001munoz copyCHICAGO – State Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) wants to let ComEd customers know there are programs available that may help customers pay their overdue bills.

The CARE Program provides financial assistance to customers who have suffered hardships and may be facing disconnection. ComEd has dedicated $10 million in assistance to help customers.

Grants are available to residential customers with household incomes up to 250 percent of the federal poverty level ($57,625 for a family of four) who demonstrate a hardship – job loss, documented illness, military deployment, senior or disability hardships, among others.

This option may also be available to ComEd customers who receive traditional LIHEAP benefits.

For more information, please contact 1-888-806-CARE.

FloorShot1 copy"To honor and remember his selfless acts of bravery during World War II, we are designating March 14 Manuel Perez Jr. Day in the state of Illinois." --- Senator Antonio Munoz

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) passed a resolution today honoring Manuel Perez Jr., a member of the 11th Airborne Division during World War II, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery and courage after his death.

Manuel Perez Jr. was a Mexican-American raised in Chicago.  He served as Private First Class in the Pacific Theater during World War II under the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

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Munoz Humane Soc Award 13 Mar 13 web vers copySPRINGFIELD –  State Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago) was honored by the Humane Society of Illinois and given the 2012 Humane Legislator of the Year Award for his strong leadership regarding animal protection; including sponsoring a bill in 2012 to ban the sale, trade and possession of shark fins in Illinois.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed the legislation into law on July 1, 2012.

Shown here are Senator Munoz being presented the award by members of the Humane Society of Illinois.

MunozFloorShot1 copySPRINGFIELD – Legislation passed by the Illinois Senate will ensure that the states neediest people have access to health care.  State Senator Tony Munoz (D-Chicago), a co-sponsor of the bill, has the largest population of people in the state who would benefit from this proposal.  

“Specifically, this measure will allow over 340,000 low income adults to receive medical coverage under the state’s Medicaid program,” Munoz said.  “This program will be paid for by the federal government and allow those who would normally only seek treatment in emergency rooms to go to the doctor to receive preventative care and maintenance care before serious illness occurs.”

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