Illinois House Democratic Caucus
CHICAGO, Ill. – Following the Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on Tuesday on the outbreaks of Legionnaire’s Disease at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy, State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, issued the following statement:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation supported by state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, to prevent health insurance companies from denying care to Illinois residents with pre-existing conditions went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As of Jan. 1, veterans in Illinois will be able to obtain college credits for their service under new legislation that was co-sponsored by state Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, is highlighting a new state law that reduces fees for businesses by 70 percent in an effort to foster economic growth and promote job creation throughout Illinois.
JOLIET, Ill. – State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, will host a Facebook Safety Seminar to provide local residents with safety tips while they are on Facebook and other forms of social media on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Fountaindale Public Library, located at 300 W. Briarcliff Rd. in Bolingbrook.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, that transforms the way state agencies manage their finances and reveals the full extent of the state’s debt obligations has gone into effect as of Jan. 1, 2018.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation supported by state Rep. Silvana Tabares, D-Chicago, forbidding the state from contracting with or investing in corporations that fail to pay their fair share in state taxes went into effect as of Jan. 1, 2018.
CHICAGO, Ill. –As a member of the Illinois House Veterans Affairs’ Committee, state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, questioned the Rauner administration about the 13 veterans who have died at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy as the result of a Legionnaire’s disease outbreak and how it could have been avoided.
GRAYSLAKE, Ill. – In an unexpected move that blindsided local school districts and elected officials, Governor Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto of SB444, the school funding bill, putting the distribution of $7 million in additional school funding for the Round Lake Beach area in limbo unless lawmakers vote to override.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – Over fifty families from the Round Lake area received free flu shots, diabetes screenings, blood pressure tests and dental products at a health fair sponsored by Congressman Brad Schneider, IL-10, and state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, this past Sunday during St. Joseph Catholic Church’s annul Three Kings Benefit.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Victims of hate crimes will now be able to seek greater financial compensation from their assailants thanks to a new law sponsored by state Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, which took effect this week.
AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, participated in a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs committee on Thursday as part of the legislature’s investigation into the deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak, which resulted in the deaths of 13 veterans and infected over 50 individuals working or residing at the state-run Quincy home.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To help residents save money on their electricity bills during the winter months, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is partnering with the Citizens Utility Board to host a free utility bill clinic on Friday, Jan. 19, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Caseyville Community Center, located at 909 S. Main St. in Caseyville.
Crespo Backed Measure Providing Protections for People with Pre-existing Conditions Goes Into Effect
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation backed by state Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, which prevents health insurance companies from denying care to Illinoisans with pre-existing conditions has gone into effect as of Jan. 1, 2018.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – As lawmakers prepare to return back to Springfield for the new spring legislative session, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is inviting local leaders of the faith community to lead the House in prayer.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – As of Jan. 1, individual or group accidental health insurance coverage companies are prohibited from imposing pre-existing condition exclusions under a new law supported by state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – As a new legislative session begins, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is asking residents to submit their ideas for legislation that they believe can help improve the state.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, is asking constituents for their input on legislative priorities for the upcoming spring session of the General Assembly beginning in January.