Rep. Aaron M. Ortiz

(D-Chicago)
1st District
Rep Aaron Ortiz

Springfield Office:
258-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1117

District Office:
4374 S. Archer
Chicago, IL 60632
773-236-0117

Biography
Full-time legislator; former educator and college counselor at CPS; B.S. in urban planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; member of the Chicago Teachers Union, member of Local School Council for the Back of the Yards High School; volunteer soccer coach and lifelong resident of the Gage Park neighborhood in Chicago.
Ortiz Fights for Essential Services, Relief from Effects of COVID-19

Ortiz Fights for Essential Services, Relief from Effects of COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, issued the following statement at the conclusion of this spring’s special session: “The men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting our families and those that have kept our communities running are the...

Latino Caucus: We Will Not Let Trump Extort Our Communities

Latino Caucus: We Will Get Through This Together | Caucus Latino: Superaremos Esto Juntos

CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement amid Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “stay at home” order, urging local families to contact their constituent service offices via phone or email in order to continue connecting them to resources, as well as to follow the recommendations of medical experts. 

Latino Caucus: We Will Not Let Trump Extort Our Communities

Latino Caucus Highlights Economic Assistance for Families | Caucus Latino Pone Énfasis en Asistencia Económica para Familias

CHICAGO – Amid the announcement of a national emergency by the president and restaurant and bar on-site consumption closures by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus, is highlighting unemployment benefits and other economic assistance available to working families:

Latino Caucus: We Will Not Let Trump Extort Our Communities

Latino Caucus Responds to Illegitimate Lawsuit Attempting to Erode Civil Rights of Immigrants

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in response to the illegitimate lawsuit by four county sheriffs who are defending the extrajudicial detention of immigrants that allows some of these interests to benefit from lucrative contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):

Ortiz Introduces Measure Pushing for ‘Medicaid for All’

Ortiz Introduces Measure Pushing for ‘Medicaid for All’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is laying the groundwork for a state health care for all program, introducing legislation to study the feasibility of creating a Medicaid buy-in program. Ortiz’s push for Medicaid for All which would allow Illinois working families the ability to purchase affordable health care plans through Medicaid rather than relying solely on the options offered by private insurance companies.  

Ortiz Fights for Essential Services, Relief from Effects of COVID-19

Ortiz Cracks Down on Red Light Cameras

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In light of recent corruption scandals regarding red light cameras, state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is championing legislation that would prohibit units of local government from relying on them as way to raise revenue.