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Andrade Offers Residents Discounted Pet Services at Pet Fair

Andrade Offers Residents Discounted Pet Services at Pet Fair

CHICAGO – To help connect pet owners with low-cost and free services for their pets, state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, is partnering with Ald. Ariel Reboyras’ office and Chicago Care and Animal control to host a pet fair on Saturday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m....

Wallace Recognizes Teachers, Drops off Treat Baskets

Wallace Recognizes Teachers, Drops off Treat Baskets

ROCKFORD, Ill. – Noting the dedication and commitment of local teachers, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is asking residents to recognize educators in Rockford as the school year comes to a close. “Teachers deserve continued acknowledgement due to their role in...

Letter to the Editor – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch

Letter to the Editor – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch

Dear Editor, Over the past several years we have seen an increase in violence throughout our neighborhoods and streets. So far this year, there have been six homicides in Maywood. Unfortunately, this increase in violence can be attributed to Governor Rauner’s extreme...

Burke Fighting Against Cuts to Meals on Wheels

Burke Fighting Against Cuts to Meals on Wheels

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, is standing with seniors and senior advocates like AARP to oppose Washington politicians’ dangerous cuts to senior Meals on Wheels, which would affect the more than 115,000 elderly residents who depend on...

Sente Electronic Recycling and Shred Day Draws Large Crowd

Sente Electronic Recycling and Shred Day Draws Large Crowd

VERNON HILLS, Ill. –  Even as the rain came down on Saturday, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, and local partners hosted a successful community electronics recycling and shred day, allowing over 600 residents to shred documents and recycle a wide array of...

Chapa LaVia Bill Offers Homeowners Property Tax Relief

Chapa LaVia Bill Offers Homeowners Property Tax Relief

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Every homeowner in the state would receive a break from high property taxes under a comprehensive tax relief package passed by state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, increasing the value of key property tax credits for families, seniors and...

Moylan Fighting to Protect Funding For Meals on Wheels Program

Moylan Fighting to Protect Funding For Meals on Wheels Program

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is standing with seniors and senior advocates like AARP to oppose Washington politicians’ dangerous cuts to senior Meals on Wheels, which would affect the more than 115,000 elderly residents who depend on the...

Turner Supports Creation of Paid Sick Time for All Employees

Turner Supports Creation of Paid Sick Time for All Employees

CHICAGO – To help working men and women take care of themselves and their families when they fall ill, state Rep. Arthur Turner, D-Chicago, supported legislation requiring employers to provide minimum paid sick time for their employees. “When you aren’t feeling well...

Stratton Opposes Cuts to Meals on Wheels,  Stands with Seniors

Stratton Opposes Cuts to Meals on Wheels, Stands with Seniors

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Juliana Stratton, D-Chicago, is standing with seniors and senior advocacy groups like AARP to oppose the Trump Administration’s dangerous cuts to the senior Meals on Wheels program, which would affect the more than 115,000 elderly...

Hoffman Condemns Wasteful Spending at State Agency

Hoffman Condemns Wasteful Spending at State Agency

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, recently introduced a resolution condemning the misuse of thousands of taxpayer dollars that has occurred at the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology. “While the state is in the midst of a historic...

The deadline to enact an #ILBudget is fast approaching, but Gov. Rauner refuses to negotiate to end the impasse. #twill

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.@RepHalpin Backs Measure Giving Law Enforcement More Time to Prosecute Child Sex Predators aledotimesrecord.com/news/20170525/…

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My District Office is now closed until Tuesday at 9am. My Springfield office will be open Sunday starting at 1:30pm and open on Monday.

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Please call your State Representative and ask them to join @RepHernandez and I in voting YES for a Welcoming Illinois. #TrustAct #SB31

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Working with my coalition partners into the weekend to pass SB31, the Illinois Trust Act. #TrustAct #WelcomingIllinois

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Special thanks to Mary Fields for bringing her daughter Sadie down to Page for me today. They are excited to tour the Capitol.

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Thankful to Honorable Pastor Bill Winston from the Living Word Christian Center in Forest Park for opening our session today with prayer.

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Thrilled to welcome Sadie Edgar as my Honorary House Page today. She's so excited to be here at the Capitol! #HonoraryPage

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The deadline to enact an #ILBudget is fast approaching, but Gov. Rauner refuses to negotiate to end the impasse. #twill

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Mussman Joins Efforts to End Wasteful Spending by Gov. Rauner’s Technology Chief: ow.ly/mFUz30c3obi #twill

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The deadline to enact an #ILBudget is fast approaching, but Gov. Rauner refuses to negotiate to end the impasse. #twill

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You will hear from these two House Pages, Kris Leggin and @_CampaignJay, as leaders in our community real soon! #housepages #summerinterns

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Today I welcome my summer interns to the Capitol. Kris Leggin and @_CampaignJay Both are exceptional young men! #summerinterns #niu #isu

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Listen to hear policy reasons for SB31 and RT if you agree. Call your State Rep today to ask them to support the bill. #TrustAct #SB31

We were able to pass the IL Trust Act, SB31, out of Executive Committee today. One step closer to making IL a Welcoming State. #TrustAct

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ICYMI: Cassidy Passes Legislation to Stop Divisive Practice, Promote Community Engagement ow.ly/pqka30bX48n

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Always honored to appear on Comcast Newsmakers with Ellee Pai Hong. We talked Budget, Immigration and Cursive Writing. #comcast #newsmakers

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Fighting for the passage of the Trust Act in Executive Committee today. Listen to one reason why this is important. youtu.be/b8skmuGAy0U