SPRINGFIELD – Building upon the smart infrastructure investments supported by Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced an investment of $219.6 million in road and bridge improvement projects. Sen. Pacione-Zayas looks forward to the investment’s impact on roadways in her community.

“Our infrastructure is essential to keeping our community connected and ensuring people can commute to work safely,” said Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago). “We need to continue to improve our state’s aging infrastructure by making our roadways more accessible for commuters and maintain high standards of safety.”

As part of IDOT’s latest Multi-Year Plan under Rebuild Illinois, the district Pacione-Zayas represents will see 26 infrastructure projects totaling more than $219.6 million over the next six years.

Some of the vital projects coming to the area include:

  • Bridge restoration and pavement maintenance on I-94, I-90, and the Kennedy Expressway
  • Rehabilitation of expressway lane on Kennedy Expressway

These projects are part of IDOT’s multi-year plan, a $34.6 billion investment in construction projects for the next six fiscal years.  

The $34.6 billion will go to highway reconstruction and preservation, bridge improvements, strategic expansion, system support such as engineering and land acquisition, and safety and system modernizations. Over six years, the funding will be dispersed to improve more than 2,500 miles of roads and nearly 10 million square feet of bridges.

“This investment will be transformative for our communities, and will keep our economy moving forward,” Pacione-Zayas said.  “I am eager to see the results of this investment in the coming months and years.”

To find a full list of projects slated for the 20th Senate District, visit IDOT’s website.

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Dear friend,

School is fast-approaching, with Chicago Public Schools set to start on Aug. 22. Check out resources about what you need to set your children off on the right foot before the school year on the CPS website.

As we get closer to the start of the school year, I want to make sure you have access that make sending your children back to the classroom more affordable. Read on for information about the school supply sales tax break, school resource drives, job opportunities, and more.

As always, feel free reach out to my office for assistance by calling 773-278-2020, sending a text message to 773-207-7838, or sending us a note at www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.

Sincerely,

State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas | 20th District

 

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North River Commission Tenants’ Rights Workshops

Join North River Commission and the Metropolitan Tenants Organization on Thursday, August 18 for a workshop focused on your rights as a tenant. The workshop will focus on your rights regarding eviction, rent increases, and apartment/home repairs.

Spanish: Aug. 16 at 6 p.m., Tabor Lutheran Church, 3542 W Sunnyside

English: Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. via Zoom

RSVP with Erika via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 872-257-8773.

Hermosa Area Cleanups

If you’re interested in getting involved in keeping our community healthy and beautiful, I encourage you to participate in one of the upcoming Hermosa Area Cleanups! For more information, click here: https://eventbrite.com/cc/cleanups-177829

 

In the District

I was thrilled to get back into community events in the past few weeks—read on to see what I’ve been up to! Meeting with leadership in the Girl Scouts, visiting early childhood care centers, helping undocumented students access resources on campuses and so much more were the highlights of my week. Check out the pictures below and even more here and here!

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Estimado amigo,

El regreso a clases se acerca muy pronto y está programado para el 22 de agosto en las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago. Revise los recursos en el sitio de CPS sobre lo que necesita para que sus hijos comiencen el año escolar.

Mientras nos acercamos al comienzo del año escolar, quiero estar segura de que tenga acceso a los recursos que le permita que este regreso a clases sea más asequible. Lea la información sobre el alivio fiscal sobre el impuesto a las ventas de artículos escolares, iniciativas de recursos escolares, oportunidades de empleo y más.

Como siempre, siéntase en libertad de contactar mi oficina si necesita asistencia llamando al 773-278-2020, enviando un mensaje de texto al 773-207-7838, o mande una nota en www.senatorpacionezayas.com/contact-us.

Sinceramente,

Senadora Estatal Cristina Pacione-Zayas | Distrito 20

 

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También, ¡asegúrese de hacerse una prueba si cree que se ha contagiado! Visite www.chicago.gov/covidtest para ver los lugares que hacen pruebas y obtener más información.

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Hasta el 15 de agosto pasado, se han confirmado 36,589 casos probables de la viruela del mono identificados en 89 países, incluyendo 11,890 en Estados Unidos. Infórmese más sobre cómo se contagia este virus aquí. ¿No está Seguro de aplicarse esta vacuna? Vea aquí más información sobre la vacunación en contra de la viruela del mono.

Programa de Padres Mentores

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Encuesta Sobre Control de Armas

Su opinión importa. Por favor responda nuestra encuesta sobre legislación acerca de control de armas en Illinois. Todos los residentes del estado pueden contestarla pero los residentes del Distrito 20 tendrán prioridad.

 

Actualización sobre el Programa de Protección al Hogar y a los Negocios

La Ciudad de Chicago lanzó el Programa de Protección a Hogares y Negocios (HBPP) para garantizar que los residentes de Chicago tengan acceso a equipo de seguridad privada que proteja sus propiedades y estén seguros. La Ciudad proveerá algunos reembolsos seleccionados para cubrir el costo de sistemas de cámaras de seguridad exteriores, almacenamiento digital de video en la nube, luces exteriores con sensores de movimiento, rastreadores de GPS para vehículos y el costo de suscripción a servicios.

Más información sobre el programa y cómo solicitar los reembolsos en Chicago.gov/HBPP. Si tiene preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., o llame al (312) 742-3317.

Oportunidades de Trabajo en y cerca del Distrito 20

Revise mi nueva página de internet que enlista las oportunidades de empleo en Chicago y en el Distrito 20. Ahí podrá ver enlaces a empleos con el Estado de Illinois, las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago, organizaciones locales, y más.

Próximos Eventos

 

Taller sobre Derechos de Inquilinos de la Comisión North River

Acompañe a la Comisión North River y a la Organización Metropolitana de Inquilinos el jueves 18 de agosto a un taller enfocado en sus derechos como inquilino. El evento se centrará en sus derechos con relación a desalojos, incremento de rentas, y reparaciones en el hogar o apartamento.

Español: 16 de agosto a las 6 p.m., Tabor Lutheran Church, 3542 W Sunnyside

Inglés: 18 de agosto a las 6 p.m. vía Zoom

Reserve (RSVP) con Erika vía correo electrónico en This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., o 872-257-8773.

Jornada de Limpieza en el Área de Hermosa

¡Si desea participar para mantener una comunidad saludable y bella, lo invito a ser parte de las jornadas de limpieza en el área de Hermosa! La próxima se realizará el 13 de agosto a partir de las 10 a.m.: https://eventbrite.com/cc/cleanups-177829

En el Distrito

¡Me dio mucho gusto volver a los eventos comunitarios en las semanas pasadas—lea para saber qué fue lo que hice! Me reuní con el liderazgo de Girl Scouts, visité centros de cuidados a niños pequeños, ayudé a estudiantes indocumentados a acceder recursos en la escuela, y muchas más actividades destacadas esta semana. Vea mis fotos y más aquí.

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CHICAGO –State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago) issued the following statement on the Inflation Reduction Act, which the U.S. Senate successfully passed and will now move for consideration to the U.S. House of Representatives:

“The Inflation Reduction Act, should it pass and be signed into law, would be a huge step forward for our country. By addressing climate change and health care, it will bring our nation into a more sustainable, stable future.

“While these achievements deserve celebration, the legislation falls short of addressing the ongoing struggles many families face—affordable access to child care.

“We know our children will be the ones to live with the consequences of the actions we take today, and it’s essential that we make sure each and every child is set on a path to thrive through affordable access to high quality early childhood care and education, early intervention services and more.

“Here in Illinois, with the assistance of federal relief funds, we’ve increased the budget for early childhood education, extended support for families searching for employment by subsidizing child care, incentivized higher rates of pay for care providers, reduced co-pays for providers who also have children, increased funding for non-traditional hours of care for first responders, and increased access for child care and early intervention for families in care.

“At the end of the day, Illinois cannot fight the fight for equitable, affordable child care alone—we need federal action to ensure a sustainable path forward for our youngest children. I celebrate victories on other fronts at the federal level, but I also call on Congress to consider commensurate investments in our children as they continue to negotiate the IRA.”

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