011023CM0139CHICAGO – Following the Wednesday morning high-rise fire at the Harper Square Cooperative apartments in Kenwood that killed one person and injured seven, State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) issued the following statement:

“I’m deeply saddened to hear about the deadly fire that happened earlier today at Harper Square Cooperative, and would like to send my deepest condolences to the family members that unfortunately lost their loved one today. Tragedies such as this often force us to remember how precious and fragile life is.

Thank you to the firefighters and first responders for their efforts in securing the building and those affected by the fire. I would also like to thank constituents who have reached out to assist those who have been displaced by the fire.”

Senator Peters encourages those affected by the fire in need of support services to contact his office at (708) 730-4283 or by visiting www.SenatorRobertPeters.com.

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Senator excited to begin second term

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SPRINGFIELD — State Senator Robert Peters was eager to be sworn in Wednesday to represent Illinois’ 13th Senate District.

As a former community organizer who overcame immense personal hurdles in his early life, Peters proved to be a fierce legislator in his first few years in the Senate. Peters was one of the top advocates for the monumental criminal justice reform package, known as the SAFE-T Act, which was signed into law in 2021.

Read more: Peters eager to continue public safety advocacy in 103rd General Assembly

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Robert Peters voted to protect abortion rights, which passed the Senate Tuesday.

“Abortion access is crucial for millions of people in Illinois and across the nation, and taking it away would be a grave injustice,” said Peters (D-Chicago). “People who need abortions should not be penalized or restricted, they should be supported.”

Read more: Peters votes to ensure abortion rights are protected

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Robert Peters supported a measure to allow justice-impacted individuals to legally change their names, which passed out of the Senate Tuesday.

“There are a million reasons why someone could have been impacted by the justice system, and sometimes you find their only crime was trying to survive,” said Peters (D-Chicago). “Sometimes, people need a new identity for their safety, and for their ability to truly lead a good life. This legislation would be an aid in those scenarios.”

Read more: Name change measure passes the Senate

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