In this episode of the Sound of the Senate podcast, I spoke about legislative efforts to solve a number of missing and murdered women cases, some of them decades old, in the city of Chicago. Listen now: ilsendems.co/3z5Vvw6

 

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032822CM0249CHICAGO – Since 2019, the number of catalytic converter thefts has skyrocketed across the country, with Illinois being among the states with the highest robberies. That’s why State Senator Mattie Hunter co-sponsored a new law that will regulate catalytic converter sales.

“The amount of catalytic converter thefts is out of control,” said Hunter (D-Chicago). “This measure will prevent thieves from being able to resell any converters and hopefully remove the motive for these crimes.”

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pexels thirdman 5327649SPRINGFIELD – A lack of diversity amongst health care professionals can lead to disparities in treatment, which is why State Senator Mattie Hunter sponsored a new law to incentivize representation in health care.

More than half of practicing physicians are white, and only 17% are Asian, 6% are Hispanic, and 5% are Black.

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020822HAO00019SPRINGFIELD – A Real Estate Valuation Task Force will be established under a new law led by State Senator Mattie Hunter, aiming to combat discrimination in the housing industry.

“Black people have been at a generational disadvantage in this country since we were denied our right to forty acres and a mule,” said Hunter (D-Chicago). “Even in the modern era, we’ve dealt with systemic barriers such as redlining and other forms of housing discrimination. It’s past time for change.”

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