General Updates from Senator Mike Simmons

Dear Neighbor,

The 2024 Spring Legislative session has adjourned and I am thrilled to share updates on several pieces of legislation I (and many others) worked around the clock to pass. Read on for an overview of those.

Next you will see an interesting write up that Chicago’s first Black Women-Owned business magazine, (Extra) Ordinary People, ran in May profiling me and my experiences with mental health in college.

Then in the second half of the newsletter you will also find a run through of key highlights from the $53 Billion Fiscal Year 2025 Budget we passed at the end of May. Spoiler alert: I got our child tax credit passed making Illinois the 15th state in the nation to implement this policy!

Finally, you will see a photo recap from yesterday’s historic ribbon cutting of the brand spanking new Metra station at Peterson and Ridge in the 7th District in Edgewater! And more community updates.

Mike Simmons

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State Senator | 7th District

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