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The AARP will be hosting a special "Night Out" to supply caregivers with helpful tips, update them on important legislation, and most importantly say THANK YOU for all the work that they have done. The event is conveniently located in the 20th Distict at Moretti's in Edison Park and I will be speaking and available for discussion. To register for the event follow the link here.
Pictured between Sen. Mulroe and Rep. McAuliffe are
 DrsMemmel and Fagin, co-medical directors
of  Caldwell Breast Center
Park Ridge, IL…Governor Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 466, sponsored by State Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) and State Sen. John Mulroe (D-Chicago) to require insurance plans in Illinois, including Medicaid, to cover breast tomosynthesis, or 3D mammography. The signing took place today at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

“This bipartisan legislation signifies the commitment of the General Assembly to the fight against breast cancer and protecting women's health,” said Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago), chief sponsor of the legislation. “The best way to fight cancer is with early detection; I'm proud we're taking this step that will expand women's access to this important diagnostic tool.”

Springfield, IL… State Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) today filed a resolution to pay tribute to the five Dallas police officers killed last week in a malicious attack. House Resolution 1360 recognizes the fallen officers and those injured in the attack who were struck down as they worked to maintain public order and safety. Rep. McAuliffe, whose father served as a Chicago police officer, has been a longstanding supporter of police and firefighters in the community and in Springfield.

“What happened in Dallas was a national tragedy,” Rep. McAuliffe said. “I'm honored to put forth this resolution to recognize their sacrifice. We here in Illinois are not immune to the dangers that police officers face on a daily basis. In my role as State Representative, I meet upstanding officers every day; in Springfield I have worked hard to represent them and advocate on their behalf.”
Rep. McAuliffe also recently took charge of legislation that would make specifically targeting a police officer or firefighter in Illinois a hate crime. The recent uptick in attacks against police officers, spurred Rep. McAuliffe to spearhead House Bill 6587.

“Given recent events and the rash of outbreaks of violence against officers across the country, legislation to protect those who put their lives on the line to protect us is more important than ever.” Rep. McAuliffe continued.

HR1360 has been filed and awaits committee assignment. Upon adoption of the resolution, copies will be shared with the Dallas community.
The new plan to start rotating nighttime flights in and out of O’Hare begins Wednesday night. This six month test will run through Christmas Eve, when it will be evaluated for its effectiveness. The “Fly Quiet” plan from the Chicago Department of Aviation has received both the Federal Aviation Association and O'Hare Noise Compatibility Commission approval in recent months.

The plan will utilize diagonal runways more so than the current nighttime flight configurations. This will shift noise away from where it is concentrated around the western suburbs and NW Chicago and shift some additional noise to Rosemont, Palatine, and Des Plaines. It will help to reduce noise on the communities most severely affected and mitigate the negative impact by distributing it more evenly across other neighborhoods and communities.

Under the plan, runways used for nighttime travel will change from week to week. Below is the runway rotation schedule indicating which communities will be impacted and when (you can also download it here):
                                         
The Fly Quiet Program is a voluntary program that is ultimately intended to direct aircraft over less populated areas. It's implementation has been a part of Rep. McAuliffe's advocacy efforts in Springfield. The testing of this plan will be another tool that the city can use to evaluate how best to mitigate and reduce noise and pollution from O’Hare.


The House of Representatives adopted House Resolution 960 which urges the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the FAA to adjust the O’Hare noise contour map using the new noise data being collected. Because of the O’Hare Modernization Project, it is widely known that thousands of residents outside the current map configuration are now adversely impacted by the increased jet noise.

“The current noise contour map is rooted in old noise data and therefore does not include the many residents living in communities surrounding O’Hare who now live in the new flight paths,” explained sponsor Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago). “As we are collecting this new, updated data, we should take into account these new findings in order to update the noise contour map so that those that are newly affected receive some aid towards noise relief.”

HR 960 is adopted as an ongoing plan is being presented to the FAA by the O’Hare Noise Compatibility Commission that would spread runway usage during the night hour Fly Quiet period.
State Representative McAuliffe hosted his third annual Kid's Health & Safety Expo on Saturday, June 11th and the event was a success. Local families that attended the event had the opportunity to learn while having great fun. 

To learn more about events throughout the district, sign up for Rep. McAuliffe's newsletter here
Springfield, IL... State Representative Michael McAuliffe (R-Chicago) passed a bill that would benefit the Chicago police officers and their families unanimously from the House today. Senate Bill 2431 passed on a 116-0 vote and would require the Secretary of State to make the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation license plates for motorcycles. 

"Chicago police have an incredibly tough job and the memorial foundation helps to ensure some peace of mind every time an officer leaves his or her home to go to work," Rep. McAuliffe said. "This bill will help to increase the foundation's awareness and resources, fundamentally assisting our heroes in blue." 

Currently, specialty license plates featuring the foundation’s logo are available for purchase through the Illinois Secretary of State, but only for cars. The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a non profit dedicated to honoring the lives and memories of fallen Chicago police officers by providing support and assistance to their families. The foundation receives $25 dollars for every plate purchased through the Secretary of State's office. 

The bill now heads to Governor's desk.