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August 2, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – To help residents keep track of their vehicle registration renewals, state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is providing information on the Illinois Secretary of State’s program offering electronic notifications for vehicle registration renewals.

“Receiving email notifications for vehicle registration renewals creates a more convenient process and saves tax payer dollars,” Greenwood said. “Email is often a better way to contact people than mail, so we want to provide residents this opportunity and create as much efficiency in government as possible.”

Any interested residents can visit www.ilsos.gov/greenmail to register for receiving email notifications. In order to register, residents must have their Registration ID and PIN. The Registration ID and PIN can be located on their previous renewal notices. If residents do not have their renewal notice, contact the Secretary of State’s Public Inquiry Division at 800-252-8980.

“I encourage our residents...

August 2, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, will host a meeting with local seniors to discuss issues related to public safety at her “Coffee and Conversation” event with East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Hubbard, and Captain Tim Tyler of the Illinois State Police.

“Unfortunately our seniors are often viewed as easy targets to perpetrators who look to prey on easy victims,” Greenwood said. “This casual conversation is an opportunity to inform our seniors of potential dangers and ways protect themselves from becoming victims of various crimes.”

Greenwood is partnering with local enforcement to host a Coffee and Conversation at the Clyde C. Jordan Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. to discuss ways seniors can keep themselves safe and out of harm’s way. East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Hubbard and Captain Tim Tyler with the Illinois State Police will be providing useful information and resources to the local seniors in an effort to help reduce the vict...

July 26, 2017


 

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is urging Gov. Rauner to sign legislation that would require insurance companies to offer additional life-saving breast cancer screenings for at-risk patients.

“Access to MRI screenings are critical to women’s health and detecting breast cancer early can allow for the proper treatment to fight against the cancer,” Greenwood said. “When it comes to diagnosis, early detection can mean the difference between life and death.”

If signed into law, Senate Bill 314 would allow more women to receive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screenings in addition to a typical mammogram by requiring health insurance companies to provide coverage if a mammogram shows dense tissue. While a mammogram is recommended for most women, studies have shown that a supplemental MRI screening can increase detection of breast cancer for women with a strong family history of breast cancer. It does not serve as a replacement for a mammogram, but is co...

July 26, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is informing local taxpayers and small businesses that they may have uncashed checks waiting for them in the state’s Check for Cash database.

“Over the year millions of dollars have accumulated in uncashed checks and I want to help local residents find money they are owed,” Greenwood said. “These checks and refunds often remain unclaimed without residents knowing they exist. The Check for Cash program helps track down those missed opportunities for money and return them to Illinois residents.”

The Check for Cash website can be found at http://illinoiscomptroller.gov/services/check-for-cash.  For help searching the database, contact Greenwood’s constituent service office at 618-646-9557.

The comptroller currently has records of more than 100,000 uncashed checks. Each year, the state of Illinois issues thousands of checks that go uncashed, most frequently to state employees, small businesses doing business with a sta...

July 21, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is informing local taxpayers and small businesses that they may have uncashed checks waiting for them in the state’s Check for Cash database.

“Over the year millions of dollars have accumulated in uncashed checks and I want to help local residents find money they are owed,” Greenwood said. “These checks and refunds often remain unclaimed without residents knowing they exist. The Check for Cash program helps track down those missed opportunities for money and return them to Illinois residents.”

The Check for Cash website can be found at http://illinoiscomptroller.gov/services/check-for-cash.  For help searching the database, contact Greenwood’s constituent service office at 618-646-9557.

The comptroller currently has records of more than 100,000 uncashed checks. Each year, the state of Illinois issues thousands of checks that go uncashed, most frequently to state employees, small businesses doing business with...

July 21, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is informing local taxpayers and small businesses that they may have uncashed checks waiting for them in the state’s Check for Cash database.

“Over the year millions of dollars have accumulated in uncashed checks and I want to help local residents find money they are owed,” Greenwood said. “These checks and refunds often remain unclaimed without residents knowing they exist. The Check for Cash program helps track down those missed opportunities for money and return them to Illinois residents.”

The Check for Cash website can be found at http://illinoiscomptroller.gov/services/check-for-cash.  For help searching the database, contact Greenwood’s constituent service office at 618-646-9557.

The comptroller currently has records of more than 100,000 uncashed checks. Each year, the state of Illinois issues thousands of checks that go uncashed, most frequently to state employees, small businesses doing business with...

July 19, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, recently supported a measure that would give voters more control to consolidate local governments and save taxpayer dollars.

“Through local government consolidation, we can remove unneeded duplicative services and ensure that the needs of taxpayers are responsibly met,” Greenwood said. “This bill is a positive step forward in giving voters the power they need to shape local government.”

Under House Bill 171, the township boards of adjacent townships could authorize, via resolution, a voter referendum to consolidate adjacent townships into a single township; or dissolve a township and absorb it into two adjacent townships with which it shares a border. Additionally, House Bill 171 allows a township board to abolish, via resolution, its road district if the roads in that district total less than 15 miles in length and a voter referendum approves of the road district’s dissolution.

Government consolidation is considered a pri...

July 7, 2017

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is partnering with Millstadt Township to host a free community shred day and food drive on Saturday, Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Millstadt Township Road District, located at 18 E Harrison in Millstadt.

“This community shred day is a great opportunity for area residents to safely and securely dispose of private documents that contain sensitive information,” said Greenwood. “With identity theft on the rise, it is important that residents take necessary steps to keep their personal information from falling into the wrong hands.”

Greenwood’s shred day event will offer local families the opportunity to shred old or unused paperwork for free. Residents are welcome to bring documents that contain personally identifiable information to be safely shredded, such as bank statements, outdated medical records, old tax returns, and other sensitive documents. Residents are also encouraged to bring canned...

July 4, 2017

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, issued the following statement Friday:

“House Democrats have prepared an honest, balanced budget that cuts nearly $3 billion in state bureaucracy and spending. By working together, Democrats and Republicans have agreed on the framework for this budget plan. Today we moved forward towards a budget compromise but no one’s job is done, and I am ready to continue working to end this budget crisis and get our state back on track. I ask the governor to not derail the progress Democrats and Republicans are making towards ending the budget impasse.” 

June 29, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Sixteen and 17-year-olds would be able to sign up for the state’s organ donor registry under legislation supported by state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis.

“There are thousands of residents here in Illinois that are waiting for a donation,” Greenwood said. “Every day, too many people die while waiting for that life-saving call. I encourage the governor to sign this bipartisan bill so that we can expand the number of people who can give and help to prevent further tragedies.”

Greenwood backed House Bill 1805, which would allow for 16-and 17-year-olds to sign up for the state’s organ and tissue donor registry when they are issued or renew a driver’s license or state identification card. Presently, an individual in Illinois must be at least 18 years old to register for the organ donation list. A provision in House Bill 1805 allows the minor’s parent or guardian to retain the ability to revoke organ donation in the event of death.

The measure passed with bipartisa...

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