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State Sen. Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, said the bill creating a licensing process for midwives is a “historic measure,” one that has been in the works since 1986. 

Midwifery moved a step closer to becoming a licensed profession in Illinois on Wednesday thanks to a measure advanced by state senators during the second day of the fall veto session.

State Sen. Cristina Castro, D-Elgin, said the bill creating a licensing process for midwives is a “historic measure,” one that has been in the works since 1986.

“When we talk about maternal health for women, especially Black and Brown women, now we give folks options and choices to help advocate for them and draw down the horrible maternal morbidity we’re seeing across the nation,” Castro said. “Illinois is at the forefront of that.”

Read the whole article here: State Senate passes measure to license midwives without nursing degrees - Chicago Sun-Times (

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July 29 is National Intern Day! Senator Castro was excited to have two interns helping in her district office this summer. Read more about Ben and Jada here. 

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Domestic violence hotline FBELGIN – Despite Gov. Pritzker’s Stay at Home Order and the closure of many places of business, domestic violence shelters and hotlines remain operational and continue to provide help. State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) is urging those who need that help to seek it.

“During the Stay at Home order, it may seem more difficult or even impossible to escape a domestic violence situation, but I promise you that is not the case,” Castro said. “Even though it’s recommended that we stay inside, and even though public safety is a top priority, there is help available to individuals suffering from domestic violence. I urge you to seek that help if you or someone you know needs it.”

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Do you have personal and business documents in need of shredding?

Come join School District U-46 and me on Saturday, August 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at Streamwood High School for a community shredding event.

Each person will be able to bring two banker boxes for residential shredding. Items that may be good to bring include:

  • Canceled checks
  • Correspondence and Memos
  • Credit Card Receipts
  • Financial Records and Invoices
  • Legal Documents
  • Medical and Tax Records

If you have any questions please contact my office at (847) 214-8864

Thank you and I hope to see you there!

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District Office:
The Professional Building
164 Division Street, Suite #102
Elgin, IL 60120
847-214-8864 phone
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Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-7746 phone


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