Rep. Cabello joins Illinois' First Responders Suicide Task Force

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LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) -- Illinois State Rep. John M. Cabello (R-Machesney Park) will serve on a newly-created First Responders Suicide Task Force.

The task force will issue a report by December 31, 2020 with specific recommendations to help reduce the risk and rates of suicide among first responders in Illinois.

Gov. Pritzker signed House Bill 2766 into law in August, allowing the state to create a task force.

“We need to make sure that the well-being of our first responders is taken care of, both on and off duty,” says Cabello. “First responders need more than just equipment and the technological resources to protect our community and stay safe on the job... Together we can make sure that every first responder knows they are supported and has access to the peer resources they need.”

Cabello serves the 68th District, which includes portions of Rockford, Loves Park, Machesney Park and Cherry Valley.