DES PLAINES –Following the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, State Senator Laura Murphy (D—Des Plaines) released the following statement.

I am disappointed at the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, a court case that upheld a woman’s freedom and choice over her own body. Today, all over our country, women are facing unthinkable futures regarding their mental and physical health with the right to choose stripped away, and may lead to further restrictions on a woman’s access to reproductive health care, such as birth control. I am grateful that in Illinois, the women’s right to choose is protected under law; however, this attack on reproductive rights only makes it more important that we work to protect reproductive rights in the state legislature. I will continue to fight to protect reproductive rights in the state legislature until the right to choose is protected for all women.

community shred day 2022DES PLAINES – To help community members protect their personal information from fraudsters, State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) is hosting a community shred event on Saturday, June 25 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Acuity Brands Lighting, located at 1300 S. Wolf Rd. in Des Plaines.

“One way we can all prevent fraud and identity theft is by securely disposing of sensitive personal documents,” Murphy said. “Take advantage of this free and convenient opportunity to help keep your information out of the wrong hands.”

At this free community event, residents can securely dispose of any sensitive or confidential documents, like bank statements, paid utility bills and receipts.

The event will take place in the parking lot on the Wolf Road side of Acuity Brands Lighting, formerly known as Juno Lighting Group. Murphy is hosting the event in partnership with State Representative Marty Moylan (D-Des Plaines).

“You can never be too careful when protecting yourself against financial fraud or identity theft which is why I strongly encourage any resident who has sensitive documents they need to get rid of to take advantage of this service,” Moylan said.

murphy papersSPRINGFIELD –State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) was appointed to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Infrastructure and Policy Tuesday.

“I look forward to working with stakeholders to make sure Illinois remains the innovative transportation hub of the Midwest,” Murphy said.

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Infrastructure Funding and Policy was established by legislation introduced during the spring legislative session. Senate Bill 1233, which was signed into law in May, created the commission to seek out alternative funding mechanisms for projects and operations. The group is also tasked with researching current and future workforce needs, safety improvements, racial equity and how to expand multi-modal transportation networks.

Illinois has an extensive transportation network that ranks third in the nation for roadway miles and bridges. With over 127,000 miles of road, nearly 29,000 bridges and 17 major airports to maintain, funds from the gas tax are crucial to operating and maintaining our transportation system.

“As we continue to promote innovative infrastructure development, consumers should be able to utilize all transportation methods with as much ease as possible,” Murphy said. “As a member of this commission, I strive to provide and plan for future transportation needs to ensure the integration of all transportation modalities.”
The commission’s full report will be presented to the General Assembly for review by Jan. 31, 2023.

summerbookclubDES PLAINES –To motivate young students to keep up with their reading, State Senator Laura Murphy is launching a Summer Book Club for children and youth who live in the 28th District.

“We know that kids who read, succeed,” said Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “With this summer challenge, I hope children will develop a passion for reading and learning more about the world around them—which will be transformative for them as they get older.”

The Summer Book Club requires students to read eight books of their choice during the summer break, record the names of the books on a form and return the form to Sen. Murphy’s office by Aug. 12. Everyone who completes the Summer Book Club will receive a gift card and certificate from Sen. Murphy.

“I hope that our office’s book club program will help motivate students expand their minds through reading this summer,” Murphy said. “I look forward to hearing from students and parents about the books that made an impact on them, and seeing the positive impact of reading on their studies in the fall.”

To receive a book club form,  print the form with this link. Parents can also call Sen. Murphy’s office at 847-718-1110 to request a copy by mail or ask additional questions.

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Springfield, IL 62706
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Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
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