Illinois House Democratic Caucus
Welch Calls on Secretary of State’s Office to Testify before Executive Committee on Automatic Voter Registration Issue
CHICAGO – The following can be attributed to State Rep. Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch, chair of the House Executive Committee.
BATAVIA, Ill. – To commemorate the women’s suffrage movement and the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is sponsoring a new resolution to remember Illinois as the first state to ratify suffrage and the 72-year fight to achieve a woman’s right to vote in the United States.
CHICAGO – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Monday: “Senator Harmon is a very accomplished legislator, and I am confident we will have a strong working relationship.”
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, will be hosting a Small Business Advisory Committee to discuss issues directly impacting small business owners in her district on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bloomingdale Public Library, located at 101 Fairfield Way in Bloomingdale.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – As the 2020 Census approaches, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is encouraging individuals interested in working for the effort to attend a U.S. Census Bureau recruiting event scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Oakton Community College, located at 1600 E. Golf Rd. in Des Plaines.
GURNEE, Ill. – Preparing to return to Springfield for her second legislative session, state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, is reaffirming her commitment to addressing domestic violence.
SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. – State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, is introducing legislation which aims to address violence by creating a pilot program that will study the effect trauma centers have in communities disproportionately impacted with high levels of violence.
Reitz Voices Support for New Law Giving Law Enforcement, Prosecutors More Ability to Crack Down on Crime
RED BUD, Ill. – A new law supported by state Rep. Nathan Reitz, D-Steeleville, will combat sexual assault by giving law enforcement members the tools they need to catch criminals and keep Illinois communities safe.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg calls for the General Assembly to do a thorough investigation to inform changes to current regulations regarding isolation and time out rooms and also the use of physical restraint in with in our school buildings.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Middle and high school students taking part in sex education classes would learn about the consequences of sexting and what to do if they receive a sexually explicit image, or experience bullying or harassment as a result of sexting, under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook.
OTTAWA, Ill. – To help save lives through blood donations, state Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is helping to raise awareness of National Blood Donor Month across the country during the designated month of January.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To raise attention around the issue of human trafficking, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, is highlighting a new law he recently supported to crack down on human trafficking and enhance penalties for those who benefit from exploitation.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To strengthen efforts to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is sponsoring legislation urging the U.S. Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act.
ALTON, Ill. – To help bring the benefits of their offices to all parts of the district, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, and state Sen. Rachelle Crowe, D-Glen Carbon, will be hosting joint Satellite Office Hours on Jan. 22 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Hartford Village Hall.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is combatting the use of isolation rooms in Illinois schools, addressing high-profile reports of traumatic disciplinary practices in public schools with new legislation focused on safer forms of correcting student behavior.
CHICAGO – Cook County homeowners who receive the Senior Citizens Homestead Exemption this year will be able to keep that exemption through 2024 thanks to legislation sponsored by state Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, and signed into law Tuesday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. – Qualifying seniors in Cook County will receive much-needed property tax exemptions automatically this year rather than 2021 as a result of a new law championed by state Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, and signed into law today by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new law backed by state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is governing the growth and use of artificial intelligence in job interviews by requiring prior warning for applicants before their personal data is compiled by an A.I.-powered program.