Illinois House Democratic Caucus
PEORIA, Ill. – State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, is highlighting the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a winter heating assistance program that helps families pay for utility services.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen. D-Libertyville, partnered with local law enforcement and healthcare experts to host an informational town hall meeting on the dangers of vaping devices and e-cigarettes.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to be an accessible representative, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, talked with constituents at his Coffee with Sam event at Main Street Cafe in Round Lake Park. Yingling gave an update on his work on the Property Tax Relief Commission, and then gathered feedback from attendees on what they would like to see him advocate for moving forward. Throughout his time in office, Yingling has made it a priority to listen to constituents, holding multiple town halls and community events throughout his district.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, recently attended the 2019 Denver Marijuana Management Symposium (MMS), a summit for law enforcement, public sector officials and regulators that addresses challenges and presents solutions to implement adult-use recreational cannabis laws.
GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, and her Women’s Advisory Council recently assembled “Birthday in a Bag” kits to be distributed to local domestic violence shelters as a way to help children celebrate their birthdays while recovering from dangerous situations.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is inviting area residents to an upcoming Senior Fair scheduled for Friday, Oct. 25 at the Clyde Jordan Senior Center, and a free vaccination fair for students planned for Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center in East St. Louis.
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – In Recognition of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 26, state Rep. Dan Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, is encouraging local residents to drop off expired, unwanted or unused prescription medications at local collection sites.
AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is hosting a veterans’ issues panel alongside state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, on Tuesday, Nov. 5 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Gillerson’s Grubbery, located at 33 W. New York St. in Aurora.
BATAVIA, Ill. – To help local families struggling with diaper need, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, recently hosted a diaper collection drive.
NORTHBROOK, Ill. – State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, continued to push for accessible medical treatment for all Illinois with his support of a new law expanding mental health care training in all schools.
CHICAGO – In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, state Rep. Camille Y. Lilly is highlighting resources for victims of domestic violence.
CHICAGO – Recently, state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, attended the annual Gladstone Park Fall Fest to meet and greet local neighbors one-on-one and to judge the costume contest.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, stopped by Lurie Children’s Hospital recently to meet with Rebecca Levin, Executive Director of Strengthening Chicago’s Youth and Katie Danko, Policy Manager and Government Relations for the hospital to discuss strategies for building safer and stronger communities.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is inviting local residents to attend a Health Care Legislative Advisory Committee on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at his district office, located at 1234 W. 95th Street in Chicago.
Carroll-Supported Bill Reducing Prescription Prices, Cracking Down on Pharmaceutical Companies Now Law
NORTHBROOK, Ill. – A new law backed by state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, will make health care more affordable by curbing prescription drug prices and requiring pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) to keep customers informed about less-expensive generic alternatives.
OAK PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly, D-Chicago, recently took part in Township Day hosted by Oak Park Township in order to highlight the vital services townships provide for Illinoisans.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, working with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Avon Township, and several other local health organizations and vendors to host a free Health Care Fair for community members on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Round Lake High School, located at 800 Panther Blvd. in Round Lake.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – To remain accessible to constituents, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will hold Satellite Office Hours on Wednesday, Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Granite City – City Hall, located at 2000 Edison Ave. in Granite City.