abuse preventionWOOD RIVER – In recognition of April being National Child Abuse Prevention Month, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) wants to remind residents of resources and services available to people experiencing domestic violence or living in fear of it.

“With more people working from home and children not being in school during the COVID-19 pandemic, its critical for everyone to feel safe,” Crowe said. “State officials have prioritized funding these essential emergency services, ensuring access and availability to programs to help domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.”

On Thursday, the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) announced it is launching a $1.2 million plan to increase the capacity of its current statewide network of services for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The plan expands the role of the Domestic Violence Helpline by creating a one-stop access point for shelter needs. Survivors may call the helpline directly at 1-877-863-6338 and be connected to shelters through existing Domestic Violence Prevention and Intervention (DVPI) shelter services or to emergency shelter through available hotels and motels.

Survivors also may contact their local domestic violence programs for shelter assistance.

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health resources

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic

WOOD RIVER – With the number of possible Coronavirus cases increasing daily, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is urging doctors, nurses and other professionals in Missouri to apply for Illinois’ new Out of State Temporary Practice Permits.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation has issued a proclamation to allow out-of-state physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and respiratory care therapists to provide care to Illinois residents affected by COVID-19.

“Representing a district on Illinois’ border, it is a priority of mine to get all available health care professionals to cross state lines in order to help our residents suffering from COVID-19,” Crowe said. “There have been an impressive amount applying for temporary licenses already, but my hope is to encourage more to do so.”

Applications for Out of State Temporary Practice Permits are available online at IDFPR’s website here

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5WOOD RIVER – In an effort to create more effective communication methods with her constituents, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is sending the following updates from the Illinois Capitol:

  • Crowe introduced Senate Bill 3235 to give active-duty military members living in Illinois free hunting and fishing licenses. Current law sets the fees for fishing and hunting licenses for resident veterans at one-half the license fee for residents.
  • The Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 2325, which would allow fire protection agencies and statewide associations to organize raffles designed to build a stronger and more sustainable fire and EMS system.
  • Earlier this year, Crowe was the first woman in state history to be appointed to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee. While leading this week, she supported an initiative to increase protections for identity theft and fraud.
  • Also as chair of the Special Committee on Opioid Crisis Abatement, Crowe has held several hearings allowing government and local agencies to give updates on the opioid crisis and give suggestions on possible solutions. This week, committee members heard testimonies from the Illinois State Police and the Illinois Department of Insurance on the implementation of the 2018 State Opioid Action Plan.
  • March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month, and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has started preparations for flood threats to river communities this spring. Crowe is in contact with state emergency officials and will give more details on informational events and tips as become available.

For more information, please reach out to Crowe’s district office at (618)251-9840 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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04102019CM1756WOOD RIVER – Applauding her commitment to empowering women and prioritizing justice for all Illinois residents, members of the YWCA of Alton have selected State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) as a 2020 recipient of the Women of Distinction award.

“As a voice for the Metro East in Springfield, I base every vote and decision on integrity, equality and fairness,” Crowe said. “It is gratifying to be receiving this significant honor alongside so many other inspiring women acting in the best interest of our communities.”

Crowe is one of twelve women selected to be inducted into the YWCA Women of Distinction Academy. Women are awarded for embodying the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Since 1991, the YWCA of Alton have honored and celebrated dynamic leaders who are making a difference in the Riverbend community.

In January, Crowe was the first woman in state history to be appointed to chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She has used her platform to introduce and advance measures concerning women’s rights in court and legal documents, as well as overall public safety.

At the Women of Distinction event, the new honorees will join the prestigious Women of Distinction Academy, a group of more than 300 outstanding female leaders from Madison and Jersey counties.

For additional information on the event, visit https://www.altonywca.com/.

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District Office
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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