Rep. David A. Vella
290-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
4007 N Mulford Rd
Loves Park, IL 61111
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.
Vella Highlights Tax Relief for Families in Passed Budget Plan
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.
Vella Backs Bill Providing Low-Interest Loans to Small Businesses
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.
House and Senate Dems Highlight Pro-Law Enforcement Package
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.
Vella Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Illinois State Police, Pledges to Continue to Support Law Enforcement
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, is highlighting the 100th anniversary of the Illinois State Police (ISP) and the work that they do in conjunction with local law enforcement to keep communities across Illinois safe.
Vella-Supported Proposal would Reduce Eligible Seniors’ Vehicle Registrations to $10
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, wants to see vehicle registration costs reduced to $10 for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities.
Vella-Backed Plan would Reimburse Public School Teachers for Tuition Costs
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of efforts to address a teacher shortage and encourage Illinois students to pursue a career in elementary and secondary education, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, is backing the creation of a public school teacher reimbursement grant program.
Vella Visits Women-owned Businesses, Encourages Residents to Shop Local
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As part of efforts to recognize Women’s History Month, state Rep. Dave Vella, D-Rockford, is meeting with women entrepreneurs and encouraging residents to shop local and support women-owned businesses in the Rockford region.