Illinois House Democratic Caucus
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new law backed by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, will help tackle problems former service members face as a result of their time in the armed forces by creating a task force targeting health issues not addressed by the federal government.
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – To help ensure that private genetic test results are not used against consumers, state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, recently backed legislation that would forbid the disclosure of personal genetic information to insurance companies without consent from the individual.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – Outraged by a tragedy where 31 dogs died overnight during a kennel fire, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, helped pass legislation to further protect animals in pet care facilities.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Given his longstanding track record of fiercely advocating to rein in property taxes, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D–Grayslake, will serve as co-chair of the Illinois Property Tax Relief Commission to find comprehensive solutions to reduce the tax burden on middle class families.
CHICAGO – Legislation backed by state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, requiring all high school seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week.
ALTON, Ill. – Legislation passed by state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton that would require hospitals and other health care facilities to make efforts to have closed captioning on televisions activated to help individuals with hearing loss was signed into law last week.
GURNEE, Ill. – Residents are invited to join state Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, to discuss state and local issues at He Brews Coffee Shop located at 211 Sheridan Road in Winthrop Harbor from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new law backed by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, will modernize the search for missing persons and ensure law enforcement professionals have all the up-to-date tools and databases available to help locate missing persons.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, invites local residents to join her newly formed Women’s Issues Citizen Advisory Committee and attend the committee’s first meeting on Thursday, Sep. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Barrington Village Hall, located at 200 S. Hough St. in Barrington.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As a part of her continued efforts to pass gun safety reforms, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, recently supported legislation to aid in the investigations of highway shootings and to promote overall safety on local expressways by increasing the number of cameras on Cook County highways.
OTTAWA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is highlighting the new Open Illinois Checkbook Act that will increase transparency and accountability on Illinois’ finances, by asking the Illinois Comptroller’s Office to publish reports on where tax dollars go.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, is highlighting a new equal pay law that outlaws historically discriminatory hiring practices that have locked women in a cycle of unequal and unfair pay.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Survivors of sexual assault and stalking will now have additional privacy protections in court under a new law spearheaded by State Rep. Terra Costa Howard and signed into law today by Governor J.B. Pritzker.
ALTON, Ill. – As part of her ongoing work to ensure a strong local health care system, state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, toured the new Moeller Cancer Center at OSF St. Anthony’s Health Center and discussed the issues surrounding local health care and priorities of local care providers.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new law backed by state Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, will require the Department of Human Services (DHS) to create a database of mental health resources to combat school shootings and lower suicide rates among teens battling mental health problems.
AURORA, Ill. – In order to ensure that private genetic information is not used against consumers, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, supported a bill recently signed into law that prohibits the transfer of this private information to insurance providers.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A measure passed by state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, that will address the lack of federal railroad safety regulations by establishing a mandatory crew size for freight trains on Illinois railroads recently became law.
SPRINFGIELD, Ill. – A bill sponsored by state Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, that seeks to reduce homelessness throughout Illinois recently became law.