cid114rSPRINGFIELD – With dozens of homes heavily damaged from yesterday’s storms, State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) joined Governor Quinn today in assessing damage in and around the Diamond area.

“The damage in the Diamond and Coal City area is extensive,” Hutchinson said. “Luckily, there have been no reports of loss of life and only a few injuries.”

The American Red Cross has set up a temporary shelter at Coal City High School, located at 655 West Division Street, for those who have been displaced by the storms. The Red Cross has also started distributing food to those affected.

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021413br0652rSenator Toi Hutchinson (D - Chicago Heights) applauded the General Assembly for passing Senate Bill 10 yesterday, putting Illinois on track to become the fifteenth state to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples.

"At the end of the day, we had enough votes to say that no matter who you are and no matter who you love, you should be treated equally under the law."

Hutchinson, a co-sponsor and ardent supporter of Marriage Equality legislation, released the following audio statement shortly after casting her yes vote:

 

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Below is an op-ed by Senator Hutchinson regarding the Illiana Expressway:

As the sponsor of legislation creating the Illiana Expressway, I am watching with interest recent media reports questioning the need and cost of this roadway.

Let me be clear: the need for the Illiana Expressway has never been greater. The Southland continues to be one of the fastest growing areas in Illinois with infrastructure development lagging behind.

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) based its analysis on hypotheticals and seems more geared to provincial political concerns than project facts. In the Southland, we call this Chicago politics as usual.

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I recently joined with fellow Southland legislators to show support for the construction of the Illiana Expressway, which when finished will connect Interstate 55 near Wilmington to Interstate 65 in Northwest Indiana, creating up to 4,300 short-term construction jobs and having a $6 billion economic impact in northeastern Illinois.

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