Illinois House Democratic Caucus
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – As the new legislative session begins in Springfield, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is hosting Coffee with Katie on Sunday, Jan. 28 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Starbucks, located at 1077 Collinsville Crossing Blvd. in Collinsville.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – Forty-two local seniors joined state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, for his senior issues citizen advisory committee meeting on Thursday.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – In a continued effort to protect residents in jeopardy of losing their healthcare due to pre-existing conditions, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, co-sponsored legislation that has taken effect that prohibits individual and group accidental health insurance coverage companies from excluding people with pre-existing conditions.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, gave a personal tour of the Capitol, including the House Floor, with students from Molly Reeder-Foust’s art class from Eisenhower High School in Decatur, IL. The students currently have their art projects on public display on the 1st floor of the Capitol.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation aimed at protecting Illinois students from predatory lenders is now law, after efforts by co-sponsor state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, to pass the legislation despite a veto by Governor Bruce Rauner.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to help ease the income tax burden on local residents, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has invited Carol Portman, President of the Taxpayers’ Federation of Illinois and Ralph Matire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and budget Accountability, to host an Income Tax Relief Seminar this Saturday, January 20th, starting at 11:00 a.m. at the Des Plaines Public Library, located at 1501 Ellinwood Avenue in Des Plaines.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, which
allows a court to consider a defendant’s post-partum depression or psychosis as a mitigating
factor at sentencing was recently signed into law and will take effect on June 1, 2018.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – On a visit to Presence Health Bolingbrook last week, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, met with healthcare professionals in the innovative telehealth facility, which allows medical professionals to communicate with patients remotely via audio and visual equipment.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Romeoville, met with employees at Enbridge Energy to learn about operations and procedures at the Lockport pump station this week.
AURORA, Ill. – A proposal to remove cost barriers for substitute teachers, backed by state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is now law in an effort to address the state shortage of substitute educators.
HANOVER PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, will host a free State Tax Credits 101 Seminar for residents on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at the Hanover Township Senior Center, located at 240 IL-59 in Bartlett.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Residents wanting to learn how to save money on their property tax bills are encouraged to attend a free property tax appeal seminar hosted by state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Granite City Township Center located at 2060 Delmar Ave. in Granite City.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is hosting a law enforcement roundtable discussion to engage law enforcement personnel on the state of the 85th district.
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – In an effort to increase government transparency and accountability, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Buffalo Grove, commends colleagues on a new law which streamlines the use of taxpayer dollars, holding state agencies accountable.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – A new measure designed to protect students from predatory lending practices, supported by state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, will soon become law thanks to bipartisan efforts in the legislature.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, state Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, and state Sen. Bill Cunningham, D-Chicago, are hosting a free Women’s Self-Defense Seminar on Wednesday, January 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Palos Park Recreation Center, located at 8901 W. 123rd St., in Palos Park.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to ease the income tax burden on local residents,
state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has invited Carol Portman, president of the Taxpayers’
Federation of Illinois and Ralph Matire, executive director of the center for Tax and Budget
Accountability to host an Income Tax Relief Seminar on Saturday, January 20th, starting at 11:00
a.m. at the Des Plaines Public Library, located at 1501 Ellinwood Avenue in Des Plaines.
WESTCHESTER, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch is calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration to work more quickly to address the ongoing legionella outbreak at the Quincy Veterans’ Home.