Welch Pushes for Free Credit Freezes Following Equifax Breach

WESTCHESTER, Ill. – To protect Illinois consumers impacted by the Equifax data breach, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is sponsoring legislation that would prevent credit agencies from charging consumers to freeze their credit. “People who have had their...

Welch Hosts Women’s Self Defense Seminar

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Over the weekend, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, partnered with retired state police officer Larry Lindenman for a Women’s Defense Seminar to provide area women with self-defense techniques. “Violent crimes can happen to anyone at any...

Welch: Trump Wrong to End DACA Protections

HILLSIDE, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: “President Trump’s decision to end DACA shows us yet again that his...

Welch Legislation Protecting Immigrants Becomes Law

WESTCHESTER, Ill. –Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Chris Welch, D-Hillside, aimed at preventing undocumented immigrants with no criminal backgrounds from being detained by law enforcement and increasing trust between communities and local law enforcement was...

Welch: Hate Has No Place in America

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following the deadly domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, VA, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, sponsored legislation condemning hate groups. “The terrorists and their acts of hatred and violence are inexcusable and...

Welch Cybersecurity Measure Signed Into Law

WESTCHESTER, Ill. – A measure sponsored by state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, to combat future cyber-attacks on government agencies and breaching sensitive public information has been signed into law. “After what this country went through last year during...