052621HAO01041SPRINGFIELD – With adult-use recreational cannabis legal for over a year now, State Senator Cristina Castro (D- Elgin) is praising changes to the 2019 Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act that would do more to encourage diversity in dispensary licensing.

“Social equity has always been at the forefront of cannabis legislation in Illinois, and it’s important that Illinois continue to be a leader as more states legalize,” Castro said. “I am proud to support the increases in social equity this year.”

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04222021CM0222SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin)  spearheaded a measure to create a program that will help people with serious mental illness or substance use disorders by enabling access to affordable housing and support services.

“The Housing is Recovery Pilot Program will help break the cycle of institutionalization for those struggling with mental health issues and addiction,” Castro said. “We need to ensure those most vulnerable have a roof over their head and the services they need.”

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construction 4216749 1280ELGIN – State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) announced this week that local communities would be receiving more than $9 million in funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Multi-Year Improvement Program to develop state highways in the area.

“I’m proud to have worked with local leaders and IDOT to secure funding for these projects,” Castro said. “As our state begins to open back up, these road improvements will ensure locals and visitors alike experience safe and easy travel around our community.”

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636565376637330000ELGIN – As part of the fourth round of Rebuild Illinois grants, State Senator Cristina Castro (D- Elgin) announced that Kane County will be receiving nearly $3 million in funding for infrastructure improvements. An additional $1.8 million will be going to the city of Elgin.

“Projects funded by the Rebuild Illinois plan continue to be an integral part of making our communities safer and easier to travel,” Castro said. “These grants are bringing Illinois to the forefront of infrastructure investment.”

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