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State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) visits the Chicago Veterans Home to speak about the progress of a planned $20.5 million renovation project. Courtesy of John Mulroe.

State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) released the following statement on news that funding will be released for a $20.5 million renovation project at the Chicago Veterans Home.

“Caring for the men and women who fight for our freedom is a sacred duty, and we have seen what happens when we neglect it,” Mulroe said. “The improvements and equipment replacement planned as part of this $20.5 million project will ensure the Chicago Veterans Home can continue serving the people who so selflessly served their country.”

Mulroe recently visited the veterans home to speak with the crew about the project’s status. The planned project will encompass exterior and interior renovations, including carpentry, electrical and plumbing work, with an estimated completion date of December 2019.

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IMG 7208In light of several pieces of legislation he sponsored this year to improve health care for seniors and disabled persons, the Illinois Health Care Association awarded State Senator John Mulroe its Voice of Senior Care Award this month.

“I am honored to be recognized by the IHCA, and glad that these important measures have become law,” Mulroe said. “It’s never been more crucial that we help seniors in need of lifesaving long-term care to access, afford and understand their options.”

Senate Bill 2913, signed into law Aug. 2, provides for the passive renewal of Medicaid eligibility for seniors and disabled persons residing in nursing homes and creates an expedited process for collecting data for processing applications for eligibility.

Senate Bill 2385, signed into law Aug. 2, helps seniors and disabled persons navigate the financial red tape required to demonstrate their need for long-term care assistance. In the past, financial institutions have been reluctant to provide nursing homes with financial documents when the nursing home is trying to assist the patient with filling out a long term care Medicaid application. The new law creates a form signed by a senior or disabled person and delivered to the financial institution that speeds up that process and ensures the financial records get to the state departments responsible for approving their Medicaid eligibility.

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Do you have a furry friend, or are you looking for one to give a forever home? Shelter dogs and shelter cats are the official state pet of Illinois! Come to the Pet Fair at Monument Park Sept. 29 for health and safety tips from experts, professional grooming, location chips, and even to adopt. Click the flyer below for a larger version to see more details.

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Also, please note these important guidelines for your pets at the event: Click to view a larger version.

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