April 251h we filled the galleries and were acknowledged in both chambers.
- Media Headlines: Connextion Technologies -Primecast
- A landlord in Cook County started charging $5.00 to anyone who did not live in the community and drove into the community. This included Grandma, Meals on Wheels and Care Givers. This action was stopped.
- Efforts towards a relocation fund when a community ceases operation is continued.
- A national cable company called Connextion Technologies came to Illinois in the form of Primecast, offering Landlords payments for every home that switched from their current cable company. Families from Springfield to Peoria came home to a recorded voicemail explaining their telephone, TV and internet services would be turned off until Primecast could come in and hook them back up. After a summer of frustration for hundreds of families involved, this practice stopped.
- HB 5653 is signed into law. This law deals with financial exploitation that include family members and trusted caregivers. This updated and amended the Criminal Code of 1961 aiding the Attorney General and State Attorneys in cases of financial exploitation of an elderly person or a person with a disability.
- HB 5098 is signed into law and amends the Illinois Police Training Act. This provides the curriculum of probationary police offices to include courses for the recognition of elder abuse.
- MHOAI’s 6th annual fundraiser is a success, reaching the $10,000 goal.