Illinois House Democratic Caucus
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, is highlighting International Overdose Awareness Day, which falls on Saturday, Aug. 31 this year.
OTTAWA, Ill. – State Rep. Lance Yednock, D-Ottawa, is announcing his first ever Opioid Advisory Committee to bring together local advocates to offer solutions to the opioid crisis.
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).
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, recently brought the Brookfield Zoo Animal Ambassador program to the youth campers at the Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County summer camp.
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, D-Naperville, to expand the state’s suicide prevention efforts and implement a comprehensive suicide prevention strategy was signed into law on Friday.
SPRINFGIELD, Ill. – A bill sponsored by state Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, that seeks to reduce homelessness throughout Illinois recently became law.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A major package of stronger protections against sexual harassment and state ethics reforms championed by Speaker Michael J. Madigan and House Democrats is now law.
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.
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.
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.
DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, was recently recognized for her work to rebuild crumbling roads and bridges and to create a better economic future in Illinois by the Transportation for Illinois Coalition (TFIC).
BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – State Rep. Daniel Didech, D-Buffalo Grove, is continuing his fight for real property tax relief as a member of the newly created Illinois Property Tax Relief Task Force, which will work to address the rising property tax burden facing middle-class families and seniors.
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.
ALTON, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Monica Bristow, D-Alton, known as “Marlie’s Bill”
was signed into law on Wednesday, which requires insurance coverage for life-saving lung and heart
activity monitors for children.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island, is combatting outsourcing in the Quad City area by establishing a panel of experts and businesses leaders to craft new solutions to prevent job loss and keep businesses in Illinois.
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – In preparation for the upcoming school year, state Rep. Mary Edly-Allen, D-Libertyville, will co-host a Back to School Fair with the Foglia YMCA on Sunday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Foglia YMCA located at 1025 N. Old McHenry Rd. in Lake Zurich.