Illinois House Democratic Caucus
CICERO, Ill. – With the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application officially opening on Tuesday, Oct. 1, state Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, is hosting a Financial Aid Seminar and Workshop event for local students and their families.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to help local residents keep more of what they earn, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, hosted a Utility Bill Clinic with the Citizens Utility Board (CUB). At the event, residents brought in their utility bills received money-saving tips by experts who identified hidden fees and unnecessary charges that could be eliminated to cut down their future bills.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is partnering with Chicago State University and Washington Heights Workforce Center to host a free job readiness and résumé writing workshop.
CHICAGO – Legislation supported by state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, to expand protections for victims of sexual assault and stalking was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – To keep constituents informed about changes to higher education in Illinois, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will host her next Higher Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Edwardsville Public Library, located at 112 S. Kansas St.
GURNEE, Ill. – Following a week of heavy rain, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, brought pizza and snacks to 150 residents assembling sandbags for flood prevention at Warren Township High School O’Plaine Campus in Gurnee on Saturday.
AURORA, Ill. – In recognition of her ongoing efforts to combat gun-related deaths in Illinois, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, was recently appointed to the bipartisan House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force.
STREAMWOOD, Ill. – State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, will help local residents reduce their property tax bills at two property tax appeal workshops in early October with local leaders and the Office of Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is working to expand vocational jobs training opportunities in Illinois with his support of a law creating the Training in Building Trades Program, which awards grants to community organizations that offer jobs training classes.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is fighting to expand higher education prospects by breaking down economic barriers to academic achievement with a new law launching the Illinois Higher Education Saving Program.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To increase the accessibility of diapers for families across the Metro East, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will be collecting diapers during the week of Sept. 23-29 to benefit WIC recipients in Madison County. Stuart is organizing the diaper collection with state legislators from the Metro East, WIC in Granite City, and Soup-and-Share in Madison, IL to collect diapers for local women and families.
ALTON, Ill. – In an effort to hear the concerns, thoughts and ideas directly from residents, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, will be hosting Coffee and Conversations from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in Bethalto on Sept. 24 and in Rosewood Heights on Sept. 27.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Illinois insurance companies will be required to cover EpiPens for minors after legislation supported by state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – In recognition for his efforts to curb gun violence in our community, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, has recently been appointed to the newly created bipartisan House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force.
GURNEE, Ill. – During the General Assembly’s legislative recess, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is spending time seeking feedback from local residents by going door-to-door in neighborhoods throughout her district.
AURORA, Ill. – To help seniors protect themselves against frequent scams occurring throughout Illinois, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is partnering with the Illinois Attorney General’s office to host a fraud prevention seminar on Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Prisco Community Center, located at 150 W. Illinois Ave. in Aurora from noon to 1 p.m.
RED BUD, Ill. – State Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, is highlighting a package of legislation that will boost investment in businesses that invest in Illinois by prioritizing local jobs and keep taxpayer dollars in the state.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly, D-Chicago, is calling attention to reforms of the children’s mental health system in Illinois.