BooksMOUNT PROSPECT – The Mount Prospect Public Library will receive over $10,000 in grants thanks to Secretary of State Jesse White, State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) announced Thursday.

“Our neighbors have come to rely on local libraries even more during the pandemic,” Gillespie said. “These funds will equip the Mount Prospect Public Library with the tools they need to continue to meet the needs of our community.”

The Secretary of State allocated a total of $6 million to respond directly to difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant provides funding for libraries to modify services, transform spaces and develop resources for their local recovering workforce and to ensure all operations can be provided safely and effectively as the pandemic continues.

The Mount Prospect Public Library received a grant of $10,565. For a full list of libraries receiving a grant, click here.

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Electric vehicle charging stationROCKFORD – State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) joined Gov. JB Pritzker and other officials at Rock Valley College’s Advanced Technology Center to celebrate the signing of the Reimagining Electric Vehicles in Illinois Act on Tuesday.

“The REV Act invests in both job creators and working people across Illinois to make us a nationwide leader in the electric vehicle industry,” Gillespie said. “Covering training costs for new hires and protecting living wages for current employees will provide a foundation for working people to build long-term careers in a growing industry.”

Read more: Gillespie: REV Act invests in both job creators and working people

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Senator GillespieSPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ first comprehensive ethics package in over a decade, introduced by State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights), was certified by Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday.

“This measure offers bipartisan solutions to target some of the worst abuses of power in our state’s history,” Gillespie said. “Our plan closes many of the loopholes that have allowed bad actors to game the system for decades.”

Read more: Gillespie ethics reform package certified

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Women Employed LogoSPRINGFIELD – A $350,000 partnership between the Illinois Department of Labor and Women Employed will help low-income women across the state learn about pay equity and transparency laws, drawing praise from the Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus.

“This partnership will uplift working women and create a support network in every community across Illinois,” said State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights), co-chair of the Senate Women’s Caucus. “I am proud of the work Women Employed are doing to tear down barriers to economic parity.”

Read more: New pay equity partnership will uplift working women in Illinois

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Springfield Office:
121A Capitol Building
Springfield IL 62706
Phone: 217-782-4471

Arlington Heights Office:
171 W. Wing St., #202
Arlington Heights IL 60005
Phone: 847-749-1880