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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Senator Mulroe celebrates vote.SPRINGFIELD – Taking up the mantle from the previous legislative session, the Senate today passed Senate Bill 11, which will incrementally raise the minimum wage to $11 per hour. Senator John Mulroe (D-CHICAGO) voted in favor of the bill.

“The minimum wage is not a living wage, but unfortunately Illinoisans have been relying on it as if it were,” Mulroe said. “We need to raise the minimum wage in an effort to give working-class people the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty.”

The bill quickly passed out of committee yesterday before finding its way onto the floor for the vote. Shortly after the committee, the call to raise the minimum wage was echoed in the State of the State Address.

Under the new legislation, the minimum wage would be raised from $8.25 to $9 beginning July 1 of this year, and would continue to rise by $0.50 every subsequent July 1 until 2019. Further, the new law would establish that the power to control the minimum wage be a function of the state and institute a “denial and limitation” of existing home rule powers.

The new measure also contains language that would benefit small businesses: for companies with 50 employees or less, these companies would receive a credit based on the increase of the minimum wage aimed at covering the difference in wages.

The measure now moves on to the House.

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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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