02062019CM0116PLAINFIELD – State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant helped pass a measure to make insulin more affordable for Will and Kendall County residents.

Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is a chief co-sponsor of Senate Bill 667, which caps the out-of-pocket costs for patients to $100 for a 30-day supply of prescription insulin. It passed the Senate with bipartisan support.

“Families across Will and Kendall Counties should not have to choose between basic necessities and paying for life-saving prescription drugs,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “It is time for the state to intervene to ensure greedy corporations are not placing profits before people.”

People with Type 1 and some with Type 2 diabetes need the medication, but regular price hikes make insulin difficult to afford for the uninsured and those whose coverage requires significant cost sharing.

Senate Bill 667 also directs the Attorney General's office to investigate reasons for rising prescription insulin costs to ensure sufficient consumer protections. The Attorney General's office will issue a one-time report detailing its findings and make public policy recommendations for controlling and preventing overpricing of prescription insulin.

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2019 Veterans BreakfastPLAINFIELD – Will County veterans are invited to an information breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Plainfield American Legion (24741 W. Renwick Rd., Plainfield).

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is working with representatives from state and local agencies to hold this informational event as a token of appreciation for servicemen and women across the region.

“We cannot thank our veterans enough for their service and sacrifice,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “Events like this annual breakfast serve as a way to show our gratitude and support for our nation’s heroes and their families.”

Representatives from the Attorney General’s Military and Veterans Rights Bureau, Will County Clerk Lauren Staley-Ferry’s Office, Inspire Heroes, Honor Flight Chicago, Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County, Will County Veterans Assistance Commission will be on hand to discuss services and program they offer.

The Veterans’ Breakfast will also feature guest speaker, Acting Director Linda Chapa LaVia, from the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs. She will discuss functions of the bureau as well as its past and current initiatives.

People wanting to attend the breakfast should RSVP online or with Samantha in Bertino-Tarrant’s Plainfield office at (815) 254-4211.

Bertino-Tarrant has been a champion for veterans. She sponsored a numerous laws including the creation of a program at the Illinois Finance Authority that allows veterans to apply for and receive a loan to start a business.

Breast Cancer Month FBPLAINFIELD – During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant encourages Will County residents to check with their health care providers to learn more about the disease, discuss their concerns and develop the right plan for breast cancer screenings -- because early detection can save lives.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in American women, except for skin cancers.

“It is vital that we work as a community to educate our friends and family on the importance of creating a health plan that works with an individual’s lifestyle and history,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “One in 8 women in the nation will develop breast cancer in their lifetimes. It is important that we raise awareness and are equipped with the knowledge to detect breast cancer at its earliest stages.”

According to a study by the Illinois Department of Public Health, 26 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in Illinois each day.

Bertino-Tarrant worked with her colleagues in the General Assembly to pass two initiatives to increase and improve breast cancer care this year.

She co-sponsored Senate Bill 162 which will expand insurance coverage for diagnostic mammogram. The new law goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Shred Medicine Sept 002ROMEOVILLE – Will County residents are invited to participate in a community-wide shred event.

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is partnering with State Representative Natalie Manley (D-Joliet) to host this free recycling event from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Abri Credit Union (1350 Renwick Road, Romeoville).

“This free event will allow local residents to dispose of old and sensitive documents in a safe way,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

To help reduce the chances of identity theft, experts recommend shredding things like bank statements, credit card offers and credit card convenience checks. Residents should also shred canceled credit cards, canceled checks, pay stubs, old photo IDs and tax returns that are more than three years old.

“I am happy to host these events so that my constituents have a convenient and secure way to dispose of sensitive documents and old medications,” said Manley. “This is a great way to help people protect themselves from identity theft and to ensure that their unused medicine is properly taken care of.”

To accommodate all participants, each person will be limited to two boxes of residential shredding. Boxes and bags will be returned. Documents will be accepted for shredding until trucks reach capacity. No electronics will be accepted.

Medication disposal services will also be offered by the Romeoville Police Department. No liquids or sharps will be accepted.

“Safely disposing of expired and unwanted prescriptions and medical supplies is a crucial step in fighting the opioid abuse crisis,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “I am thankful for the Romeoville Police Department’s partnership in keeping unnecessary drugs out of our homes.”

Electronics recycling services will not be offered at this event.

If residents have questions about the event Bertino-Tarrant urges them to contact her district office at (815) 254-4211 or visit www.SenatorBertinoTarrant.com.

Shredding Event

Date: Saturday, Sept. 14
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Abri Credit Union (1350 Renwick Road, Romeoville)



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