West Chicago, IL…April, nationally recognized month for autism awareness, is a time for helping and understanding the issues and lifestyles of both children and adults who are associated with the degrees of autism. In an effort to advance the discussion on this issue, State Representative Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) will again be joining area legislators for an Autism Form incorporating speakers and experts on the field of autism spectrum disorder.
“I’ve found these events to be profoundly beneficial in the past to the ongoing conversation and developing understanding of the autism spectrum disorder,” Fortner stated. “Anything that we, as legislators, can do to increase awareness should be made a priority.”
Joining Rep. Fortner are State Senators Jim Oberweis and Karen McConnaughay and State Reps. Tim Schmitz and Kay Hatcher. On hand will be several speakers discussing the new steps and considerations of DSM – V, how changes in the DSM – V will affect a person within the autism spectrum disorder, and the recent developments with DSM – V in addition to a the implication these developments have on insurance and coverage.
Legislative Forum on Autism
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 from 7pm-9pm
Batavia Public Library
10 S. Batavia Ave, Batavia, IL
There will be opportunities for questions with the speakers as well as your local legislatures and representatives during the forum as well as after the presentation.
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West Chicago, IL…State Representative Mike Fortner and State Senator Jim Oberweis will host a Senior Citizens Fair April 4 at the West Chicago American Legion Hall Post 300, 123 Main Street, West Chicago, IL from 10am – 12noon. This year’s fair has numerous vendors, including free blood pressure screenings, door prizes and free refreshments.
“I am very excited to be hosting this fair again in West Chicago. I encourage senior citizens and their families to attend and discover a variety of vendors and services that can improve their lives,” said Rep. Fortner.
“This year’s fair will feature a Red Hat membership booth and massage station. DuPage County and the city of West Chicago will also have booths too,” said Sen. Oberweis.
Admission is free for the Senior Citizens Fair. Free refreshments are also available. Senior citizens and their love-ones are encouraged to attend.
Representative Mike Fortner and Senator Jim Oberweis Host Senior Fair
When: April 4, 10am – 12noon
Where: West Chicago American Legion Hall Post 300
123 Main St., West Chicago, IL
Springfield, IL… Today, after Governor Quinn’s budget address, State Representative Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) asked why both parties can’t sit together to prepare a fiscally responsible budget.
“Medicaid is one of the biggest areas of the budget and one that Republicans worked in a bipartisan manner to reduce costs the past two years. The fracking proposal is another example where bipartisan efforts have led to opportunities for job creation and the best environmental protections in the country,” said Fortner. Continue reading »