Welch Spearheads Proposal to Crack Down on Predatory Loans

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to protect consumers from predatory loans that target low-income communities, State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, has introduced legislation that puts restrictions on extreme auto loan title lending practices. “The predatory...

Welch Statement on Budget Address

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, issued the following statement after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget address: “For four years our state suffered under the failed leadership of Bruce Rauner. Social services were slashed, state higher...

Welch: Fair Wage a Victory for Working Families

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Chicago, issued the following statement after the passage of legislating creating a fair wage in Illinois, Senate Bill 1, passed the General Assembly: “Last November, the people of Illinois rejected the corporate...