JBT4PLAINFIELD – Women across Illinois will soon have remedies to fight sexual harassment and discrimination in work places, thanks to a measure supported by State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.

Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) championed Senate Bill 75, which clarifies the ethics investigation process, including making the process more transparent and giving additional rights to victims of harassment and discrimination who file ethics complaints.

“This monumental legislation is helping shift the culture in the work place,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Stopping sexual harassment and ending discrimination helps provide a safe work environment for everyone.”

The bipartisan measure passed the legislature with unanimous support.

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Bertino-Tarrant invites Will County residents to informative speaker series event


2019 Summer Speaker SeriesRSPLAINFIELD — State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) hosts her fourth annual three-part Summer Speaker Series to provide support for teens and recent high school graduates in their transition after high school.

The first Speaker Series event, Campus Safety, is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 at the Black Road Branch of the Joliet Public Library, located at 3395 W. Black Road in Joliet. The discussion will be led by the Lewis University Police Department and will provide tools for safe campus life.

“As our teens and high school graduates head to college, it is imperative that they know how to stay safe,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “This informational series will help equip young adults with the tools to promote safe practices.”

Throughout the summer, Bertino-Tarrant will host two additional Summer Speaker Series events entitled “Self-Defense” and “Freshman Year 101”.

If you have questions regarding the speaker series, visit www.SenatorBertinoTarrant.com or call her office at (815) 254-4211.

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Capital construction plan passes with support from McGuire, Bertino-Tarrant

05082019CW0117rSPRINGFIELD — Included in a statewide construction plan that addresses hospitals, schools and roadways will be funding dedicated to repairs ensuring the long-term safety of the I-80 bridge spanning the Des Plaines River. The plan passed with support from State Senators Pat McGuire and Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.

“We took two giant steps toward safety on I-80 by devoting millions in state funding for needed repairs and by clearing the way for the privately funded Houbolt Road Bridge,” McGuire said.

“Local residents cannot continue to tolerate poor roads and bridges,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “It is imperative that the state invest in the I-80 bridge to ensure safety, economic growth and eliminate traffic.”

State inspectors signaled an urgent need to repair the bridge, which conveys traffic across the Des Plaines River in the Joliet area. The bridge scored a 6 out of 100 in an IDOT sufficiency assessment – anything below an 80 is considered deficient.

The bridge work is part of a $45 billion plan that will address roadway and building needs all over the state of Illinois, including at public universities, hospitals, and other travel infrastructure.

The construction plan passed the General Assembly, and awaits the governor’s signature to be enacted.

05092019CM0885SPRINGFIELD— Schools across the 49th State Senate District are set to receive record-level funding from the bipartisan budget passed by the Illinois State Senate.

The Senate’s Education Chair, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, fought to ensure schools across Will and Kendall Counties received state funding as promised by the mandated education funding outlined in the monumental evidence-based funding formula.

“Stability and predictability are essential to schools as they make financially sound decisions in the best interests of our children,” said Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood). “If we want equity in our outcomes for students, we need equity in our state funding.”

The budget allocates more than $544 million in dedicated funding to early childhood education to give Illinois kids a strong foundation before they enter kindergarten.

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