Rep. Lakesia Collins
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.
CHICAGO – To bring awareness to unsafe sleep for infants, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting October as Infant Safe Sleep Awareness month.
CHICAGO – To ensure residents are prepared for a fire emergency, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is encouraging residents to take part in Fire Prevention Safety Week.
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 – To ensure residents are aware of all vaccine availability, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting the recommendation of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for high-risk populations to get a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster.
CHICAGO – To give students access to mental health resources, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting a new law she supported that requires educational institutions to provide suicide prevention information on student identification cards.
CHICAGO – To ensure eligible households stay connected to the internet, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) Program.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting September as National Preparedness Month and encourages residents to have emergency preparedness plans.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing her efforts to improve conditions for children in foster care, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, was recently appointed to sit on the Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare Task Force by Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To decrease the backlog of DNA samples needing testing and support victims of crime, state Rep. Lakesia Collins (D-Chicago) introduced legislation to create the Illinois Forensic Science Commission that was recently signed into law.
CHICAGO – To help local governments and property owners maintain abandoned properties, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, sponsored legislation to make it easier for local governments to acquire the title to vacant properties before they become eyesores for communities.