State Sen. Daniel Biss, left, is pictured with Erna Colborn during the opening ceremony of the Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 27.                           Submitted photo

In recognition of his efforts to improve the lives of individuals and families facing Alzheimer’s disease in Illinois, State Senator Daniel Biss of Evanston, was named the 2015 Legislator of the Year by the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter.  

Sen. Biss was presented with the award during the opening ceremony of the 2015 Chicago Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which brought together more than 5,000 people and raised more than $1 million to support Alzheimer’s research, care and support, and awareness.

This spring, Sen. Biss passed Senate Bill 1846, which created a comprehensive coordination awareness and search program, called Silver Search, for missing adults believed to have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Governor Bruce Rauner signed this bill into law on Aug. 7.