C febSPRINGFIELD – Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) continues to look for answers from state officials regarding a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that caused 13 deaths in the last three years at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy.

“I want to be part of a solution,” Castro said. “But that requires the Rauner administration – the people who are supposed to run state government – to come clean, be honest and actually put forth a plan to solve the problem.”

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Castro2017resizedSPRINGFIELD – Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) issued the following response to Governor Rauner’s State of the State address today.

“Governor Rauner spoke over and over again about working and coming together,” said Castro. “But where was he when legislators on both sides of the aisle were coming together this past year? There was no substance in what he said.”

Senator Castro was upset that the governor did not mention the task force he planned on putting together to solve the problem at the Veterans Home in Quincy regarding the Legionnaires’ disease epidemic.

“Two weeks ago Governor Rauner said that he planned on putting together a task force to investigate this issue immediately,” said Castro. “I am angry and upset that it has been two weeks and still nothing has been done. He has had three years. This problem could have been solved by now.”

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castro hearthealth f1ELGIN – February is Heart Health Month, and what better way to bring awareness than by providing free heart health screenings?

Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) is partnering with Hanover Township and AMITA Health to provide heart health screenings at an event in Hanover Park. The Hanover Township Office of Community Health will be providing screenings to check blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and anemia. AMITA Health will be providing stroke risk assessments.

The event will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. at the Astor Avenue Community Center (7431 Astor Ave. Hanover Park, Illinois 60133). No appointment is required. Any questions can be directed to the township at (630)-540-9085.

AMITA Health is the third-largest health system in Illinois and delivers care to Chicago’s northwestern, west and southwestern suburbs.

Hanover Township provides a variety of services to its community. The location of the event is home to Hanover Township’s Department of Welfare Services. This department offers programs and services to improve the quality of life of Hanover Township residents experiencing hardships.

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