Illinois House Democratic Caucus
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – A new state law supported by state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, to preserve healthcare coverage for over 1 million Illinoisans with pre-existing conditions recently took effect, ensuring that Illinois residents will be exempt from changes to pre-existing condition coverage that may come from Washington D.C. and the Trump administration.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – In advance of a legislative hearing scheduled for Jan. 9 on the Quincy Veterans’ Home legionella outbreak and response, state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, took the opportunity Wednesday to visit the home and examine current procedures.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Veterans will be eligible to receive college credit for their service under a new law supported by state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea.
Yingling Invites Local Residents to Attend “Senior Issues” Roundtable, Share Ideas for Upcoming Legislative Session
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. — State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, is calling on local seniors to join him for a roundtable discussion about issues that affect the senior community on Thursday, Jan. 18 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Fremont Township office located at 22385 Route 60 in Mundelein.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As a new legislative session begins, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is encouraging residents to submit their ideas for legislation that they believe can help improve the state.
AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, will partner with Huntington Bank to host a free financial literacy seminar on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Prisco Community Center, located at 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Before the legislature heads back to Springfield for the legislative session, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, invites residents to her next “Coffee with Katie” meeting on Saturday, Jan. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. at Sacred Grounds Café, located at 233 N. Main St. in Edwardsville.
CHICAGO – In an effort to highlight driver and emergency service’s safety on our roads, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is raising awareness of the Move Over Law, or Scott’s Law, through the Give Them Distance campaign.
CHICAGO – As brutally frigid weather makes its way throughout the nation, state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is informing residents about local warming centers throughout the city and opening her office to local residents for a chance to stop by and warm up if needed.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. — To help victims of last year’s historic summer floods access a new $750 state income tax credit, state Rep. Sam Yingling is hosting a free seminar on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Avon Township office located at 433 E. Washington St., in Round Lake Park.
NORTHLAKE, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, recently spoke at the DuPage County Area Project Christmas party in Bensenville. The event was hosted by the Hispanic Parents in Action-Bensenville and had a total of 163 children who attended with their families.
HILLSIDE, Ill. – To combat the freezing temperatures that are grappling Illinois, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is opening his constituent services office as a heating location for residents to warm up when they need, as well as highlighting local warming centers for anyone to utilize.
CHICAGO – A new law sponsored by state Rep. Silvana Tabares, D-Chicago, will crack down on hate crimes against houses of worship by increasing penalties for those convicted of committing hate crimes and allowing victims to receive greater financial compensation.
AURORA, Ill. – With frigid temperatures and snowfall predicted to continue through the new year, state Rep Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, has been reaching out to seniors in her district to make sure that they are warm and well-equipped for the forecasted weather conditions.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is highlighting a new driver safety campaign called Give Them Distance to spread awareness about Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the Move Over Law.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following the deaths of 13 residents at a state-run veterans’ home in Quincy, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is supporting legislation urging Gov. Rauner’s administration to provide a comprehensive report to the General Assembly examining the facility’s handling of multiple Legionnaire’s disease outbreaks over a two-year period.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A measure cosponsored by state Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, to protect students from predatory lending will now become law following the successful, bipartisan override of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the proposal.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Military veterans will be able to receive college credit for their service, opening the door to new career opportunities, under a new law supported by state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, that is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.