SPRINGFIELD. State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) passed legislation out of committee this week (House Bill 3531) that bans smoking tobacco in any area of a day care center.

According to the Federal Government there are not levels of exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke considered “safe”. In fact, second-hand smoke is the cause of hundreds of thousands of respiratory infections in children under 18 months every year.

“We have to protect our children, especially those in the earliest stages of their lives. Responsible adults choose the habits of their preference, but this cannot be above the rights of children to enjoy a healthy environment in a child care facility”, said Senator Link.

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CLC GroundbreakingState Senator Terry Link attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the College of Lake County’s new Science and Engineering Building on the Grayslake campus. “It’s real easy to support a facility like the College of Lake County, in my mind the finest community college in the state of Illinois,” said Senator Link.
The new facility is the first part of a broader $163 million plan aimed to upgrade facilities at CLC. The new building will have a three-story 41,900 and 25,00 square feet of renovated existing space.
Senator Terry Link has been an active supporter of the project, helping secure the support of key leaders in the legislature.

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Senator on the Senator FloorSPRINGFIELD.— State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) released the following statements after the State of the State address.

“Campaign rhetoric works to win elections, but it doesn’t offer answers on how Illinois should overcome the problems we face. I expect Governor Rauner to evolve his approach from a campaign-mode speech to a responsible party that offers viable solutions.”

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crayonsState Senator Terry Link welcomed news that Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 received $1.4 million from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to improve classrooms. The money will be devoted to renovations at EPIC preschool. That project includes four new classrooms and 3,200 square feet of additional usable space.

"This funding will ultimately help EPIC preschool to increase its capacity to better serve its students. I congratulate the school board members and, especially president Hanna, for their leadership,” said Senator Link. The renovation is schedule to be completed this summer.

EPIC preschool occupies the former Marine Corps Reserve Center that was acquired by the school district in 2011 at no cost, after the base was closed.

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