Collins-led Bill to Support Youth in Foster Care Signed Into Law

CHICAGO – To further support foster care youth across Illinois, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, introduced a measure to provide exit interviews to foster care youth when they leave a foster home. The bill was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker Friday....

Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Celebrates Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Upon the historic confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement: “Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson is one of the most impressive, qualified and fair-minded Supreme...

Collins Passes Bill to Aid Financially Insecure Students

CHICAGO – State Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, passed a bill that would allow the State Treasurer to make supplementary deposits into the seed funds of financially insecure students under the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program. “Higher education leads to...

Collins Urges Residents to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

CHICAGO – To encourage residents to shop small this holiday season, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting Small Business Saturday as an opportunity to support the businesses that serve the community. “Small businesses makeup the backbone of our...