Rep Emanuel Chris Welch

(D-Hillside)
7th District
Rep Emanuel Chris Welch

 

Springfield Office:
200-5S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8120
(217) 524-0448 FAX

District Office:
10055 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Suite E
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 450-1000
(708) 450-1104 FAX

Biography
Attorney; B.A., Northwestern University; J.D., John Marshall Law School; former member and president, Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education; partner, Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP; married, has two children.

Welch Demands Action on Gun Control

Welch Demands Action on Gun Control

HILLSIDE, Ill. – In the wake of the nation’s deadliest acts of domestic terrorism, that left almost 60 people dead and over 500 wounded, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is calling for the passage of gun safety reforms that would oversee the sale of...

Welch Opposes Adding Tolls to Eisenhower Expressway

Welch Opposes Adding Tolls to Eisenhower Expressway

HILLSIDE, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is leading efforts to stop the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) from adding new tolls to the Eisenhower Expressway. “There needs to be a plan to address the bumper to bumper traffic on the...

Welch Pushes for Free Credit Freezes Following Equifax Breach

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Welch Committed to Fixing School Funding

Welch Committed to Fixing School Funding

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, issued the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s recent veto of Senate Bill 1, the plan to fix Illinois’ broken funding formula: “With his veto, the governor once again showed that he...