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.