House Republican Leader Tom Cross (R-Oswego) today advanced House Resolution 169 in the Illinois House, urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to revisit their recent decision to drop wrestling from the Olympic Games.… Read More
May 1, 2013
Illinois House Republican Leader made the following statement after Senate Bill 1, Amendment 1 passed out of the Personnel and Pensions Committee today in Springfield.
“In terms of true pension reform and sustainability long term, this does that and as I said, it is a framework of what we’ve been working on for a long time.… Read More