Hotline SPRINGFIELD—State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-Chicago) moved legislation to establish the Safe 2 Help Program, a hotline designed to receive reports from the public regarding potential self-harm or criminal acts directed at schools, students or school employees.

“Our number one job is to protect our state’s most vulnerable populations,” said Sims. “This program was introduced to keep our children and schools safe while providing help to those who are battling mental illness.”

Senate Bill 3936, an initiative of Illinois State Police, would require the agency to work collaboratively with the Illinois Department of Human Services, Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Illinois State Board of Education and Department of Children and Family Services to provide support resources to students and teachers to prevent potential crisis situations.

“We cannot wait for another tragic event to happen in our schools,” said Sims. “This is a key step in the intervention process that will not only protect our students from planned attacks but will also help develop police-community relations.”  

Senate Bill 3936 passed the Senate Education Committee and goes before the full Senate for further consideration.

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SimsFrank SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-Chicago) released the following statement regarding the death of Thornton Township Supervisor, Frank Zuccarelli:

“I am saddened to learn of the passing of my friend, Frank Zuccarelli, the Thornton Township Supervisor and Committeeperson.”

“A devoted public servant for more than 40 years, Frank’s infectious laugh, smile and commitment to Thornton Township, South Suburban College and the Southland area will be deeply missed.” 

“My heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to his family and the Thornton Township family he loved so much. Z-Team-Forever.”

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CHICAGO – State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-Chicago) announced a nearly $500,000 state investment to help maintain and upgrade the Lansing Municipal Airport on Friday.

“The Lansing Municipal Airport provides good jobs and economic stability to our community,” said Sims. “The new funding will allow for improvements and new equipment for inclement weather conditions.”

The 96 projects selected for funding will help meet the needs of airports large and small in both urban and rural communities. Projects will include planning, construction, reconstruction, development and improvement of public airports to increase safety and efficiency. Communities also will benefit from increased aviation access, good-paying jobs during construction and long-term opportunities for workforce expansion.

Among the projects to receive funding, the Lansing Municipal Airport is set to receive nearly $500,000 for new airport snow removal equipment.

“The Illinois aviation system is one of the largest in the nation,” said Sims. “I am proud of the state’s contributions to help maintain and develop one of city’s greatest economic engines after such a tough year.”

A full list of recipients can be viewed on the Department of Transportation’s website.

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