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...

Black Caucus Health Care Reform Measure Signed into Law, Marking Fourth Pillar of Agenda to Address Systemic Racism

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) is celebrating the signing of the Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act, a historic measure to address the systemic racial inequalities within the state’s health care system, into law by Gov....

Welch Announces Appointments to House Democratic Leadership Team

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the members of his House Democratic leadership team Thursday, including state Reps. Jehan Gordon-Booth, Robyn Gabel, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., and Jay Hoffman. “As we begin a new day in the House, I’m committed...

Response to the Governor’s Address

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Today in the House Chambers State Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr. (D – Chicago) joined his colleagues as Governor JB Pritzker delivered his 2020 budget address inside the House Chambers. In response to the robust message Evans issued the following...

Governor’s State of the State Address

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following Gov. Pritzker’s State of the State Address, state Rep. Marcus C. Evans Jr., D-Chicago, released the following statement: “The State of the State address reflected on some of the hard work and bipartisan progress that has been made over...

Rep. Evans Delivers in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – This legislative session, state Rep. Marcus Evans, D-Chicago, fought for a Fair Tax, new jobs in our community and reforms to an outdated criminal justice system.Evans backed a Fair Tax system for Illinois that would let the residents of Illinois...