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Need emergency child care AND you are an essential worker?

The State is mindful that child care is a critical emergency service that is necessary for essential workers.

The Child Care Resource and Referral System is collecting information from programs (centers and homes) that are offering emergency child care for children of essential workers, to connect families needing care, to available care.

We want to stress that these services should be provided only when essential workers have no other options available. The goal is still to practice social distancing and to shelter-in place whenever possible.

The CCR&R System is committed to supporting our child care providers through this health emergency, and appreciate all that you are doing to support children, families and your communities.

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We all have licensed professionals in our local municipalities. Given the uncertainty from the ongoing public health crisis, the State of Illinois has granted license extensions to numerous professions.

Below you'll find the following list of professions whose renewal deadlines have been extended until September 30, 2020.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to me or my office for assistance. Stay healthy, everyone!


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05042017AM6640 RSTINLEY PARK – A new law in Illinois will put a stop to payroll “offshoring” in the governor’s office.

State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Tinley Park) championed House Bill 5121 to force transparency from the governor’s office when it comes to paying employees. It was signed into law Tuesday.

“South Suburban residents deserve to know how and where their valuable tax dollars are spent,” Hastings said. “This new law will encourage transparency and responsible tracking of state finances.”

For years, governors have used appropriations for various state agencies to pay for personnel costs for individuals working in the governor’s office – a practice that siphons much-needed funds from the operation of state agencies.

With this now-outlawed practice, a governor’s administration could pay an individual out of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services fund even if they do no direct work for the agency. This allows a governor to falsely diminish the apparent financial footprint of their staff.

In Gov. Rauner’s office, 60 of 105 employees were paid out of funding from state agencies, making it look like the governor’s staff cost the state $4.9 million when it was actually closer to $10 million.

This new law will prohibit the governor's office from using other agency funding to pay for governor's office employees.

“Going forward, governors – regardless of political party – will not be able to use crooked practices to bend the rules,” Hastings said. “Fair and open accounting will promote the responsible use of state funds.”

House Bill 5121 passed the Senate and House with bipartisan support and goes into effect immediately.

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Senator Hastings

November 21, 2016

Dear Friends,


I hope everyone is preparing for a lovely holiday season. I just wanted to make you aware that we have moved recently to a new office in Frankfort, Illinois.


My new district office address is:

20855 S. La Grange Road Suite 102B
Frankfort, IL 60423


If you need to reach my office by phone, our new number is (815)464-5431. We are also avaialable by email by clicking here.


I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.


Michael Hastings
Senator Michael Hastings
19th District – Illinois


District Offices

20855 S. LaGrange Road Suite 102B • Frankfort, IL 60423

815-464-5431 (Phone)


813 School Avenue • Matteson, IL 60443


1 Veterans Parkway, First Floor • New Lenox, IL 60451


Springfield Office

118 Capitol Building • Springfield, IL 62706

217-782-9595(Phone) • 217-558-6006 (Fax)




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Welcome to the official website of Senator Michael E. Hastings. Please fill out our contact form to contact Senator Hastings directly or you may call any of our offices. We look forward to hearing from you.

Springfield Office:
118 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-9595

East Office:
813 School Ave
Matteson, IL 60443

District Office:
20855 South LaGrange Road
Frankfort, IL 60423
(815) 464-5431

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