Illinois House Democratic Caucus
Hoffman Backs Responsible Budget Plan that Prioritizes Public Safety, Schools and Essential Services Families Rely On
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Underscoring his commitment to support working families, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, supported a balanced state budget plan Saturday that makes critical investments in public safety, education and services residents depend on.
Andrade Passes Balanced Budget, Tech & Clean Energy Policies
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A fiscally and socially responsible budget, bold clean energy initiatives, and smart tech policy that protects consumers are among the critical pieces of legislation state Rep. Jaime Andrade Jr., D-Chicago worked to pass during the spring legislative session.
Rep. Ammons Hails Balanced Budget, Focus on Education
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, issued the following statement regarding her legislative accomplishments:
Gordon-Booth Statement on Budget Passage
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Lead House Budget Negotiator and Speaker Pro Tempore Jehan Gordon-Booth, D-Peoria, issued the following statement Saturday after passage of the state budget:
Kelly Secures Property Tax Reduction for Surviving Spouses of Fallen Officers, Rescue Workers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Language inserted into an omnibus bill passed on Thursday by state Rep. Michael J. Kelly, D-Chicago, means property tax relief is on the way for surviving spouses of police officers and rescue workers killed in the line of duty.
Hernandez Pass Legislation to Support Dreamers Pursuing Higher Education in Illinois
CICERO, Ill. — State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero passed legislation enabling Illinois residents to send money overseas to be able to donate to help financially support Dreamers pursuing higher education.
Stava-Murray Seeking Summer Interns
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. –State Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, D-Downers Grove, is seeking interns interested in a summer job working in her Naperville district office.
Canty to Host Town Halls for Community Members
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — To foster an environment of transparency and trust, state Rep. Mary Beth Canty, D-Arlington Heights, will partner with other local legislators to host four town hall meetings throughout June.
Harper Passes Bill to Address SNAP Benefit Theft
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, aimed at addressing the theft of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, is headed to the governor’s desk after unanimously passing both houses of the General Assembly.
Hoffman Applauds Debut of New Splash Pad in Belleville’s Bicentennial Park
BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Area families will be able to cool off and enjoy a new splash pad in Belleville this year thanks in part to state support pushed by state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea.
Kifowit Named to Military Economic Development Committee
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Reflecting her years of service and strong understanding of military affairs, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, has been appointed to the state’s Military Economic Development Committee.
Hernandez Passes Legislation to Expand Rights for Individuals with Disabilities
CICERO, Ill. — State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero helped pass legislation that will help improve care for individuals with disabilities by helping loved ones provide needed services.
Carroll Passes Bill Ending Puppy Mill, Unethical Breeder Loophole
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bipartisan bill by state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, aimed at stopping the illicit trade in poorly-treated companion animals, is headed to the governor’s desk after being unanimously approved by the state Senate.
Manley to Host Community Shred Day
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, in partnership with state Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel, D-Shorewood, and Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, is hosting a community shred day event on Thursday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, or until the trucks are full, at 20690 City Center Boulevard in Crest Hill.
Avelar Measure to Reduce Medical Debt Sent to Governor
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — To help reduce medical debt for uninsured Illinoisans, state Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, passed legislation to ensure those in need of medical care will be automatically screened for health care coverage eligibility when they seek care at a hospital.
Buckner-Backed Measure Cutting Prices of Generic Prescription Drugs Passes House and Senate
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Big pharmaceutical corporations jacking up the costs of generic prescription drugs could face serious financial penalties following legislation backed by state Rep. Kam Buckner, D-Chicago, which just passed the State House of Representatives and Senate with strong bipartisan support.
DeLuca Highlights Efforts to Help Seniors and Veterans
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, is highlighting legislation passed by the General Assembly this session that focuses on issues facing seniors and Veterans.
Canty Measure to Expand Full Day Kindergarten Passes Legislature
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois school districts will offer full-day kindergarten within the next four years under a bill passed by state Rep. Mary Beth Canty, D-Arlington Heights.