Rep. Carol Ammons
State Representative Carol Ammons is serving her fourth term representing the 103rd District. Rep. Ammons is a career activist fighting for equality and justice. She is the first African-American woman elected to the 103rd District and is now the voice and advocate of her constituents in Champaign-Urbana. While in office, Representative Ammons has dedicated her time and energy toward helping her district and the state through public service.
Bridging the gap between grassroots activism and elected office, Rep Ammons is an experienced, independent Democrat who is effectively working for the citizens of Champaign-Urbana. She has a combined fifteen years of service in elected office, at the county, city, and state levels. Carol serves as Chairperson of the House Democratic Conference making her part of the Speaker’s leadership team. Additionally, Leader Ammons sits on the committee for Higher Education, Counties & Townships, Appropriations-Higher Education, Energy & Environment, Ethics & Elections, and the Committee for Economic Opportunity & Equity.
Leader Ammons remains a crucial policymaker within the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus has served as both secretary and treasurer, she previously served as Vice-Chair of the Illinois House Democratic Women’s Caucus, is the Co-Chair of the Illinois House Progressive Caucus, and is a member of the Asian American Caucus. Leader Ammons also sat on the Illinois State Supreme Court Commission for Pretrial Practice Reform and the subsequent implementation task force. Carol was awarded the 2019 National Shining Star Award from the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (N.O.B.E.L), she has a 100% rating with the Illinois Environmental Council, and lastly, Carol Ammons is both an EDGAR fellow (Institute of Government & Public Affairs, University of Illinois) and a BILLD fellow (The Council of State Governments, Midwestern Office).
As an activist turned lawmaker, Leader Ammons is laser-focused on cultivating the crucial relationship between community organizers and the state legislature. She knows that in order to achieve equality, lawmakers and activists must align their goals, policies, and actions.
Black Caucus Health Care Reform Measure Signed into Law, Marking Fourth Pillar of Agenda to Address Systemic Racism
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) is celebrating the signing of the Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act, a historic measure to address the systemic racial inequalities within the state’s health care system, into law by Gov....
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Members of Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) are offering support for the state’s Learning Renewal Guide, a set of recommendations to help local schools address learning loss by students due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CHICAGO — Members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) celebrated the signing of a new law to help combat racial inequities in education, provide better pathways to success for students and strengthen the state’s workforce.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the members of his House Democratic leadership team Thursday, including state Reps. Jehan Gordon-Booth, Robyn Gabel, Jaime M. Andrade, Jr., and Jay Hoffman.
Ammons to Honor University of Illinois Police Officers, Detective for Work in Murder Case of Yingying Zhang
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, will welcome Sergeant James Carter, Telecommunicator Kenny Costa and Detective Eric Stiverson of the University of Illinois Police Department to the state Capitol Wednesday to honor their exemplary work in the case of murdered university scholar Yingying Zhang.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, released the following statement after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget address on Wednesday:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, released the following statement after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s State of the State address on Wednesday:
CHICAGO – Legislators will demand answers and begin exploring legislative solutions to recent reports that wealthy parents are exploiting a legal loophole to dishonestly receive college financial aid intended for middle-class and low-income families.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A progressive reform championed by state Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, which eliminates current fees that inmates at both the Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice have to pay in order to receive potentially lifesaving medical care was signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, is highlighting her efforts to build a stronger Illinois and a stronger middle class by supporting policies that lower taxes, stabilize state finances, offer better paying jobs and keeping health care affordable during the spring legislative session.