BLETSeveral new members of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) visited State Senator Tom Cullerton in the Senate on Wednesday, March 20th.

These new members, some from Cullerton’s district, came to Springfield for training on safety, cleanliness of engine and working environment, sanitation, and also political education.

“I was proud to recognize them on the floor when they were in town,” Cullerton said.  “It’s great that they are here learning about the legislative process and had a chance to visit the Statehouse.”

Read more: BLET visits Senator Cullerton in the Senate

Unpaid BillsIllinois State Senator Tom Cullerton attended a meeting on Tuesday, March 12,  to hear testimony regarding the State’s backlog of unpaid bills.

“These unpaid bills are a nightmare,” Cullerton said. “It’s unfair to our schools, businesses and taxpayers. We need to find a solution and to put this debt behind us.”

In the meeting, the Comptroller’s Office, the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget and other groups briefed the senators on specific details about the unpaid bills, which add up to around $7 billion. Education, higher education and Medicaid are the services with the highest amount of unpaid bills from the state.


Wednesday, March 17, 2013    
St. Joseph’s Day Table

2-5 pm

St. Isidore Council of Catholic Women invites you to attend the 51st Annual St. Joseph’s Day Table in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Come enjoy an Italian buffet, corned beef and cabbage. Proceeds from the event will go towards helping those in need in our community.

  St. Isidore Ministry Center, 427 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale


Thursday, March 21, 2013
Multi-Chamber Business after Hours

5:30-7:30 pm

Join us for networking as we have this monthly After Hours, with the Bloomingdale Chamber and Carol Stream Chamber.
  RE/MAX All Pro, 450 W. Army Trail Road, Bloomingdale, IL


Read more: Upcoming community events

TCullMedicaid“Today’s vote was an important step in taking care of our most at-risk constituents. This measure is an investment in ensuring consistent healthcare to improve not only the overall health of Illinois, but also reducing our critical care costs,” said State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) following the Senate’s vote of 40 to 19 on Senate Bill 26.

Key components of Senate Bill 26:

• All adults with incomes at or below 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Limit ($15,415 for an individual) will be able to enroll in Medicaid starting January 1, 2014. Currently, adults are eligible for Medicaid only if they have disabilities or care for dependent children.
• The federal government will reimburse Illinois for 100 percent of the costs of covering these newly eligible enrollees through 2017.
• The reimbursement rate will decrease gradually after 2017 but stay at 90 percent after 2020.
• If the federal government fails to reimburse the state at 90 percent or above, the newly eligible clients will become ineligible; Illinois will not be stuck with the bill.

Read more: State Senator Tom Cullerton on Health Care Access for Illinois

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