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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) was appointed to the Illinois Legislative Audit Commission Friday. Ellman is one of six senators who will serve on the bipartisan commission.

“I’m pleased to be given the opportunity to continue the important work of the commission on behalf of the people of Illinois and the 21st district,” Ellman said. “Ensuring bipartisan oversight of our      state agencies is a necessity to any functioning government.”

The bipartisan commission is responsible for the oversight of the State Audit Program, reviews the administration of public funds,      and oversees actions to improve agency policies. The membership includes 12 legislators appointed by members of the Senate and House of Representatives and is equally assigned between the two chambers and parties.

The commission is mandated to review all audits conducted by the State Auditor General.

Primary responsibilities of the commission include:

• Host public hearings on all major audits of state agencies to review problems, review agency administration, and secure corrective action.

• Make recommendations to the General Assembly and agency management for corrective legislation and other methods to strengthen weaknesses revealed through audits or at commission hearings.

• Monitor agency progress in implementing corrective action.

For additional information on the commission and upcoming meetings, visit www.ilga.gov. 

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) released the following statement in response to Gov. Pritzker’s budget address:

“The governor’s proposed budget showed a fairly realistic and responsible framework for the state. For example, one aspect of this budget that I was pleased to see was the state’s fully funded pension payment. Even during a pandemic, we need to maintain our commitment to fiscal discipline. I was glad to see that priorities I consider important for District 21 – child care, help for seniors, student aid – are maintained. While this proposal is not perfect, I’m looking forward to working with all of my colleagues to ensure we produce a responsible budget, serving current needs with an eye to the future.”

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NAPERVILLE – State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) announced Tuesday she will serve as chair of the Senate Financial Institutions Committee during the 102nd General Assembly.

“It’s an honor to represent the residents of the 21st district as the new chair of the Senate Financial Institutions Committee,” Ellman said. “Our financial institutions play a massive role in our state and local economies.”

The Senate Financial Institutions Committee primarily deals with legislation and policy that will affect the state’s financial services sectors which includes industries such as banking, insurance and real estate.

Ellman will also serve as chair of the appropriations subcommittee, vice chair of the Energy and Public Utilities Committee, and as a member the Senate Transportation, Higher Education and Agriculture Committees.

As the new committee chair of the Financial Institutions Committee, Ellman intends to produce a more equitable, and accessible financial environment for Illinoisans across the state that will ensure every community prospers.

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NAPERVILLE – Beginning Monday, State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) is collaborating with the Northshore Clinical Labs to provide free COVID-19 testing. 

“As our state continues to face this unprecedented public health crisis that has affected families in all of our communities, it is still imperative that we all get tested frequently” Ellman said. “Although we are beginning to see the finish line, caution is still needed. I’m urging residents to get tested. No symptoms or insurance is required.”

The site is set to beginning testing Monday, February 8, 2020 and will be located at 1301 South Route 59, Unit 109., Naperville, IL, 60564. The site will be open Monday through Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The site is set to be open until late March, pending testing demands.

People should follow signs to the testing area and are required to wear masks while on the premises. Appointments are required and can be made here.

Insurance is not required. However, if a person is insured, they should bring their insurance card with them, and the company will be billed for the test. Those without insurance can also receive a test free-of-charge.

Questions and accessibility need requests should be directed to Ellman’s office, by calling (630) 453-5488 or visiting www.senatorlauraellman.com/contact-us.

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475 River Bend Rd., Suite 500
Naperville, IL 60540
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