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Illinois Comptroller Supporting COVID Legislation Involving Duty Disability

Lawmakers and the Comptroller are seeking a state law to give duty disability to Chicago Police Officers and Firefighters who contracted COVID-19 during the earliest part of the pandemic.

 

For Comptroller Susana Mendoza this is personal – her brother a Chicago Police Officer got COVID before he could get a vaccine and spent months in the hospital, is now permanently disabled, unable to work and now has to suffer financially.

 

 

Duty disability would have given him 75% of salary and healthcare benefits. The bill has broad bipartisan support and is expected to pass the House and Senate.

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