peters sbcCHICAGO – At a meeting of the Illinois Senate Black Caucus earlier this week, State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) was unanimously elected by his colleagues as the new caucus chair.

“I am honored and humbled to have been elected by my colleagues as the new chair of the Senate Black Caucus, and I want to thank them for trusting me with this important position,” Peters said. “The list of issues facing Black communities in our state is long and relentless, and I am excited to lead our caucus as we fight to win real safety and justice.”

Peters takes over as chair following a tumultuous summer, during which the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others by police sparked a nationwide movement of protests against police brutality and systemic racism.

Read more: Peters outlines goals as new Senate Black Caucus Chair

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museumCHICAGO – State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) congratulated several museums in the 13th Senate District on receiving grants from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources earlier this week, part of a push to ensure these important local resources stay afloat during the ongoing pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has put an economic strain on a lot of us, and museums are no exception,” Peters said. “These institutions are some of the most important cultural and educational centers of community, and it’s great to hear they’ll be getting funding that will ease a financial burden and allow them to make some improvements.”

Read more: Peters congratulates local museums for project grants

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CHICAGO – With the enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act marketplace open now until Dec. 15, State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) is encouraging Illinois residents to apply and stressing the importance of health insurance during these unprecedented times.

“We are currently in the middle of a global health pandemic caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which means that quality health care is more important now than ever,” Peters said. “The Affordable Care Act will allow Illinois residents who are underinsured or uninsured to receive the health care they need to survive a public health crisis, and I encourage everyone who requires it to apply.”

Read more: Peters: ACA open enrollment more important now than ever

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CHICAGO – With the holiday season fast approaching during a global pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) is encouraging residents to keep up with safe practices if and when they choose to celebrate.

“I know that the holiday season is a time that we all want to be with our family, friends and loved ones to celebrate everything that is important to us, and so it is important to remember that if you do choose to celebrate, you do so in a way that is safe in order to keep everyone healthy,” Peters said. “I know that it might seem difficult and that we’re all sick of Zoom, but a ‘Zoomsgiving’ is better than spending your Christmas in a hospital, or worse.”

Read more: Peters encourages communities to be safe during Thanksgiving holiday

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