Senator John G. Mulroe speaking at Tuesday's Hepatitis C press conference

SPRINGFIELD – The Joint Hepatitis C Task Force held a press conference on Tuesday at the Capitol to discuss measures that will help at-risk individuals and people suffering from the disease.

“Hepatitis C is a silent killer and often goes untreated until it is too late,” Mulroe said. “That is why I am sponsoring legislation to get Hepatitis C screenings covered by providers, making it easier to get them and hopefully saving lives in the process.”

Individuals would have access to screenings and follow-up appointments relating to treatment. Additionally, Senator Mulroe is advocating for the mass adoption of a new medication that has been proven to not only cure Hepatitis C in a matter of weeks, but also cuts the costs and the trauma of existing treatments, such as interferon.

“The most at-risk individuals are baby boomers who have either received a blood transfusion or have in the past used drug intravenously,” Sen. Mulroe said. “Your past shouldn’t dictate your future. We are working hard to ensure that the people in Illinois currently suffering with Hepatitis C have a stronger prognosis for a better tomorrow.”

For more information about Hepatitis C or to find a screening location near you, please visit the American Liver Foundation website http://hepc.liverfoundation.org/ or http://caringambassadors.org/ or call the toll free Hepatitis C helpline 800-GO-LIVER (800-465-4837).

Click below to listen to Senator Mulroe’s speech during Tuesday’s press conference.

   

 

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Senators Mulroe and Delgado shake handsCHICAGO – Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) is continuing his advocacy for students to understand how to administer  compression only CPR and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in an upcoming event co-hosted with Illinois Heart Rescue.

“Compression-only CPR is an extremely effective method of resuscitation in the event of an emergency,” Mulroe said. “CPR alone can double or triple the chances of survival for victims of cardiac arrest, so it stands to reason that the addition of an AED machine could only stand to further multiply those odds.”

Along with State Senator William Delgado (D-Chicago), the event will be held at 1 PM Feb. 9 at the Roberto Clemente Community Academy, 1147 N. Western Ave. in Chicago.   

Illinois Heart Rescue is a not-for-profit organization founded with the intention of increasing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rates. Last year, Mulroe sponsored HB 3724, which added CPR and AED training to health education programs in high schools, also known as Lauren’s Law.

“The problem is that even if these devices are available in schools, not enough people know the proper procedure to use them or they have some fear of becoming engaged,” Mulroe said. “This course at Roberto Clemente Community Academy is the first of many opportunities to show students that not only is it easy to perform CPR or use an AED, but it can make the difference between life and death.”

At the event, ILHR will be announcing a statewide competition inviting high school students to create a video showing others how to administer CPR and use an AED to save lives.

 

To view photos from the event, please click here.

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If you're concerned that you might be overpaying for your utilities, please join myself, along with Represenative Martwick and Citizens Utility Board as we host a free bill check-up. We will be hosting an event on Wednesday, February 11 in Chicago and another on Tuesday, March 31 in Norridge.

 

Spots are limited, so please contact my district office or Judy Berger at 773-286-1115 to reserve your spot.

Chicago Citizens Utility Board event flyer Norridge Citizens Utility Board event flyer

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031914 js 0192rSPRINGFIELD – Senator John Mulroe (D-CHICAGO) released the following statement in response to the State of the State address:

“We’ve been addressing the challenges facing Illinois for the past four years due to decades of neglect, mismanagement and abuse. I look forward to working with the governor to continue finding solutions to our ongoing challenges without decimating the hard-working middle class.”

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