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Dear disability advocates,

The Illinois legislature is currently considering SB 3, which is a bill to restructure Illinois’ debt. The state government put out the following fact sheet on SB 3 with the details: The bill would pay outstanding debts to state vendors and take advantage of the recent tax increase. It is very important to let our state legislators know that we want them to support SB 3---especially Republican leadership.

Access Living asks that you take action not only for people with disabilities in Chicago, but to support every person with a disability in the state of Illinois who uses community based services. This bill matters to every CIL, every clinic, every provider that uses state funds to keep people with disabilities in the community. Once more, please pick up your phone today to make a call, or use your computer to send an email. The sooner, the better as this bill is in motion.

Please contact your own state senator and rep (see to look them up). But also, please contact some of the Republican leaders in the list below. They are key to passing SB 3.


Thank you,

Amber Smock
Director of Advocacy
Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (312) 640-2191 (voice/vp)

Key Senate Republican Leaders:

Senator Christine Radogno: (217) 782-9407, (630) 243-0800, [email protected]

Senator Dale Righter: (217) 782-6674, (217) 235-6033,

Senator J. Bradley Burzynski: (217) 782-1977, (815) 895-6318, [email protected]

Senator John O. Jones: (217) 782-0471, (618) 242-9511,

Senator David Luechtefeld: (217) 782-8137, (618) 243-9014,
Senator Dave Syverson: (217) 782-5413, ( 815) 987-7555, [email protected]
Senator Matt Murphy: (217) 782-4471, (847) 776-1490, [email protected]

Senator Dale Risinger: (217) 782-1942, (309) 693-4921, [email protected]

Key House Republican Leaders:

Representative Tom Cross: (217) 782-1331, (815) 254-0000 [email protected]

Representative David Leitch: (217) 782-8108, (309) 690-7373, [email protected]

Representative Tim Schmitz: (217) 782-5457, (630) 845-9590, [email protected]

Representative Mark Beaubien: (217) 782-1517, (847) 487-5252, [email protected]

Representative Dan Brady: (217) 782-1118, (309) 662-1100, [email protected]

Representative Jim Durkin: (217) 782-0494, (708) 352-7700, [email protected]

Representative Renee Kosel: (217) 782-0424, (708) 479-4200, [email protected]

Representative Ron Stephens: (217) 782-6401, [email protected]

Representative JoAnn Osmond: (217) 782-8151, (847) 838-6200

Representative Jim Watson: (217) 782-1840, (217) 243-6221, [email protected]

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