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Rep. McDermed in Springfield with Ashley Crossett and her family

On Tuesday State Representative McDermed passed House Resolution 40, designating October 2017 as "Dysautonomia Awareness Month" in the State of Illinois.

Dysautonomia is an umbrella term used to describe several different medical conditions that cause a malfunction of the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)
The ANS is responsible for controlling the "automatic" functions of the human body, including, but not limited to, heart rate, blood pressure, and kidney function. Various types of Dysautonomia result in the inability of the body to regulate these systems which may lead to lightheadedness, fainting, unstable blood pressure, abnormal heart rates, malnutrition, and even in some cases death. 

The resolution was inspired by Ashley Crossett, a constituent in Frankfort, who suffers from Dysautonomia and is committed to raising awareness in Illinois. Over 70 million people worldwide have some type of Dysautonomia. There is no known cure for Dysautonomia.

The legislature has been on ‘Spring Break’ for the past two weeks. I’ve been out and about touring the district, meeting with groups, and talking with constituents.


We return to begin voting on bills today.

Rep. McDermed, Minority Spokesperson, and Rep. Evans, Chairman, of the House Transportation Committee discuss statewide infrastructure issues

Please join Rep. Margo McDermed at a Transportation TownHall Meeting:

Tuesday, April 18,  6:30 PM
Frankfort Township Old Hall
11008 W. Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort IL

For more information, contact Rep. McDermed's office through her website or by calling 815-277-2079.

The townhall will be focused on transportation issues and include a discussion of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s plans for the 37th district. This will be the first of several townhalls Rep. McDermed will host over the course of the year. She will be available to hear from constituents on all issues, but each townhall will focus on a particular topic.

“The 37th district is an important transportation crossroads between Chicago and the rest of the State,” said Rep. McDermed. “I want residents to have this opportunity to talk with me about their local and state transportation concerns.”

Rep. McDermed is the House minority spokesperson on the Transportation; Regulation, Roads, and Bridges Committee.