050913br0377rSpringfield, IL – State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) released the following statement on her vote for concealed carry in Illinois:

“I have been a consistent advocate for Second Amendment rights and concealed carry for citizens in Illinois and voted yes on House Bill 183,” Holmes said.  “I am proud that we worked together in a bipartisan matter to forge a compromise and pass a bill that ensures everyone in Illinois has the ability to protect themselves and their families.”

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Springfield, IL – State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) released the following statement on Senate Bill 1.

“This bill is fundamentally flawed and simply unconstitutional,” Holmes said.  “I worked out a proposal with our unions.  That measure passed the Senate with overwhelming support.  I stand by our teachers and prison guards and other people who spent their lives serving the people of Illinois.”

Click below to listen to Senator Holmes floor speech regarding Senate Bill 1.

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The Senate recently introduced and passed a union coalition supported pension proposal. Since the Senate passage of this legislation, many questions have arisen. Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Senate Bill 2404.

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Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Illinois.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. Initial assistance may be provided for up to three months for homeowners and at least one month for renters. Assistance may be extended if requested after the initial period based on a review of individual applicant requirements. (Source: FEMA funded and administered.)

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