SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Doris Turner’s (D-Springfield) district office staff held their first traveling office hour this week – the beginning of a program that Turner intends to make permanent.

“Traveling office hours are a great opportunity to talk with a member of my staff in a town near you about any problems or questions you may have,” Turner said. “It’s my top priority to serve as a resource for all of you to ensure community needs are met.”

Moving forward, traveling office hours are as follows:

First and third Wednesdays of the month:

  • 9 a.m.-noon - Macoupin County: Carlinville City Hall Council Chambers, Carlinville City Hall, 550 N. Broad St., Carlinville, IL

Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, starting March 10:

  • 8 a.m.-noon - Montgomery County: Litchfield City Hall, 120 E. Ryder St., Litchfield, IL

  • 1 p.m.-4 p.m. - Madison County: Worden Village Hall, 115 W. Wall St., Worden, IL

Second and fourth Friday starting March 12:

  • 9 a.m.-noon - Christian County: 115 N. Main St., Taylorville, IL

Masks are required, and social distancing will be observed. More information about the traveling office hours is available via phone at (217) 782-0228 or on Senator Turner’s website.

 

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Photo caption: Brian Zilm, Turner’s district director in Carlinville and Carlinville resident Randy Ober.   

 

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 SPRINGFIELD- The Illinois Department of Public health and Crossing Healthcare of Macon County announced, today, its partnership to administer more vaccines to residents in Decatur, Illinois. The partnership is part of a broader pilot program which includes five federally qualified health centers (FQHC) and five safety net hospitals around the state.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the residents of Macon County,” said Senator Tuner (D- Springfield) The launch of the new pilot plan will not only save many lives, but will also undo the negative stigmas associated with health facilities. Recognizing that certain gaps exist is a huge first step and will lead to successful health outcomes.” 

The state will provide each of the sites with approximately 300-500 additional vaccine doses per week. This comes in addition to the already allocated doses the state distributes to health care partners like local health departments and pharmacies. 

“Increasing the number of doses at Crossing Healthcare will be crucial to curbing the disease that has claimed the lives of so many of our family members, friends and neighbors,” Turner added. “Illinois residents, especially those in underserved communities, deserve access to quality services and I am elated about the progress we are making.” 

Crossing Healthcare is located at 990 North Water St. Decatur, Illinois. To find additional information about vaccine availability, including locations and eligibility, visit http://www.coronavirus.Illinois.gov.

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CLINTON – State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) joined traveled to the Clinton Power Station to tour the facility and meet with employees.

 Turner joined State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort), who serves as chair of the Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee, on this visit.

“The situation in Texas serves as a harsh reminder of what can happen when state government neglects existing energy infrastructure while also failing to innovate. Everyday Texans are still enduring unusually frigid temperatures without access to heat and water. This simply cannot be allowed to happen in Illinois,” Turner said. “I look forward to working to ensure that our state’s energy infrastructure remains state-of-the-art, implement training programs for people transitioning to a job in a new energy sector and protect existing, good-paying jobs Downstate.”

The Clinton Power Station has the ability to generate nearly 1,069 net megawatts, enough electricity to power about 1 million average American homes. The 5,000-acre cooling lake is formed by a dam built at the convergence of Salt Creek and the North Fork of Salt Creek. The station serves as an economic driver for numerous Downstate communities, contributing $13 million in property taxes annually. Clinton also supports 2,100 direct and secondary jobs in Illinois.

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SPRINGFIELD – Following Governor JB Pritzker’s budget address, State Senator Doris Turner (D-Springfield) offered the following statement:

“Today’s budget proposal from Governor Pritzker shows that he understands that crucial human services need to be maintained in order for a complete economic recovery once we return to normalcy. Those who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 will reap the benefits of a bolstered Illinois Department of Employment Security, mental health services, and senior assistance programs. These investments will go a long way to ensuring the correction of systemic failures which hurt so many during the COVID-19 crisis.

“There are some encouraging aspects of the governor’s proposal, and I look forward to further discussions with him and his team to improve upon it. People from all corners of the 48th district are hurting, and I intend to play a key role in delivering the relief they sorely deserve.”

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Springfield Office:
108D Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-0228

Carlinville Office:
130 East Main Street, Suite B
Carlinville, IL 62626
(217) 854-4502

Decatur Office:
1210 S. Jasper St.
Decatur, IL 62321
(217) 706-5311

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