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FIA organizes Indian flag hoisting event ceremony

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Federation of Indian Associations is organizing a fabulous flag hoisting ceremony in honor of India’s Independence Day Anniversary on August 12, 2017 with expected dignitaries to include Consul General Neeta Bhushan, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, State Senators Laura Murphy Cristina Castro, State Representative Fred Crespo, mayors, village presidents, township officials, and community leaders.   https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20170805/fia-organizes-indian-flag-hoisting-event-ceremony Daily […]

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Crespo Bill to Protect “Medically Fragile” Children Signed into Law

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A bill introduced by State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, was signed into law and ensures that “medically fragile” children in Illinois continue to be covered by Medicaid rather than being moved into programs with high denial rates and decreased care.   https://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20180824/crespo-bill-to-protect-x201cmedically-fragilex201d-children-signed-into-law Daily Herald, August 27, 2017   Summary: A bill […]

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Quinn signs sex-abuse education mandate

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Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, attends Gov. Pat Quinn’s bill signing for a new mandate in child sex-abuse education in Illinois schools, stating “We’re very convinced we just need to make this happen.”   http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-01-24/news/ct-met-erins-law-20130125_1_unfunded-mandates-quinn-signs-erin-merryn Chicago Tribune, January 24, 2013   Summary: After watching Gov. Pat Quinn sign into law a new mandate for child […]

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Gov. Rauner signs bill addressing teacher shortage in IL

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Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed into law a bill that aims to help address a shortage of educators in Illinois public schools.   http://www.kfvs12.com/story/35922139/gov-rauner-signs-bill-addressing-teacher-shortage-in-il KFVS TV, July 19, 2017   Summary: Gov. Bruce Rauner recently signed into law a bill that aims to help address a shortage of educators in Illinois public schools.   The bill streamlines the licensing […]

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House overrides veto of bill requiring monthly reports on state’s debt

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Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is one step closer to gaining the ability to get a closer look at the state’s giant pile of unpaid bills on a monthly basis   https://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/house-overrides-veto-of-bill-requiring-monthly-reports-on-states-debt/ Chicago Sun Times, October 26, 2017   Summary: SPRINGFIELD—Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is one step closer to gaining the ability to get a closer […]

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State Strips CPS Of Control Of Special Education

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Chicago Public Schools — the nation’s third largest school system  — must turn over control of nearly every aspect of its special education program to the state but Rep. Fred Crespo says the action does not go far enough.   https://www.wbez.org/shows/wbez-news/state-strips-cps-of-control-of-special-education/c51e9d34-6ce0-42ce-9b1c-6c7f7a7062dd WBEZ News, May 16, 2018   Summary: Chicago Public Schools — the nation’s third […]

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Column: Remaking white elephant suburban headquarters: Is a ‘metroburb’ headed to Hoffman Estates?

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The Hoffman Estates Village Board is expected to embrace a creative concept: Turn the former AT&T campus into a “metroburb” – an idea supported by Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Streamwood, who proposed a bill called the “Big Empties Site Act,” would provide tax breaks for developers to remake vacant large properties like the old campus.   […]

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From the community: Advocate Sherman Nurses engage Springfield lawmakers on Medicaid funding, smoking age, and Nurse Licensure Compact

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More than 80 direct care nurses from across the Advocate system – including 6 from Advocate Sherman Hospital- met with dozens of state legislators, including Senate President John Cullerton, Senator Cristina Castro, Senator Karen McConnaughay, Rep. Steven Andersson, Rep. Fred Crespo, Rep. Mike Fortner, Rep. Anna Moeller, Rep. Allen Skillicorn, and Rep. Keith Wheeler, as […]

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How a developer plans to turn old AT&T campus in Hoffman Estates into self-contained ‘city’

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A New Jersey developer has spelled out its plan to convert a vacant suburban corporate campus into a self-contained “city” of stores, restaurants, homes, entertainment, hotel rooms and a variety of office uses covering 150 acres along the Jane Addams Tollway. The “Big Empties” bill, sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Fred Crespo of Hoffman Estates, […]

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Editorial: No wonder Rauner opposed debt transparency

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When Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed bipartisan debt transparency legislation last year, he argued that the measure sponsored by Rep. Fred Crespo was in essence an attempt to “micromanage” state government’s executive agencies.   http://www.dailyherald.com/discuss/20180127/editorial-no-wonder-rauner-opposed-debt-transparency Daily Herald Editorial Board, January 29, 2018   Summary: When Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed bipartisan debt transparency legislation last year, he […]