Mental Health

The last few years have shown us just how important mental health is as we all had to face the fear and isolation the pandemic created, and no one suffered more than our children. That’s why I secured $10 million for a trauma resource center in East St. Louis that will be operated out of the East St. Louis school district in partnership with the Illinois State Police. We need to make sure our young people have the resources they need to succeed, and that starts with good mental health.

As much as our kids have suffered, so have our teachers. To help make sure teachers can take care of themselves, I passed a law that mandates that school districts allow teachers to take mental health days as part of their paid time off.

I’ve also partnered with local hospitals, case workers, and clinical professionals to offer mental health resources to our community during the pandemic, and my office will continue to be a bridge between our community and the mental health resources we need.

other issues


Roads and Community Improvements In order to grow our economy and create jobs, we need to invest in the basics: our infrastructure. Last year I

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Public Safety

As a former probation officer for 16 years in St. Clair County working mostly with juveniles, public safety is a lifelong pursuit. I’m proud to

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I believe everyone should have access to affordable, high quality healthcare. Here in the 57th District, we have several safety net hospitals that care for

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Job creation is one of my top priorities as your state senator. In just three years I’ve: Brought NASCAR to Madison, Illinois. This June we

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School Funding Our children deserve a high quality education, and my job in Springfield is to make sure our schools, students and teachers get the

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