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LaPointe Backs Clean Energy Jobs Act

LaPointe Backs Clean Energy Jobs Act

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Maintaining her commitment to protecting the environment, state Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, D-Chicago, recently announced her support for the Clean Energy Jobs Act (CEJA).

Feigenholtz Appointed to Property Tax Relief Task Force

Feigenholtz Appointed to Property Tax Relief Task Force

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.  – In an effort to help provide real tax relief for Illinois homeowners, state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz, D-Chicago, was selected to serve on the newly created Property Tax Relief Task Force.  The bipartisan working group is charged with finding solutions to lowering property taxes across Illinois.

Yingling Holds Seminar To Help Protect Local Property Owners From Flooding Damage

Yingling Holds Seminar To Help Protect Local Property Owners From Flooding Damage

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to help property owners protect their homes from flooding, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, was joined by Avon Township Supervisor Terry Wilke in hosting a Flood Proofing Seminar to educate his constituents on how they can best prepare for flooding. The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission, who led the seminar, provided expert advice on the steps homeowners can take to reduce flood damage to their property.

D’Amico-Sponsored Equal Pay Measure Now Law

D’Amico-Sponsored Equal Pay Measure Now Law

CHICAGO – A reform sponsored by state Rep. John D’Amico, D-Chicago, that aims to close the wage gap by prohibiting employers from using unfair practices to force women and people of color into a lifetime of lower pay was recently signed into law.

Connor-Backed Equal Pay Measure Now Law

Connor-Backed Equal Pay Measure Now Law

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A new law backed by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, will crack down on discriminatory practices some businesses use to unfairly pay women less than men.

Ortiz Invites Local Families to Back to School Fair

Ortiz Invites Local Families to Back to School Fair

CHICAGO – State Rep. Aaron Ortiz, D-Chicago, is inviting local families to kick off a new school year with a variety of free services and resources at his ‘Back to School Bash’ on Tuesday, August 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Thomas Kelly College Prep, located at 4136 S. California Ave in Chicago.

Walsh Promoting Cell Phones Drive to Help Deployed Illinois Service Members Call Home

Walsh Promoting Cell Phones Drive to Help Deployed Illinois Service Members Call Home

JOLIET, Ill. – This week 400 Illinois National Guardsmen and women from the 1st battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment will begin their prepping for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. State Rep. Larry Walsh, D-Elwood, is urging local residents to help provide those solders with a free way to call home by donating gently-used mobile phones through Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. at his district office located at 121 Springfield Ave. in Joliet.