Illinois House Democratic Caucus
CHICAGO – State Reps. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, and Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, are inviting local residents to a get a head start on the new school year with a Back-to-School Health Fair on Saturday, Aug. 31st from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Piotrowski Park, located at 4247 W. 31st St. in the Little Village.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – As part of his ongoing effort to get feedback from the business community, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, met with the owner of the local small business Carnitas Don Roy & Taqueria.
RED BUD, Ill. – During the month of September, state Rep. Nathan Reitz, D- Steeleville, will be hosting multiple satellite office hours to help bring the services of his office to locations across the 116th district.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – A bill passed by state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, to create a grant program designed to close educational and employment gaps in career and technical education as well as apprenticeship programs was signed into law this week.
OTTAWA, Ill. - State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, issued the following statement following Vistra executive’s decision to close the Hennepin Power Plant:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is bringing attention to a number of measures that directly support first responders, law enforcement and their families.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Highlighting his commitment to equal pay for equal work, state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, is commending Gov. J.B. Pritzker for signing legislation Walker spearheaded to protect women from potential pay discrimination.
Business, Labor Groups Recognize State Rep. Barbara Hernandez for Critical Transportation Investment
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A coalition of business and labor leaders is applauding state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, for her commitment to creating jobs and revitalizing the economy by investing in stronger roads, bridges and other key economic drivers.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, recently welcomed Illinois Department of Agriculture Director John Sullivan to Chicago to tour Growing Home, an urban farming organization in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.
Ortiz-Backed Measure Expanding Access to Banking Services to Underserved Communities Signed into Law
CHICAGO – Underserved communities, which tend to be low-income and immigrant, will have expanded access to banking services under a new law backed by state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago.
STREATOR, Ill. - State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, and representatives from the Illinois State Rifle Association will partner to offer gun owners a free Gun Rights Seminar to review Illinois law and assist residents with Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) Card applications.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To increase reporting and accountability within the Department of Family and Child Services (DCFS), state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, recently supported a measure to overhaul the reporting and notification procedures for suspected child abuse cases.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, helped pass legislation that seeks to end discriminatory pay practices used by employers that have been used to lock women into a lifetime of unfair and unequal wages. Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed the measure into law.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly, D- Chicago, is highlighting the need for concrete property tax relief for Illinois homeowners.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – In response to recent attacks on the immigrant community, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, will be hosting a Know Your Rights Seminar with Mano a Mano and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office on Monday, August 26 at 6 p.m. at the Robert W. Rolek Community Center, located at 814 Hart Road in Round Lake.
AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, recently participated in the 8th annual Edgar Fellows program, led by former Governor Jim Edgar and the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs, to discuss effectively working across the aisle to find solutions to the state’s problems.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Legislation introduced by state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, to encourage high school counselors to provide students with options on all post-secondary options including career and technical education pathways was signed into law.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Legislation supported by state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, to help secure equal pay for women and people of color was recently signed into law by the governor.