Illinois House Democratic Caucus
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – To provide residents with secure options to dispose of old documents with personal information, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, and state Sen. Rachelle Crowe, D-Glen Carbon, are teaming up to host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at Granite City High School, located at 3101 Madison Ave. in Granite City.
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – As part of his continued commitment to protecting the environment, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, helped pass comprehensive, bipartisan legislation that sets the path for an 100 percent clean energy future in Illinois. ...
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As part of his support for law enforcement officers, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, voted to pass legislation that was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker that protects the rights of correctional officers who have sought mental health treatment to own firearms.
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – To increase access to vital mental health services, state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, sponsored a new law to expand insurance coverage for mental health services.
Today, I was honored to participate in the bill signing of the long-awaited clean energy package, a comprehensive nation-leading climate bill that will put Illinois communities and consumers first.
LaPointe Backs Energy and Environment Package, Highlights Efforts to Close Heavy Polluters and Protect Consumers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois confirmed its commitment to a clean energy future with the passage of Senate Bill 2408 that was signed Wednesday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker. This historic legislation includes numerous provisions to end Illinois’ reliance on fossil fuels and transition to 100% clean energy by 2050.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In order to ensure that elected officials are working in the best interests of their constituents, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, helped pass an ethics reform bill that cracks down on corrupt government practices and increases transparency and oversight of politicians and political insiders.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. – As part of her ongoing efforts to remain accessible to her constituents, state Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, is hosting her monthly ‘Coffee and Conversation’ event on Saturday, Sep. 25 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. via Zoom.
GURNEE, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, co-sponsored legislation recently signed into law to reduce authorization delays and denials of medically necessary procedures as part of her work to hold insurance companies accountable.
CHICAGO – Today, State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, filed HB 4146, the TExAS Act (The Expanding Abortion Services Act). The TExAS Act seeks to affirm the steps Illinois has taken to ensure that our state remains a place where the full range of reproductive health services are available and accessible to all people, including those forced to travel out of state from jurisdictions seeking to restrict access to abortion and other reproductive health care.
“With the Senate’s passage of this comprehensive energy proposal, the Illinois legislature has positioned our state as a national leader for clean energy policies,” said House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – To help keep local families in their homes, state Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, is highlighting the continued availability of rental assistance through the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS).
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois took a significant step toward a healthier future Thursday following passage of an energy plan supported by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, that will shutter dirty fossil fuel power plants, strengthen consumer protections and diversify our energy economy.
Slaughter-Backed Legislation Lowers Health Care Trust Fund Contributions for Chicago Transit Authority Employees
CHICAGO – To provide relief for Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) employees during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that will lower CTA employees’contributions to their Retiree Health Care Trust fund from 3% to 1%.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – To help mitigate the impact of poverty on unhoused women in Illinois, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, backed a new law that will require shelters that give housing assistance to women or youth to provide free menstrual hygiene products.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following session where the Illinois House of Representatives passed a Clean Energy reform package making Illinois a national leader in renewable energy, the Illinois House Democratic Women’s Caucus released the following statement.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. —State Rep. Kam Buckner released the following statement after new bills reforming Government Ethics and Clean Energy passed out of the General Assembly as the Illinois House of Representatives wrapped up its Session on Thursday.
CHICAGO – To assist local businesses as they continue to reopen and recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, is encouraging local business owners to apply for the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s (DCEO) Back to Business grant.