Rep. Hays, Local Organizations Team up for Diabetes Awareness

State Representative Chad Hays is teaming up with Presence United Samaritans Medical Center and CRIS Senior Services this Thursday to host a free Diabetes Awareness Fair in the Danville area to shine a spotlight on Diabetes maintenance and prevention.

“Nearly eight hundred thousand Illinoisans have Diabetes; and early detection and treatment is key to managing the disease and living a healthy life. Please join me and more than 30 vendors on the 28th for free health screenings, refreshments and prizes, and to learn more about Diabetes including how to control, or hopefully, prevent it,” Representative Hays said.

Rep. Hays’ Diabetes Awareness Fair will be held this Thursday, August 28th from 9:00 am to noon at the Bremer Conference Center at Danville Community College. The event is free and open to all who would like to learn more about this growing health concern.

 For more information, contact Representative Hays’ office at 217-477-0104.

Governor Signs Rep. Hays’ Property Tax Protections for Storm Damaged Businesses

Governor Pat Quinn traveled to Gifford  to sign into law new property tax protections for businesses needing to repair or rebuild after storms, said State Representative Chad Hays, the measure’s chief House sponsor.

Senate Bill 3259, guided through the House by Rep. Hays and the Senate by Sen. Mike Frerichs, will cap assessed valuation increases on storm damaged businesses to no more than 4% per year for 15 years. Representative Hays said Eric and Justin Rademacher, the owners of Rademacher Building Center in Gifford, brought to his attention the need to add damaged businesses to the property tax protections already on the books for owners of homes damaged by storms.

 “For many owners of storm-damaged businesses, providing protection from massive, new construction-related tax increases can mean the difference between rebuilding or going out of business. These protections are vital for local businesses, and it’s very appropriate that the Governor signed them into law at the Rademacher Building Center in Gifford which is currently being rebuilt after a devastating tornado last fall,” said Representative Hays.


Chad Hays Named DACC Distinguished Alumnus

State Representative Chad D. Hays is proud to be a community college graduate and says he’ll “talk about it to whomever will listen; I never miss an opportunity to talk about community colleges – from the house floor to the rotary club.”

Rep. Hays completed an Associate of Science degree at Danville Area Community College in 1983. He is the 2014 DACC Distinguished Alumnus and is the College’s nominee for the statewide honor from the Illinois Community College Trustees Association.

“Danville Area Community College has had a profound and lasting impact on my life, my family, and my constituents,” he stated. “DACC was a high quality affordable conduit to higher education for me.”

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