Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II
Small business owner; plaintiff’s attorney practicing personal injury and civil rights law; former assistant to Mayor Richard M. Daley; former member Chicago Commission on Human Relations; member, DePaul USA Board of Trustees, Voices for Illinois Children and Big Shoulders Fund Chairman’s Advisory Council; Economic Club of Chicago; B.S., Iowa State University; J.D., University of Iowa College of Law; proud father of one daughter.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, is working to make local voices heard in Illinois’ redistricting process by bringing a public hearing of the House Redistricting Committee to Chicago’s Southside on Saturday, April 3 at 12 p.m. The hearing will be held virtually and in person at Compassion Baptist Church located at 2650 E. 95th St. in Chicago.
Tarver Named Vice-Chair of Judicial-Civil Committee and Redistricting Committee, Fighting to Make Illinois Equitable for All
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To ensure the judicial system stays fair and impartial, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, will serve as vice-chair of the Judicial-Civil Committee, as well as vice-chair of the Redistricting committee, which redraws the state and congressional district boundaries.
Tarver Encourages Community Stakeholders to View Energy and Environment Committee Hearing on Lakefront Erosion
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Curtis J. Tarver, II, D-Chicago, is inviting residents to tune into a live stream of the House Energy and Environment Committee on March 22 at 4:00 p.m. for a subject matter hearing on lakefront erosion, a serious issue that is displacing residents and businesses in Tarver’s district.
Tarver Announces Committee Assignments, Fighting to Protect Funding for Local Businesses and Reduce Impacts of Global Warming
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To ensure that the state has an appropriate revenue stream that aids all communities and helps small businesses thrive, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, will be serving as Vice-Chair of the Revenue and Finance Committee. He will also be serving on the Judiciary-Civil and Energy and Environment Committees to improve the justice system and ensure that all residents have access to clean air and water.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After Gov. JB Pritzker’s budget address, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, released the following statement:
Tarver Introduces Bill to Eliminate Standardized Testing for Pre-School Enrollment, Enhance Opportunities for Low-Income and Minority Students
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To ensure academic success for all Chicago Public School (CPS) students, especially those of a low-income or minority status, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, has introduced a new measure that will prohibit CPS from requiring students entering pre-K to take a standardized test to be admitted to a selective enrollment school.
Tarver Begins New Term, Continues Fight against Police Brutality and Other Issues Plaguing Black Community
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following a lame duck session that highlighted the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ agenda to end police brutality and provide resources to the black community, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, was sworn into a new term where he will continue his fight for equality for minority communities. He issued the following statement at the beginning of the 102nd General Assembly:
CHICAGO – For Domestic Violence Awareness Month this October, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, is highlighting resources available for people experiencing domestic violence.
CHICAGO – Leading into World Mental Health Day on October 10, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, is bringing attention to the disparities in mental health care services for African Americans.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, is highlighting additional funding for businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the reopening of applications for the Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program.