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FloorShot2SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) has passed legislation out of the General Assembly that creates a commission to study ways to fight the deadly disease Hepatitis C.

“Hepatitis C is a contagious disease that threatens the lifespan and quality of life of an estimated five million people nationwide,” Munoz said. “This task force will work to provide recommendations to the Department of Public Heath to determine how we can make people aware of and educate people about this dangerous disease.”

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV).  The infection is often asymptomatic, but chronic infection can lead to scarring of the liver and ultimately to cirrhosis, which is generally apparent after many years. In some cases, those with cirrhosis will go on to develop liver failure, liver cancer or life-threatening esophageal and gastric varices.

HCV is spread primarily by blood-to-blood contact associated with intravenous drug use, poorly sterilized medical equipment and transfusions. An estimated 130–200 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C.

The virus persists in the liver in about 85 percent of those infected. This persistent infection can be treated with medication, and overall, 50–80 percent of people treated are cured. However, the disease can be deadly if not detected. Currently, there is no vaccine against hepatitis C available.

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FloorShot4State Senator Tony Munoz voted on legislation that would help to solve the pension crisis facing the state of Illinois.

“Unfortunately, the pension funds have never been adequately funded,” Munoz said. “Currently, Illinois has to make increased payments to ensure the funds can continue to support retirees.  This proposal will provide some stability of the pension systems for future generations.”

Senate Bill 2404, a product of negotiations between public employees unions and the Senate President, is not only a cost savings measure, but is also fair to current and future retirees.

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SPRINGFIELD - State Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) along with colleagues, police officers and their families attended the annual Police Memorial in Springfield.

The annual memorial event honors the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who make up our local, state and county police forces.

Please take a moment to view this video about the event.

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Munoz-motorcyclesState Senator Tony Munoz passed a resolution out of the Senate declaring May as motorcycle awareness month throughout the state.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative designed to encourage drivers of all vehicles and motorcyclists to “share the road” with each other.

Increasing safe riding and cooperation between all road users and motorcyclists will help to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our nation’s highways.

“There are over 610,000 registered motorcyclists throughout Illinois, and with the weather warming up, it is a good time to remind drivers to be aware of their presence on our roads,” noted Munoz.

Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Awareness Month in May - and during the rest of the year - drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely "share the road" with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

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323 State Capitol Bldg.
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-9415

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Chicago, IL 60609
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