Illinois House Democratic Caucus
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is encouraging all Illinois parents of children ages 0-5 to sign up for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality, age-appropriate books to children from birth to age five, regardless of the family’s income.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – State Rep. Sharon Chung, D-Bloomington, received an award from the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) for her work spearheading legislation to support high-quality physical and artistic elementary education.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To honor the sacrifices made by the countless men and women from Illinois who served in World War II, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, recently helped to pass legislation that creates new exemptions for these special veterans and their spouses.
PLAINFIELD, Ill. — Following the passage of a bipartisan bill to create jobs and expand Illinois’ clean energy production by paving the way for small, modern nuclear projects, state Rep. Harry Benton, D-Plainfield, is advocating for the bill to become law.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – State Rep. Sharon Chung, D-Bloomington, is celebrating local small businesses being recognized for their excellence.
PALOS HEIGHTS, Ill. – State Rep. Mary Gill, D-Chicago, is encouraging residents to check out Community High School District (CHSD) 218’s High 5 Heights, a new store in Palos Heights which expands and enhances the district’s Adult Transition Program for individuals with special needs.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, honored the sacrifices of Illinois’ Gold Star families, offering opening remarks at a holiday ceremony highlighting the contributions of these special families.
Ford, Illinois Association of Black Real Estate Professionals to Host Property Tax Appeal Forum and Fair Dec. 9
CHICAGO – To help residents better understand their property taxes and how to appeal, state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, is teaming up with the Illinois Association of Black Real Estate Professionals and Cook County Commissioner Larry Rogers, Jr. for a property tax appeal forum and fair Saturday, Dec. 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Chicago Public Library’s Austin Branch, located at 5615 W. Race Ave. in Chicago.
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is applauding improvements to the western trail at Scovill Park funded by $200,000 in grants from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR).
Buckner Introduces Collegiate Student-Athletes Bill of Rights and Improved Hazing Protection Measures
CHICAGO – State Rep. Kam Buckner, D-Chicago, continues to lead the charge for student athletes’ rights in Illinois, as today he introduced two measures: the Student Athletes Bill of Rights and first-of-its-kind anti-hazing legislation.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, is working to save lives and protect children from fentanyl by introducing bipartisan legislation to teach more students about the dangers of the drug.
CHICAGO – Continuing his commitment to supporting minority-owned businesses in his community, state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, is touting new “Building Blocks of Success” workshops presented by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for new and existing Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs) throughout December.
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — State Rep. Mary Beth Canty, D- Arlington Heights, is working for middle-class tax relief by backing legislation creating a new state tax credit that would provide significant tax relief for Illinois families with children or other dependents.
GRANITE CITY, Ill. – State Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, released the following statement Thursday after the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) issued a subpoena to U.S. Steel to investigate its compliance with the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act regarding layoffs at the Granite City Works.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – With the holiday season here, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is highlighting an opportunity for residents to give back to veterans residing at the state veterans’ homes by writing appreciation letters.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. — State Rep. Rita Mayfield, D-Waukegan, is promoting awareness of an upcoming series of workshops entitled “Building Blocks of Success” being offered by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) focused on helping new and existing Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). Workshops are currently scheduled between Dec. 5 and Dec. 21.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is promoting awareness of an upcoming series of workshops entitled “Building Blocks of Success” being offered by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) focused on helping new and existing Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs). Workshops are currently scheduled between Dec. 5 and Dec. 21.
CHICAGO – State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, will provide an update to veterans on his efforts to legalize psychedelic therapy at a town hall discussion scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the American Legion Dorman-Dunn Post 547 at 2129 W. Cermak Rd. in Chicago.