Illinois House Democratic Caucus
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As part of his efforts to provide important resources to his district, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, joined The Workforce Connection and other community groups in hosting a Hiring Event. At the event, local jobseekers were able to meet and interview with representatives from dozens of hiring businesses. In addition, attendees were able to access the many services The Workforce Connection provides to jobseekers.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Joyce Mason, D-Gurnee, was recently appointed the Domestic Violence Task Force, a newly created task force designed to look for solutions to put an end to domestic violence in Illinois.
CHICAGO, Ill – State Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, is hosting a Housing Fair to combat housing instability in the Chicagoland area. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Association House of Chicago, located at 1116 North Kedzie Avenue. Representative Ramirez and Senator Aquino will make remarks to attendees and media at 10:15.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – Following the recent passage of the Humane Pet Store, state Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, wants to bring attention to Adopt a Shelter Dog Awareness Month.
“I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing of an Illinois hero yesterday. State Trooper Gerald Mason lived a dedicated life of service and I want to extend my condolences and prayers to his family, as well as the Illinois State Police and the broader law enforcement community, as we grieve this heartbreaking loss.”
AURORA, Ill. – In recognition for her efforts to curb violence in our community, state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora, was recently appointed by Speaker of the House Emanuel “Chris” Welch to a bipartisan Public Safety and Violence Prevention Task Force.
House Redistricting Committee to Hold Public Hearings on Congressional and Judicial Subcircuit Boundaries
SPRINGFIELD – The House Redistricting Committee will hold a series of public hearings to gather public input as the General Assembly begins the process of creating new congressional and judicial subcircuit boundaries.
Vella Works to Bring Jobs to the Rockford Area, Introduces Legislation Incentivizing Electric Vehicle Manufacturing
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As part of his efforts to support the economic growth of his district, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, introduced legislation earlier this week that provides tax incentives for auto producers that make electric vehicles.
BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – As COVID-19 continues to have a presence in our communities, state Rep. Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, D-Bolingbrook, wants to inform the at high-risk populations about the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) latest approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine.
CHICAGO – To address longstanding racial disparities facing children and families under the care of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and increase the legislature’s oversight of the department, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, recently supported legislation that requires DCFS to submit an annual report on the state of it to the legislature.
AURORA, Ill. – Thousands of Illinoisans recovering from substance abuse disorders will receive critical assistance because of recent work by state Rep. Barbara Hernandez, D-Aurora.
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – To ensure that residents have the financial resources they need to get through the winter months, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, is encouraging residents to take advantage of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) programs, which can provide aid to residents for a variety of household expenses.
GLEN CARBON, Ill. – To protect senior citizens from identity fraud and scams, Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, recently partnered with the Attorney General’s Office to host a Senior Fraud Seminar at the Glen Carbon Senior Center.
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. – To address the root causes of violence across the state and strengthen public safety, state Rep. Maura Hirschauer, D-Batavia, has been appointed to the Public Safety and Violence Prevention Task Force.
CHICAGO – As the weather begins to cool down, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting opportunities for assistance for low-income residents to heat their home this fall and winter.
CHICAGO – Focused on the need to create comprehensive, long-term solutions to address the root causes of violence, state Representatives La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) and Frances Hurley (D-Chicago) will co-chair a new Public Safety & Violence Prevention Task Force that will bring together local officials, community advocates, law enforcement, public defenders and bipartisan representatives from across the state to address this dire emergency.
NAPERVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Janet Yang Rohr, D-Naperville, is hosting a blood drive on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Versiti Blood Center at Market Meadows, located at 1297 S. Naper Blvd. in Naperville.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To assist students in understanding options regarding financing their higher education, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will host a free FAFSA Workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 6:00 p.m. at Collinsville High School in partnership with the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).