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According to the World Health Organization, vaccinations prevent 4 to 5 million deaths worldwide every year. This life-saving technology is an important measure that can be taken to protect yourself from illnesses. Make sure you are up to date by speaking with your healthcare provider.
Don't miss out on the Sales Tax Holiday on school supplies, clothes, and shoes-- now through Aug 14. It's a small part of the inflation relief package that I passed to help families as they get ready for kids to head back to school this fall.
It was a pleasure to gather with Moms Demand Action - IL of Kane and Kendall County for their first in person meeting since the pandemic started. Addressing gun violence is akin to piecing together a large, very complicated jigsaw puzzle, and advocates like Moms are instrumental in the process. I was honored to update the group on legislation that has passed and is pending in the space of gun violence prevention. From banning assault style weapons and high capacity magazines to elevating the importance of safe firearm storage, everything is on the table as we discuss commonsense solutions to end the gun violence epidemic.
Bruce Graham was an architect born in Colombia. He moved to Chicago and worked for the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. Few people shaped the Chicago skyline like he did, designing the Sears Tower, John Hancock Center, Inland Steel Building, and McCormick Place North.