d5ba5a32fbe0066cc7f7f143e000dc49GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College will receive a total of $113,300 in state grants, State Senator Rachelle Crowe announced today.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White awarded the grant through the Adult Literacy Grant Program, which helps learners develop and enhance their reading, math, writing and English-language skills.

“Ensuring all adults have adequate resources in literacy and other English-language skills provides them the support they need to lead successful lives,” Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) said. “I am grateful that the secretary of state continues to prioritize theses significant programs.”

Lewis and Clark Community College will be receiving $63,300 for Project READ and $50,000 for the Alton Area Family Literacy Program for a total of $113,300.

A total of 14,352 learners will be served by adult literacy programs around the state. A total of 6,086 volunteer tutors will provide training for learners putting them on the path to lifelong learning. Adult literacy projects help adults who read below the ninth-grade level or speak English at a beginning level to improve their reading, writing, math or use of English as a new language.

“An estimated 2.1 million Illinois residents need adult literacy and/or English-language instruction,” White said. “I am pleased to provide funding for 113 local literacy projects that will allow adult learners to achieve their utmost potential in the upcoming year. I will continue to do all I can to ensure that every citizen of this state has access to quality literacy programs.”

In total, the secretary of state’s office awarded $5.6 million in grants to adult literacy programs around the state.

To learn more about adult literacy grant programs, visit https://cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/library/literacy/adultlit-grants-overview.html.

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413f5eadcf68ef124edc6b061eddd7efCOLLINSVILLE – The Mississippi Valley Library District is the recipient of a $19,264 mentoring grant from the Illinois secretary of state, State Senator Rachelle Crowe announced.

The grant was awarded through the FY20 Project Next Generation program, which is a mentoring program administered through Illinois public libraries. Mentors work with middle and high school students to help them develop skills needed to use technology and find success through project-based learning. Mentors also help with developing life skills, such as effective communication, goal setting and conflict resolution.

The Mississippi Valley Library District is one of 29 public libraries in the state to receive the grant.

“I commend the secretary of state’s continued effort to support our underserved youth,” Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) said. “Putting more money into public libraries gives local children access to resources that improve their skills and confidence in the classroom.”

In all, the secretary of state awarded more than $464,000 in Project Next Generation grants statewide. The money is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Grants are awarded to public libraries that serve culturally diverse, low-income and underserved populations.

“I am committed to improving the lives of at-risk youth in Illinois,” said Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. “I established this innovative program when I first became secretary of state to give students an opportunity to receive hands-on experience with the latest technological tools at their local library.”

For more information, visit https://ilsendems.co/2GtOQzP.

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02052019CM0312SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Rachelle Crowe is working to make insulin more affordable for Metro East residents.

Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is a chief cosponsor of Senate Bill 667, which caps the out-of-pocket costs for patients to $100 for a 30-day supply of prescription insulin.

“People who require insulin do not have a choice in their medication,” Crowe said. “Drug manufacturers should not be able to raise the cost to line their own pockets at a patient’s expense.”

For people with severe diabetes, insulin could mean the difference between life and death, but regular price hikes make insulin difficult to afford for the uninsured and those whose coverage requires significant cost sharing.

Senate Bill 667 also directs the Attorney General's office to investigate reasons for rising prescription insulin costs to ensure sufficient consumer protections. The Attorney General's office will issue a one-time report detailing its findings and make public policy recommendations for controlling and preventing overpricing of prescription insulin.

The lead sponsor of Senate Bill 667 is State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill).

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IMG 2624CASEYVILLE – As technology evolves and scammers find new ways to target the older population, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) reminded people of the many ways in which they should protect themselves during the seminar for seniors she hosted Wednesday.

“Scammers are getting more and more creative over the phone and internet, and are targeting elders’ wallets,” Crowe said. “I wouldn’t be doing my job if I wasn’t trying my best to provide seniors with the skills to fight back.”

The event was free and open to the public at the Caseyville Public Library on Wednesday. The Attorney General’s Office and State Rep. Katie Stuart (D-Edwardsville) co-hosted the event with Crowe.

In addition to this event, Crowe championed a measure in the Senate to create the Elder Abuse Task Force, which passed unanimously out of both chambers. The list of members is being finalized, but Crowe plans to fill a spot to study and report recommendations on senior mistreatment and protective services and laws.

For more upcoming events, like “State Senator Rachelle Crowe” on Facebook, visit SenatorCrowe.com or call her district office (618)251-9840.

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