Better and faster response to emergencies on Illinois waterways is the focus legislation filed by a local lawmaker.
State Sen. Chapin Rose explains his legislation is aimed to give the revolving loan grants for area firefighters the ability to go towards dive teams. Sen. Rose points out dive teams require a high amount of training and money.
Sen. Rose would also like to see more emergency room services in the rural areas of his district. He points out trauma care is crucial until a patient can get to a bigger hospital with more resources.
Sen. Rose believes even though State is locked in a budget crisis, he does not feel that should hurt the chances of these bills moving forward and even passing. He explains even though everyone is concerned about the budget, he still is charged with doing what is best for the people he represents and deliver a better level of care and feels the bills he is proposing do just that.