Illinois House Democratic Caucus
SPRINGFIELD – In response to the recent deaths of state troopers near their parked emergency vehicles, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported a measure to protect emergency workers from reckless driving when they are engaged in roadside stops.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The 21st Century Employment Grant Program, to be created through a measure backed by state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, will bring community colleges, high schools, and employers together to prepare workers for high-wage jobs and expand the Illinois economy.
Villa Measure to Increase Mental Health Resources to College Students Passes Senate, Heads to Governor
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A measure sponsored by state Rep. Karina, D-West Chicago, that would expand access to mental health resources for students recently passed the Illinois Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to provide tax relief to working and middle-class families, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, backed an initiative to reform the state’s income tax rates that was signed by the governor this week.
DES PLAINES, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to bring resources into the community to benefit residents in the 55th District, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, announced he will be hosting another Community Shredding Day Event on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Juno Lighting Group, located at 1300 S. Wolf Rd. in Des Plaines.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Diane Pappas, D-Itasca, recently held a seminar to teach her community about the property value appeals process created to provide potential tax relief for taxpayers who need financial help.
CALUMET CITY, Ill. – State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, will be hosting a workshop with local legal professionals to provide residents information on power of attorney, a process in which a person grants authority over their legal and financial matters to a caretaker, on Saturday, June 22 from 11am until 2pm at the Steger-South Chicago Heights Library, located at 54 E. 31st Street in Steger.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In response to the February mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois that resulted in the tragic loss of five lives and injuries that responding police officers and civilians are still recovering from, state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, is working to pass bipartisan comprehensive gun licensing reform supported by the law enforcement community.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, led and championed numerous reforms this spring to improve equity and local schools in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of his commitment to building a stronger middle class, state Rep. John D’Amico is highlighting his support for a measure to create a property tax relief fund for homeowners in Illinois.
BATAVIA, Ill. – To meet with members of the local community and discuss important issues facing the 49th district, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is hosting several advisory committees over the summer months.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In the closing days of this year’s spring legislative session, state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, backed an effort to establish the Fair Tax income tax rates if Illinois voters support a constitutional referendum in the 2020 General Election to adopt a new income tax structure.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Human traffickers and those who benefit from exploitation will now face harsher penalties under legislation recently passed by state Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg.
Hurley Continues Support for First Responders, Individuals with Disabilities, and Fights for Property Tax Relief During Session
During the 2019 legislative session, state Rep. Fran Hurley, D-Chicago continued her work to support individuals with disabilities, passed legislation to provide property tax relief for senior homeowners and continued her commitment to support police, firefighters and other first responders through a variety of efforts.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, held a meet and greet at the Panera in Round Lake Beach on Saturday, June 8, to meet with constituents and listen to their concerns, ideas and questions about state and local government. With the spring legislative session wrapped up, Yingling wants to ensure that all residents have a clear understanding about what policies passed, as well as get their feedback on what additional changes they would like to see.
CREST HILL, Ill. – Seeking to enrich the lives of incarcerated individuals on their path of rehabilitation, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, teamed up with state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, to provide donated books from area residents to local correctional facility libraries.
SPRINGFIELD – In response to the tragic mass shooting in Aurora earlier this year, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, backed legislation that would update gun safety laws to provide law enforcement with tools to prevent guns from getting into the wrong hands and close loopholes in the Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) system that enabled the Aurora gunman to obtain a firearm.
EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. – On Wednesday, June 12, state Rep. Kelly Burke, D-Evergreen Park, will welcome representatives from the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Park Library to provide information to local residents about the educational opportunities available at the award-winning school.