Latino Caucus Reforms to Protect, Lift Up Immigrant Community Await Governor’s Signature

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, state Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, and fellow members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus worked to advance a series of reforms this spring that will put in place additional state-level...

Crespo Passes Legislation to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Children will be better protected in school under legislation passed by state Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, working with a variety of advocates and administrators to give the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and school districts...

Crespo Backs Fair Tax Amendment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, issued the following statement after voting for the Fair Tax amendment, a first step toward a fairer tax system that would provide relief to 99.1% of middle-class families and seniors in his...

Crespo Passes Measure to Ease Property Tax Burden on Seniors

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Local seniors who qualify for cost-saving property tax exemptions would no longer have to reapply annually for relief under legislation passed by state Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates.  “Local seniors, many of whom live on a fixed income, are...