Latino Caucus Highlights Economic Assistance for Families | Caucus Latino Pone Énfasis en Asistencia Económica para Familias

CHICAGO – Amid the announcement of a national emergency by the president and restaurant and bar on-site consumption closures by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus, is highlighting unemployment benefits and other economic assistance available to...

Latino Caucus Responds to Illegitimate Lawsuit Attempting to Erode Civil Rights of Immigrants

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in response to the illegitimate lawsuit by four county sheriffs who are defending the extrajudicial detention of immigrants that allows some of these interests to benefit from...

Ortiz Introduces Measure Pushing for ‘Medicaid for All’

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is laying the groundwork for a state health care for all program by introducing legislation to study the feasibility of creating a Medicaid buy-in program. Ortiz’s push for Medicaid for All  would allow Illinois...

Ortiz Cracks Down on Red Light Cameras

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In light of recent corruption scandals regarding red light cameras, state Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is championing legislation that would prohibit units of local government from relying on them as way to raise revenue. “It’s infuriating to know...