- Published: Friday, April 09, 2021 10:29 AM
I hope you and your family are staying well and enjoying the beautiful spring weather.
After a long winter, I’m excited to share a few exciting updates with you. Below, you’ll find important news for the schools in our district, a helpful how-to on accessing online driver services, and information on the progress of our state’s vaccine rollout.
As always, my staff and I are ready to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the issues facing our community—we are available by phone at 773-869-9050 or via email at http://senatortonymunoz.com/contact-us.
I look forward to hearing from you!
State Senator | 1st District
Local school districts to receive $2.585 billion
I’m excited to announce school districts in our community will receive $2.585 billion in additional funding to help address the many challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of the funding comes as part of the most recent federal COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan, which gives schools a great deal of flexibility in how they can use the money over the next 3 ½ years. Learn more and see which schools in our area are receiving funding here https://bit.ly/2RoBFbC.
Residents encouraged to renew driver’s licenses, registration online
A trip to the driver services facility can be time-consuming, and during the pandemic, it could even put your health at risk. Avoid crowds and skip the line by purchasing license plate stickers, renewing your driver’s license or ID, and taking advantage of other online services at www.cyberdriveillinois.com. Remember: All expired driver’s licenses and ID cards are now valid until Aug. 1, 2021, so there’s no rush to renew.
All Illinoisans 16 and up eligible for the vaccine starting April 12
Getting vaccinated is the best way we can protect our friends, our family and ourselves against COVID-19. Starting April 12, all Illinoisans age 16 and up—regardless of occupation, age or medical background—will be eligible to receive the vaccine. There are a number of vaccination locations in our area. Register for an appointment on the Cook County Health Department portal.
Unable to book your appointment online? Call the toll-free Illinois Department of Public Health hotline at 833-621-1284.