Residents of the 48th Illinois Representative District - As your full-time representative, now in my 6th term, I pledge to provide high quality administration with integrity during my tenure.
I am honored to serve the people of the 48th District, and the State of Illinois! My continuing focus is on platform issues of Education, Security, Seniors, Fiscal Responsibility, and Transportation.
I sponsor multiple events through-out the year to serve the interests and needs of my constituents.
The scheduled activities are open to all who have an interest in learning about state issues and available community resources.
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I've linked to the Illinois General Assembly webpage that contains information about my committee membership and my sponsorship of bills over the last 10+ years.
I invite you to contact me about any legislative or policy topic. Your input is always appreciated.
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Pihos Perspective Sept 17th, 2014
As the weather began to cool this year, a dangerous upper respiratory virus took root in Midwestern communities. With an epicenter in Missouri, an outbreak of a contagious virus (enterovirus 68) is endangering the health of Midwesterners. Children under age 5 are described as being especially susceptible to the virus, which can cause respiratory distress and even hospitalization in some cases. Cases have been reported throughout Illinois.
Health providers are urging parents to closely monitor the respiratory health of children with asthma or immunosuppressive conditions. Children, especially at-risk, should be shielded from the sick or should visit them under reasonably sterile conditions (i.e. no open sneezing or coughing and infected persons should frequently clean themselves or be cleaned). This advice closely matches advice given to parents and caregivers of children with severe colds, as the enterovirus (although it has been classified as a rare illness up until now) is genetically related to the rhinovirus, a virus that causes the common cold.
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