CHICAGO – State Rep. Arthur Turner, D-Chicago, recently introduced legislation to provide much needed funding for violence prevention programs in Chicago and across the state.

“There are many factors that cause violence to increase,” Turner said. “However, we cannot overlook the fact that when we don’t invest in after-school, violence prevention and job programs it helps reduce violence by getting young people involved in the community. At a time when violence is increasing, Gov. Rauner has blocked attempts to fund these important programs.”

Turner recently introduced legislation with 27 of his colleagues to provide funding to community based organizations in their districts that have programs that can help reduce violence. House Bill 4008 would provide additional dollars to the 9th district to fund programs including violence preventing programs, job training programs, youth sports, library workshops and more.

“I am calling on Gov. Rauner and all of my colleagues to set aside political differences and do what is in the best interest of the people we serve,” Turner. “These political games are hurting our communities and they deserve better. I am committed to crafting a budget that invests in our schools, universities, infrastructure and more. We need a budget that will lift up our communities and state.”

For more information for this or other pieces of legislation Turner is working on, please contact his constituent service office at 312-277-4700 or

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9th District
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