ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, is calling on dog lovers to come out for “Bark in the Park,” a free community gathering of local canine organizations that will include training demonstrations, pet safety tips and dog-related goods from local vendors.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In recognition of June being “National Adopt a Cat Month,” state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, will visit Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary today to meet with staff and learn about how the community can adopt or support animals at the sanctuary.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In advance of Memorial Day, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, will visit, celebrate and highlight local veteran organizations next week that dedicate their time to serve our local heroes.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – A pair of proposals passed by state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, aimed at developing incentives to recruit and retain quality officers have been signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Vella-Supported Plan Would Increase Child Care Opportunities for Third Shift Workers and Off-Hours First Responders
ROCKFORD, Ill. – A measure backed by state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, which is currently on the governor’s desk, would make the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) responsible for designing an off-hours child care program to meet the needs of first responders and other third shift workers.
Vella Supports Measure to Help Victims of Car Theft, Works to Ensure they Avoid Getting Hit with Fees
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Residents who have their vehicle stolen will no longer be on the hook for fines accrued by the thief under a proposal supported by state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As part of efforts to support families recovering from the pandemic and dealing with rising inflation, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, backed a state budget plan that provides direct relief to residents, suspends the grocery tax and freezes the gas tax.
Vella Passes Pro-Law Enforcement Package, Emphasizes Need to Recruit and Retain High-Quality Police Officers
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After listening to law enforcement on ways he could help them recruit and retain high-quality police officers, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, passed a plan Tuesday that invests in recruiting candidates, partners with higher education and updates officer benefits to make the position more attractive.
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As part of his efforts to support local businesses, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, is backing legislation that reestablishes the Small Business Emergency Loan Program, which provides low-interest loans of up to $50,000 to small businesses.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House and Senate Democrats announced a series of proposals Monday aimed at helping law enforcement – including mental health support, pay increases, retention incentives, retirement assistance, day care help and other benefits.