64555421 10157311386962889 3864479494106513408 oALTON – Cities and villages in the 56th District affected by the Mississippi River floods are eligible to apply for Public Assistance grants or loans, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) announced today.

“This program will bring some much needed relief to residents and businesses who were hurt,” Crowe said. “I want to thank our local, state and federal officials for making this possible.”

Cities and villages in Jersey, Madison and St. Clair counties are able to apply for public assistance.

Under the Public Assistance program, FEMA awards grants to assist state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations with the response to and recovery from disasters.

The program can provide funding for debris removal, implementation of emergency protective measures and permanent restoration of infrastructure.

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Suicide Prevention Day Facebook ImageSPRINGFIELD – A new Illinois law addresses mental health services for law enforcement and firefighters with the support of State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon).

“First responders are expected to be brave for their communities,” Crowe said. “This new law expresses our understanding of the trauma they go through protecting us and creates outlets for them to explain any problems they might be facing free from fear.”

House Bill 2766 ensures individuals tasked with providing peer support counseling to law enforcement and firefighters are properly trained. Individuals who seek out mental health treatment will be protected under the law without fear of termination or adverse employment action.

The new law also creates a task force to study recommendations to help reduce the risk of suicide among first responders. House Bill 2766 goes into effect immediately.

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IMG 3709GRANITE CITY – State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) recognized the young readers who completed her 2019 Summer Book Club challenge with a pizza party at Novel Idea’s Boardgamery in Granite City.

“I believe summer reading helps encourage children to develop a lifelong reading interest, maintains reading skills and generates an interest in libraries and books,” Crowe said. “Reading through the summer months keeps young minds engaged and rewarding these students for sticking with it was a treat for me as well.”

The Summer Book Club required students to read eight books of their choice during the summer break, record the names of the books and return the form to Crowe’s office.

“I also want to thank Boardgamery’s owner Brenda Whitaker for hosting this event with me,” Crowe said. “The venue was perfect, and she couldn’t have been more accommodating.”

For more information on Crowe’s events, please visit SenatorCrowe.com or call her district office at (618) 251-9840.

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04102019CM1756SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) will lead a new special Senate committee investigating how to fight the state’s opioid crisis.

“I plan to use my background with the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office to recommend real solutions on treatment and recovery for those suffering from this illness as well as our response as a state to overdoses,” Crowe said. “As Chair of the committee, I’m looking forward to directly working in a bipartisan manner to address this crisis.”

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in Illinois in 2017, there were 2,202 drug overdose deaths involving opioids. That’s a rate of 17.2 deaths per 100,000 people, which is higher than the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 people.

Crowe was named chair of the new Opioid Crisis Abatement special committee on Friday by Senate President John J. Cullerton.

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111 N. Wood River Ave.,
Suite A
Wood River, IL 62095
(618) 251-9840 P

Springfield Office
311B Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5247 P

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