Mulroe2014To protect and educate the elderly about the very real danger of preventable diseases, State Senator John Mulroe sponsored legislation signed into law yesterday to provide educational materials about vaccination to nursing homes in Illinois.

“Vaccination is one of the easiest and most effective means we have in eradicating disease, but it’s important to remember that many vaccines are newer and some of our senior citizens may not have received them earlier in their lives,” Mulroe said. “The Centers For Disease Control report that thousands of our citizens over the age of 65 are diagnosed with preventable diseases each year. Providing these informational materials will encourage our seniors to take advantage of modern medicine and fight these deadly diseases.”

The legislation was House Bill 4440. Having been signed by the governor, the new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2019.

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05182018CM0105A new scratch-off Lottery game to fund police memorials, provide financial assistance to the families of officers killed in the line of duty and assist officers purchasing bullet-proof vests for work will soon be available. The legislation to create this new scratch-off, House Bill 5513, was co-sponsored by State Senator John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago).

“I am proud to co-sponsor this legislation which will help police officers, their families and the community,” Mulroe said. “Police officers risk their lives to keep us safe every day. This new law will support their families and the memory of their sacrifices.”

Proceeds from the scratch-off will be used to fund grants for building and maintaining police memorials and parks. It will provide financial assistance to officers who are catastrophically injured or killed in the line of duty and their families. It may also be used to provide scholarships to the children of officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.

This legislation was signed into law this week and takes effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

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Senator Mulroe in a committee hearingPatients may soon be able to skip the doctor’s office and head straight to a physical therapist under a measure sponsored by State Senator John G. Mulroe.


“This legislation will save people time and money,” Mulroe said. “Our current system forces patients to see a doctor, pay a co-pay, receive a referral and then start treatment. Physical therapists are highly trained within their field and should be able to diagnose a patient.”


Under House Bill 4643, patients would be able to visit a physical therapist for diagnosis and treatment without first visiting a doctor for a referral. Physical therapists are limited to diagnosing and treating patients within the realm of their practice.


House Bill 4643 advanced out of the Senate Licensed Activities and Pensions Committee last week with a 9-0 vote.

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