Pekin, IL.... State Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) is honored to announce that he is the recipient of the 2014 “Voice of Senior Care” Award from the Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA), which was awarded to him at IHCA’s Convention in Peoria on Sept. 10th.

The Award is given based on a legislators’ proven record of commitment to improving the care for those in long-term care facilities throughout Illinois. Rep. Unes has sponsored several bills to improve the nursing home complaint and compliance unit of the Illinois Department of Public Health, including recently signed HB 5703.

“Families with a loved one in a long-term care facility can rest easier because of initiatives passed by Rep. Mike Unes. He understands long-term care industry issues and has been an ally in working to streamline and bring a level of fairness to the complaint process,” said IHCA Legislative Liaison Ashley Snavely.

“I believe in the mission of IHCA’s member organizations to provide quality accessible health care to those they serve as an integral part of their community’s health program. I am truly honored to receive the “Voice of Senior Care” Award and will work hard to ensure that we continue to improve our long-term care delivery system in Illinois,” said Rep. Mike Unes.

The Illinois Health Care Association was founded in 1950 and led by a 13-member board of directors. IHCA is a non-profit organization comprised of nearly 400 licensed and certified long term care facilities and facilities/programs for the intellectually and developmentally disabled throughout the state.

For more information on this award, please contact Rep. Unes’ District Office at 309-620-8631.
Pekin, IL.... State Rep. Mike Unes (R-East Peoria) is honored to announce that he is the recipient of the 2014 Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business/Illinois (NFIB).

The Award is given based on a legislators’ proven record of commitment to small business-friendly practices and free enterprise in Illinois.

“Small business owners in the 91st District can be assured that Rep. Mike Unes has their best interests at heart,” said Kim Clarke Maisch, NFIB/IL State Director. “While we hear a lot of rhetoric on how elected officials support small business, the truth is in their voting record. Rep. Unes clearly understands the best thing government can do to help create jobs and grow the economy is to get out of the way of our state’s entrepreneurs.”

“We know small businesses are the driver of many of the jobs in our State. We need to return common-sense to Springfield by getting out of the way of small businesses to allow them to do what they do best- grow our economy,” said Rep. Mike Unes about why this award means so much to him, adding, “the only truly sustainable way to grow revenue in Illinois is by increasing the amount of commerce occurring in Illinois.”

For more information on this award, please contact Rep. Unes’ District Office at 309-620-8631.