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Mussman Meets with Police Chiefs at Capitol

Mussman Meets with Police Chiefs at Capitol

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – While at the state Capitol for legislative session, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, met with members of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police to discuss their agenda to make communities in Illinois safer. “I’d like to take a...

Sente Tours Local School; Reads to Elementary School Students

Sente Tours Local School; Reads to Elementary School Students

VERNON HILLS, Ill. – To help assist with her education policy work in Springfield, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, toured Washington Elementary School in Mundelein last Friday with Superintendent Dr. Andy Henrikson and visited with Ms. Heidi Sansone’s...

Costello Working to Expand Crossbow Hunting

Costello Working to Expand Crossbow Hunting

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jerry Costello, D–Smithton, is working to expand sportsmen’s ability to hunt by allowing crossbows to be used for hunting during regular archery seasons. “Crossbows are effective, precise, and humane weapons for taking game that...

Stratton Fights for Increased Access to Contraception

Stratton Fights for Increased Access to Contraception

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As Republicans in Springfield and Washington push an extreme, right-wing agenda against women’s access to birth control, state Rep. Juliana Stratton, D-Chicago, is fighting back by supporting legislation to allow women to receive a prescription for...

Tabares Sponsoring Legislation to Better Protect Law Enforcement

Tabares Sponsoring Legislation to Better Protect Law Enforcement

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  – Criminals flooding Chicago streets with illegal guns would pay for bulletproof vests for police officers under new legislation introduced by state Rep. Silvana Tabares, D-Chicago, creating new financial penalties for illegal gun trafficking. “My...

Phelps Supports Local School Sportsmen’s Teams

Phelps Supports Local School Sportsmen’s Teams

CARRIER MILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, has partnered with the Illinois Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus to help provide private funding for Southern Illinois schools sportsmen’s programs. “It has been very difficult for schools to find the...

Rep. Hoffman Backs Tax Relief Proposal for Middle-Class

Rep. Hoffman Backs Tax Relief Proposal for Middle-Class

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Middle-class families would keep more of their hard-earned paychecks under a proposal sponsored by state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, which doubles the value of the Earned Income Tax Credit. “With many working families struggling to make ends meet,...

Beiser Votes to Cut Perks and Pay for Politicians

Beiser Votes to Cut Perks and Pay for Politicians

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation cosponsored by state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, to prevent pay raises to elected officials and cost of living increases, passed the House last Thursday. “While local families and social services continue to suffer under the budget...

Halpin Passes Measure Aimed at Closing Wage Gap through Committee

Halpin Passes Measure Aimed at Closing Wage Gap through Committee

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Aiming to reduce or eliminate the gender pay gap, state Rep. Mike Halpin, advanced out of committee Wednesday a measure that would require state contractors to demonstrate they employ fair pay practices. “This legislation is an opportunity for us...

D’Amico Rejects Legislative Pay Raise

D’Amico Rejects Legislative Pay Raise

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As residents continue to face hardship in the wake of the state budget impasse, state Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, voted Thursday to freeze lawmaker reimbursements and prevent a pay raise for politicians. “Politicians should not be receiving any...

Andrade Joins Immigration Activists At Rally In Capital

Andrade Joins Immigration Activists At Rally In Capital

SPRINGFIELD – Standing in solidarity with the immigrant communities of the 40th District and across Illinois, state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, participated in a rally in the Capitol Rotunda with pro-immigrant activists. “Members of the immigrant community are...

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ICYMI: Moylan-Sponsored Bill Promoting Illinois Businesses Advances in House: ow.ly/CeER30alcEz

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It's deadline week. Last week to get bills out of Committee and to the floor. Sometimes all you can do is smile. #deadlineweek #committees

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Gov. Rauner’s unbalanced budget creates billions in new debt, denying future funding for programs Illinoisans rely on. #DoTheJob

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Jaha Dukureh is a Women's Rights Activist advocating for women through her organization Safe Hands in Gambia. #WomensHistoryMonth

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.@RepHalpin Testifies in Support of Bill to Freeze Property Tax Rates for Disabled, River Edge Tax Credit: ow.ly/LgwE30al8GC

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With many working families struggling to get by, any relief we can provide can go a long way. The goal of this... fb.me/15xiYdGnY

During #WomensHistoryMonth, we want to recognize the amazing women of the Illinois House Democratic Caucus. #WeMakeHerstory #twill

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For #DiabetesAlertDay, please join me in taking the free type 2 diabetes risk test: diabetes.org/are-you-at-ris…

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Speaker Madigan letter identifies Gov. Rauner’s false statements re: Thompson Center sale as “disingenuous.” ow.ly/uEOi30akFDN #twill

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On #DiabetesAlertDay, we are raising awareness of risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes, such as family history, weight, &inactivity.

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On #DiabetesAlertDay, we are joining the @AmDiabetesAssn to raise awareness of risk factors. Take the free risk test diabetes.org/RiskTest

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Rep. Sonya Harper's legislation would allow for creation of Urban Agriculture Zones: chicagotonight.wttw.com/2017/03/27/chi…

Proud my district is launching a New American Welcome Center bc everyone, regardless of legal status, deserves safety & dignity.

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Thank you to the @UniversityYUIUC for creating a New American Welcome Center in CU!

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Statement from Speaker Michael J. Madigan regarding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposal to privatize a toll lane on I-55: ow.ly/Vf5r30aj42m

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We develop long lasting friendships with our colleagues. HBD to my seat mate Rep. Fran Hurley. #seatmate #friends #colleagues #hbd

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LP Zoo is partnering with universities and organizations in seven cities to help achieve this ambitious and necessary goal. twitter.com/lincolnparkzoo…