Rep. Celina Villanueva

(D-Chicago)
21st District
Rep Celina Villanueva

Springfield Office:
260-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-7752

District Office:
6301 S. Archer Rd
Summit, IL 60501
(708) 552-5225
Biography
Full-time legislator; graduate, Kenwood Academy; B.A., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; former community organizer with Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights; long-time resident of Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood.
Latino Caucus Reforms to Protect, Lift Up Immigrant Community Await Governor’s Signature

Latino Caucus Reforms to Protect, Lift Up Immigrant Community Await Governor’s Signature

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, state Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, and fellow members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus worked to advance a series of reforms this spring that will put in place additional state-level protections to combat Donald Trump’s bigoted agenda and ensure Illinois supports and lifts up its immigrant community.

Latino Caucus Applauds Dr. Carmen Ayala’s Historic Appointment as Head of ISBE

Latino Caucus Applauds Dr. Carmen Ayala’s Historic Appointment as Head of ISBE

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus commends Governor J.B. Pritzker’s commitment to diversity in appointing Dr. Carmen Ayala as the superintendent of the Illinois State Board of Education, making her not only the first Latina, but the first person of color and a woman to serve as the permanent superintendent.

Latino Caucus Condemns Trump’s Fabricated Emergency at the Border, Calls on Congress to Act

Latino Caucus Condemns Trump’s Fabricated Emergency at the Border, Calls on Congress to Act

CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement condemning President Donald Trump for fabricating an emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border in order bypass Congress, hide his own failures and build a wall that an overwhelming majority of Americans oppose: