At Gilman Healthcare Center, resident Perry Bitzel was joined by family and friends to honor House Bill 1588 named for him. The bill is to protect seniors and the disabled from financial exploitation. Family of Perry discovered that another family member had lost everything. With the help of State Sen. Jason Barickman and State Rep. Tom Bennett, Perry House Bill 1588 was created to go after the perpetrators for financial retribution. The bill has passed the House and Senate and awaits signature by Gov. Bruce Rauner.