Rep. Collins Highlights Federal Student Debt Relief

CHICAGO — State Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is encouraging those with federal student loan debt to apply for one-time federal student loan debt relief. “Student loan debt significantly impacts a person’s ability to pay for rent, food or utilities, let alone build...

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...