Rep. Kelly Cassidy
271-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-6592 FAX
5533 North Broadway
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 784-2060 FAX
LGBT rights activist and organizer; former legislative director for the National Organization for Women; former legislative aide to state Sen. John Cullerton; former Deputy Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and Director of Programs and Development in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office; only openly gay female legislator serving in the General Assembly; has three children.
CHICAGO – The sponsors of legislation to legalize recreational cannabis for adults in Illinois pushed back against Gov. Bruce Rauner’s opposition based on a supposed lack of data to support legalization.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, passed legislation out of the House recently that would change the current practice of criminalizing the act of simply being in the same room as a member of a street gang. “While we understand the intent of the current...
Victims of Gun Violence, Families Urge Lawmakers to Restore Funding for Violence-Prevention Cut by Rauner
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Victims of gun violence and their families gave emotional testimony urging lawmakers to restore funding Gov. Bruce Rauner slashed for CeaseFire, a community-based violence-prevention program, at an Appropriations-Public Safety Committee hearing in...
CHICAGO – As gun violence in the city continues to rise at a devastating pace, state Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, recently introduced legislation that would strengthen the repercussions against gun owners who are irresponsible with their weapons. “Many of the people...
Legislation offers the most comprehensive protections in the nation SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, issued the following statement on Thursday on the signing of House Bill 217, legislation to ban conversion therapy efforts to change youth...