SJR55State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) adopted a resolution Wednesday in honor of Lance Corporal Kenneth Corzine. Corzine served in Afghanistan where he passed away due to wounds received in battle.

The resolution designates a part of Illinois Route 140 from North Bellwood Drive to Prairie Street in Bethalto as the “LCpl. Kenneth Corzine Memorial Drive.”

“This young man gave the ultimate sacrifice for his country,” Haine said. “He would have been 29 today, and it is an honor to pay tribute to him in this way. Our fallen soldiers deserve our utmost respect, gratitude and appreciation. I hope that by dedicating this portion of highway to this fallen soldier, it will serve as a reminder to all who drive on it what a patriot he was and the service he gave to our country.”

Corzine enlisted in the United State Marine Corps on August 1, 2007. He served as a rifleman with the 1st Squad, 3rd Platoon, Company L in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was awarded with a Purple Heart as well as the Combat Action Ribbon.

LCpl. Corzine was injured during battle on December 5, 2010 and later succumbed to the wounds he received.

The resolution was adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

For the full text visit: http://ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=88&GA=99&DocTypeId=SJR&DocNum=55&GAID=13&LegID=97573&SpecSess=&Session=

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Haine SR1760State Senator Bill Haine  filed Senate Resolution 1760 in honor of the late State Senator Evelyn Bowles. Bowles passed away earlier this month and is remembered by many as a great public servant.

 “Ms. Bowles was a dear friend and a true public servant who served the community with great integrity,” Haine said. “Her legacy of honest and competent public service will live on for years to come.”

For a copy of the resolution: cllick here.

Click below for the full audio of Haine's floor speech.

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SB 2046Illinois Senate Democrats voted to give Gov. Bruce Rauner the financial authority to release funding that would allow senior services programs to stay afloat and give SIUE much needed relief. Senator Haine (D-Alton) released the following statement:

“Enough is enough,” said Haine. “In the past few weeks I have spoken with senior service providers in my district and heard stories about starving seniors, facilities closing and people who don’t know where else to turn. This cannot continue.

“We also approved a plan that would include a commitment to the Illinois system of higher education. I am for a ‘pro-growth’ agenda, and this includes making sure schools like SIU in Edwardsville can continue to provide an outstanding education to students not only in Illinois, but states throughout the Midwest. I urge the governor to act fast on this and to sign this bill”



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Haine SB2416State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) is working to bring more efficiency to state government. Legislation filed by Haine that would change the rules for the State Board of Health passed the Public Health Committee on Tuesday.

Currently, the State Board of Health has final approval over several of the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) rules, which unnecessarily delays the department’s rule-making process.

“This legislation is aimed at reducing bureaucracy in state government,” Haine said. “Government consolidation saves money and helps to speed along the process of getting important tasks done to better serve the people of Illinois. Government should work for the people in an efficient manner. Frankly, I think we need more of this.”

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