Illinois House Democratic Caucus
CHICAGO, Ill. –State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, D-Glenview, released the following statement after attending the historic signing of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA), which protects women’s right to choose in Illinois:
OTTAWA, ILL. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, and the Illinois Housing Development Authority have announced the development of a new affordable senior housing complex, planned to be opened in 2020 in the village of Ladd in Bureau County. The project will be located south of Cleveland Street between Chicago and Bureau avenues and should take about one year to build, from start to finish.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing his effort to fight for commonsense gun safety reform throughout Illinois, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, supported legislation to help close loopholes in the FOID system.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation backed by state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago, to allow firefighter academy recruits to receive education on the history of the labor movement for firefighters recently passed out of the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To clarify language under the Affordable Care Act that has been used to block access to diagnostic mammograms for women, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, recently supported legislation that will ensure women continue to have access to potentially lifesaving cancer screenings.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, joined fellow legislators and Governor Pritzker for the signing of the Reproductive Health Act, Senate Bill 25, which enshrines women’s health care as a fundamental right in Illinois, into law. He issued the following statement:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, state Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, and fellow members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus worked to advance a series of reforms this spring that will put in place additional state-level protections to combat Donald Trump’s bigoted agenda and ensure Illinois supports and lifts up its immigrant community.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Kam Buckner, D-Chicago, is asking residents to join him for a “Coffee Talk” on Saturday, June 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Dollop, located at 345 E. Ohio St. in Streeterville, to provide an update about the progress that has been made in Springfield during the legislative session.
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Following the General Assembly’s passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) last month, state Rep. Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, is celebrating Illinois becoming a national leader in protecting a woman’s right to choose.
OTTAWA, Ill. – Legislation passed by state Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, to allow firefighter academy graduates to receive a brief history of the labor movement for firefighters was approved by both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly and now heads to the governor for signature.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, recently helped pass legislation to create the Worker Protection Taskforce and institute a new unit under the Illinois Attorney General to ensure stronger enforcement of fair pay laws and the protection of other workers’ rights issues.
SUMMIT, Ill. – Continuing her efforts to protect seniors from skyrocketing property taxes, state Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, sponsored legislation that will make it easier for senior homeowners to receive property tax relief.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Continuing her efforts to stay accessible and transparent to all 51st District communities, state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, is announcing her schedule of mobile office hours throughout the month of June.
ELSAH, ILL. – As local communities continue to battle rising water and floods, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, toured areas affected by flooding in Elsah, and met with local officials and flood victims to discuss current needs of the community and possible solutions to prevent flooding in the future.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To combat one of the many harmful consequences of the opioid epidemic, state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, recently passed legislation to expand safe needle exchange programs to prevent the transmission of diseases from intravenous drug usage.
GLEN ELLYN, Ill. – Throughout the summer, state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, will be hosting evening office hours on the first and third Wednesdays of each month to help accommodate local families’ busy schedules.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Before the 2019 legislative session came to a close, state Rep. Deb Conroy, D-Villa Park, invited the North Elementary School Drumline to showcase their talent in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To promote the humane treatment of animals, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is sponsoring legislation that will ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in Illinois. Villa’s measure received strong bipartisan support in the Illinois House and Senate, and now heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker to be signed into law.