VILLA PARK- State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) hosted six successful Capitol on Your Corner (CYC) events throughout the district this week.

“These meetings are vital to promoting good government. Accessibility and constant communication are imperative to the legislative process,” Cullerton said.  “I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to voice their concerns on local and state issues. I look forward to hosting more CYC events next week.”


Cullerton hosted events in Bloomingdale, Glendale Heights, Addison, Itasca, Wood Dale and West Chicago. The meetings are part of the 13 Capitol on Your Corner events Cullerton is hosting in April.

 

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SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) issued the following statement regarding the College of DuPage trustees’ decision to give the college president a $762,000 bonus to quit early.

“As a local taxpayer I’m offended. As a lawmaker I’m outraged. The college’s priority should be educating students, not handing out golden parachutes. I don’t know how this college can come to Springfield and ask for state tax dollars or turn to DuPage County residents for local tax dollars given this disregard for public resources.”

Cullerton is working on legislation in response. Proposals he plans to file in the Illinois Senate would:

-- Prohibit the school from naming a building or program after the outgoing president if public resources are used to support that building or program.

-- Restrict public entities’ ability to include buyout provisions in management contracts and force disclosure of such provisions.

In addition, Cullerton will demand that College of DuPage officials explain their actions to the Senate Appropriations Committee, which oversees higher education budgeting. Cullerton is a member of that committee.

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CHICAGO – Governor Pat Quinn today declared a state of emergency as state agencies prepared to provide assistance to local governments throughout the northern half of Illinois dealing with severe river and flash flooding. The state of emergency ensures that state resources are activated and that the federal government is aware that a disaster declaration is likely. It also allows the state to request resources as needed, such as personnel and equipment. State and local emergency personnel have been on the ground in hardest hit areas since early this morning.

The Illinois Department of Transportation is ensuring public safety through road closures, message boards and other road-closure assistance to affected communities.
For flood safety information and real-time updates please visit Ready.Illinois.gov, and for traffic updates please visit GettingAroundIllinois.com/gai.htm.
The State Incident Response Center (SIRC) is active and is coordinating the state’s response to the floods.

Read more: IDOT Weather-Related Transportation Updates – Statewide by Region 4/19/13

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I am in the process of creating community advisory councils to help me keep a pulse on issues and concerns.

I invite you to participate in one of the following seven member councils: Small Business & Local Economy, Minority and Diversity, Seniors and Aging, Women’s Issues and Education Commission. To be considered for an advisory council, position please click here.

We ask that applicants live in the 23rd Senate District and be willing to make a one-year commitment starting June 1st.

Link for online application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jLaHkj8K242vMqM3Gmc8SWGPgqw6r-xbiFfd9IIeY5w/viewform

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