Rep. Lakesia Collins
288-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
2165 S. Millard Avenue
Chicago, IL 60623
Born in 1985; graduated from Proviso East High School; served as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) in nursing homes; served as a labor advocate for working families, organizer for nursing home workers, and Fight for 15 spokesperson for healthcare workers; former executive board member for SEIU Healthcare Illinois; founded Future Fighters organization for worker rights; received the Florence Criley Award from the Chicago chapter of the Coalition of Labor Women (CLW) in 2019; mother of three boys.
Collins Named Chair of Health Care Availability and Accessibility Committee, Commits to Expanding Medical Access to All Illinoisans
CHICAGO – State Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, will prioritize equitable and affordable medical care as the next chair of the House Health Care Availability and Accessibility Committee.
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement in Response to Release of Police Body Camera Footage of Killing of Tyre Nichols
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In response to the release of police body camera footage showing the killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five Memphis officers, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) released the following statement:
Rep. Collins Highlights Federal Student Debt Relief
CHICAGO — State Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is encouraging those with federal student loan debt to apply for one-time federal student loan debt relief.
Collins-led Bill to Support Youth in Foster Care Signed Into Law
CHICAGO – To further support foster care youth across Illinois, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, introduced a measure to provide exit interviews to foster care youth when they leave a foster home. The bill was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker Friday.
Collins Bills to Crack Down on Lead Poisoning, Cut Property Tax Red Tape, Protect Workers Rights, All Signed Into Law
CHICAGO – On Friday, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, had numerous bills signed into law by Gov. Pritzker, including measures to crack down on lead poisoning, cut red tape surrounding property taxes for property held by the Cook County Land Bank Authority and secure workers’ rights to time off and meal breaks.
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Celebrates Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Upon the historic confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement:
Collins Passes Bill to Aid Financially Insecure Students
CHICAGO – State Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, passed a bill that would allow the State Treasurer to make supplementary deposits into the seed funds of financially insecure students under the Illinois Higher Education Savings Program.
Collins Introduces Legislation to Raise the Age of Foster Care Youth to 23
CHICAGO – To help ensure foster youth have access to resources as they transition out of foster care, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, introduced legislation to raise the age of those eligible for child welfare services to 23.
Collins Urges Residents to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday
CHICAGO – To encourage residents to shop small this holiday season, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting Small Business Saturday as an opportunity to support the businesses that serve the community.
Collins Calls Attention to American Diabetes Month, Highlights Legislation to Bring Down Cost of Insulin
CHICAGO – To bring attention to the diabetes epidemic, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is recognizing American Diabetes Month and highlighting legislation to bring down the price of insulin