Illinois House Democratic Caucus
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – To ensure students are ready for the new school year, state Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, is hosting a back to school fair on Aug. 14 at Irene King Elementary School from 9 a.m. to noon.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – In order to help protect victims of human trafficking, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, helped pass legislation that was recently signed into law that encourages businesses to post human trafficking awareness notices in their public bathrooms.
CHICAGO – To help build back a better recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and train the next generation of workers, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is encouraging local businesses and organizations to join the newly expanded Apprenticeship Illinois program.
AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Herandez, D-Aurora, is hosting her Senior Advisory Committee meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 5 p.m to 6 p.m. at the Aurora Public Library to share resources and discuss issues impacting elder residents in the community.
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is informing constituents about the extension of the driver’s licenses and state ID card renewal deadline offered by the Secretary of State.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – To help local residents access health care services, state Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, is highlighting tax credits for health insurance premiums available to individuals who received unemployment benefits this year.
CARPENTERSVILLE, Ill. – To ensure guardians ad litem are able to execute their duties to protect children who are victims of abuse, state Rep. Suzanne Ness, D-Crystal Lake, is asking Gov. J.B. Pritzker to sign her legislation waiving confidentiality for counseling.
CHICAGO – To uplift and support survivors of human trafficking and related crimes, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported a new law that will allow survivors to apply for and receive public benefits.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In order to help individuals dealing with severe mental illness and addiction, state Rep. Cyril Nichols, D-Chicago, helped pass legislation that creates a program providing stable housing for residents at-risk of overdosing or being unnecessarily institutionalized.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – As part of her efforts to provide useful services to her constituents, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, will be partnering with state Sen. Meg Loughran Cappel, D-Shorewood, to host the Illinois Secretary of State’s Mobile Driver Service Unit on Tuesday, Aug. 3.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – To ensure that law enforcement officers are taken care of in their retirement, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, passed legislation that was signed into law last week that will protect the retirement benefits of those in law enforcement.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have left many Illinois small businesses searching for financial support to remain open, and new legislation backed by state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, will help meet that need.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A measure to help attract qualified social workers to work on child welfare cases sponsored by state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is now law in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Hormonal contraceptives will soon be available without a doctor’s prescription in Illinois under a new law backed by state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of his commitment to supporting good government legislation, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, backed a new law that will make it easier for residents to find information regarding the total compensation of county elected officials.
Nichols-Backed Legislation Banning Police from Lying to Minors During Interrogations Signed into Law
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of his commitment to improving the way the criminal justice system interacts with communities, state Rep. Cyril Nichols, D-Chicago, backed legislation recently signed into law that bans police from lying to minors in order to extract a confession or information from them during an interrogation.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – To provide support to victims of violent crimes, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, supported legislation expanding the amount of information provided to sexual assault survivors regarding the recently-created online sexual assault evidence tracking system.
AURORA, Ill. – State Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, is hosting her 3rd annual Menstrual Hygiene Product Donation Drive from Monday, July 26 through Friday, Aug. 6 to collect products that will be donated to local residents in need.