5WOOD RIVER – In an effort to create more effective communication methods with her constituents, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is sending the following updates from the Illinois Capitol:

  • Crowe introduced Senate Bill 3235 to give active-duty military members living in Illinois free hunting and fishing licenses. Current law sets the fees for fishing and hunting licenses for resident veterans at one-half the license fee for residents.
  • The Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 2325, which would allow fire protection agencies and statewide associations to organize raffles designed to build a stronger and more sustainable fire and EMS system.
  • Earlier this year, Crowe was the first woman in state history to be appointed to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee. While leading this week, she supported an initiative to increase protections for identity theft and fraud.
  • Also as chair of the Special Committee on Opioid Crisis Abatement, Crowe has held several hearings allowing government and local agencies to give updates on the opioid crisis and give suggestions on possible solutions. This week, committee members heard testimonies from the Illinois State Police and the Illinois Department of Insurance on the implementation of the 2018 State Opioid Action Plan.
  • March is Severe Weather Preparedness Month, and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency has started preparations for flood threats to river communities this spring. Crowe is in contact with state emergency officials and will give more details on informational events and tips as become available.

For more information, please reach out to Crowe’s district office at (618)251-9840 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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04102019CM1756WOOD RIVER – Applauding her commitment to empowering women and prioritizing justice for all Illinois residents, members of the YWCA of Alton have selected State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) as a 2020 recipient of the Women of Distinction award.

“As a voice for the Metro East in Springfield, I base every vote and decision on integrity, equality and fairness,” Crowe said. “It is gratifying to be receiving this significant honor alongside so many other inspiring women acting in the best interest of our communities.”

Crowe is one of twelve women selected to be inducted into the YWCA Women of Distinction Academy. Women are awarded for embodying the YWCA’s mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Since 1991, the YWCA of Alton have honored and celebrated dynamic leaders who are making a difference in the Riverbend community.

In January, Crowe was the first woman in state history to be appointed to chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She has used her platform to introduce and advance measures concerning women’s rights in court and legal documents, as well as overall public safety.

At the Women of Distinction event, the new honorees will join the prestigious Women of Distinction Academy, a group of more than 300 outstanding female leaders from Madison and Jersey counties.

For additional information on the event, visit https://www.altonywca.com/.

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02252020HAO0128SPRINGFIELD – Hearing reports from agencies to update lawmakers on the implementation of the 2018 State Opioid Action Plan (SOAP), members of the Senate’s Special Committee on Opioid Crisis Abatement met Tuesday under the leadership of State Senator Rachelle Crowe.

“Exploring opioid-related issues from every angle, from expanding mental health services to reporting and treating overdoses, is the only way we will see effective change in our communities,” Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) said. “By holding these hearings, we’re getting legislators and stakeholders in the same room for the opportunity to create solutions and increase access to opioid prevention, treatment and recovery programs.”

Committee members discussed reported data and statistics with representatives from the Illinois Department of Insurance and the Illinois State Police under the 2018 SOAP guidelines.

One recommendation by officials with the Illinois State Police to help combat the opioid crisis is to update the prescription drug monitoring program to be in real-time. Currently, there is a 24-hour delay for the electronic database, which collects information on substances dispensed in the state.

Details for the next committee meeting are being finalized and will be posted as they become available.

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SPRINGFIELD – Satisfied by the governor’s proposal for a balanced, fiscally responsible budget that increases funding to make the cost of college more manageable for working families, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) released the following statement:

“Increasing the state’s investment in the Monetary Award Program (MAP) while dedicating 15% of the total awards to students wanting to attend a community college, as well as funding a new ‘Illinois Works’ job-training program recognizes the importance of education and vital contributions given by labor and building trades, thus supporting and building the working class.

However, I am concerned at a time when we are searching for solutions to lower property tax bills, there is a possibility this proposed budget won’t fulfill our commitment to properly fund our schools. As budget conversations continue, I will advocate for the state to invest in our children and Metro East communities.”

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