Silverstein townhalls datesI encourage you to join me at one of my upcoming Town Hall meetings in July.

I know you're interested in what is happening at the Capitol and how it affects our community, particularly now that we finally have a complete, balanced budget. I look forward to giving you an update on this year's legislative session and answering your questions at my annual town hall meetings in four locations throughout the district.

Please mark your calendar and join your neighbors and me at one of these events.

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Yesterday I joined Senator Don Harmon to talk about concerns regarding the governor's ongoing efforts to move seniors with in-home services through the Community Care Program to an unproven pilot program designed to save money. CCP keeps seniors in their homes and out of nursing homes, which costs us all more.

You can read more here.

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silverstein silver beat 042017 2On Thursday, April 20 at 10:30 a.m., I will host a Silver Beat event with the Illinois Attorney General's office.

We invite you to learn about how to protect yourself and loved ones from the numerous ways scammers seek to steal from you and your loved ones. Often seniors are likely targets because they are seen as more vulnerable.

A representative from Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office will tell us what scams are circulating now and how you can avoid falling victim to them.

Please call my office (773-743-5015) if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you at the Croatian Cultural Center at 10:30 a.m. on April 20.

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CHICAGO – State Senator Ira Silverstein (DÔÇÉChicago) introduced a measure in the Senate tsilverstein gunloophole 102616his week to close a dangerous loophole allowing felons to receive FOID cards and concealed carry licenses in Illinois.

After a recent incident in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, a convicted felon involved in a self-defense shooting was discovered to have changed his identity and successfully received a FOID card and concealed carry permit when he applied under his new legal name.

“Fingerprints could have identified this man as a felon and disqualified him from owning a gun, but fingerprinting is not required in Illinois now to get a firearm owner’s identification card or concealed carry permit,” said Silverstein. “We must close this loophole and ensure permits are only issued to those proven to be legally eligible in a thorough background check with mandatory fingerprints.”

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Chicago, IL 60659
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