Speaker Welch to Visit New York State Assembly Next Week

CHICAGO – At the invitation of New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch will travel to Albany to visit the State Assembly on Tuesday, May 24.    “I truly enjoyed welcoming Speaker Heastie to the Illinois State Capitol earlier this...

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...

Speaker Welch’s Statement on Madigan Indictment

“As Chair of the Special Investigating Committee, I made it clear that this matter needed to be handled in a court of law, completely separate from the legislature. As is evident by this federal indictment, the full weight of the justice system was needed to ensure...