btaylorCHICAGO – State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) issued the following statement Wednesday after a Jefferson County Grand Jury failed to indict any of the police officers on charges of murder for the March killing of Breonna Taylor:

“Breonna Taylor should be alive right now. We keep seeing the same stories over and over again. It is exhausting and upsetting. 2020 has shown just how flawed our institutions are within a system stacked against us. Do not let anyone shut down the fight for a better world.”

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peters iec twCHICAGO – The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) released its first ever Lifetime Environmental Scorecard Monday, chronicling the average score of all votes cast on bills affecting the environment by each sitting legislator over the course of their entire legislative career. Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) has been honored with a perfect voting record.

“I will always support legislation that leads to a greener, more sustainable future for our communities, state, country and planet, and it;s an honor to be recognized by the Illinois Environmental Council for my dedication to this cause,” said Peters. “Climate change continues to pose an existential threat, and I vow to continue fighting alongside the IEC until the climate change crisis has been dealt with, no matter how long that may take.”

Read more: Peters honored for 100% pro-environment voting record

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peters iecCHICAGO – In recognition of his commitment to securing environmental justice and fighting to secure a greener future, State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) was given the 2020 Legislative Leadership Award by the Illinois Environmental Counsel.

“It is an honor to receive this award from the IEC,” Peters said. “Climate change is an existential crisis, and environmental injustice is a threat to communities everywhere, especially Black and Brown communities. We must not stop fighting until the danger is gone.”

Read more: Peters recognized for environmental leadership

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uofcCHICAGO – Earlier this week, the US Department of Energy announced $115 million grants for quantum research centers at two facilitates affiliated with the University of Chicago. State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago), who represents the area including the university, is excited and hopeful about the future prospects the grants bring to the district as well as the state as a whole.

“These grants are going to put the University of Chicago and the state of Illinois at the forefront of quantum sciences and research,” Peters said. “Much like how the region of California known as ‘Silicon Valley’ became the hub of technological advances, these grants will make Illinois the place to be when it comes to the emerging field of quantum sciences.”

Read more: Peters: Grants will put University of Chicago on cutting edge of quantum research

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