Gov. Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1197 Friday while at the Bremen Township Senior Center Friday afternoon.
The bill is an amendment to the Nursing Home Care act that requires nursing facilities to provide written statements to residents, their families and guardians about asset and income disclosure requirements.
The bill was sponsored by State Senator John Sullivan (D-Quincy), State Rep. Daniel Beiser (D-Alton) and State Rep. Elgie Sims Jr. (D-Chicago).
Watch video of the signing among several local mayors including Oak Forest Mayor Hank Cuspa and Tinley Park Mayor Ed Zabrocki, as well as Bremen Township trustees and State Senator Maggie Crotty (D-Oak Forest).