Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II
270-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
1303 E 53rd St.
Chicago, IL 60615
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.
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:
Tarver-backed Bill to Limit Standardized Tests for Young Students Signed Into Law
CHICAGO, Ill – A bill co-sponsored by state Rep. Curtis Tarver II, D-Chicago, that will prevent state-funded standardized testing for students in pre-kindergarten through second grade was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
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:
Tarver Passes Bill to Support Business Enterprise Program
CHICAGO, Ill – To further encourage minorities, women and persons with disabilities in business, state Rep. Curtis Tarver, D-Chicago, passed a bill that clarifies and strengthens state compliance with the Business Enterprise Program (BEP).
Tarver Sponsors Legislation to Provide Civics Training for Juveniles Re-Entering Society
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to prepare adolescents for re-entrance into society and reduce rates of recidivism, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, is sponsoring legislation to provide civics education for inmates at the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
Tarver Advances Legislation to Eliminate Standardized Testing for Pre-School Enrollment, Enhance Opportunities for All Students
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to ensure academic success for all Chicago Public School (CPS) students, state Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, has advanced a measure that will prohibit CPS from requiring students entering pre-K to take a standardized test to be admitted to a selective enrollment school.
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....
Tarver Invites Community Members to Lakefront Cleanup Event, Learn about Lakeshore Erosion
CHICAGO – State Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, will be cleaning up Chicago’s lakeshore with community members on Saturday, April 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Anyone interested in joining Tarver in his efforts to keep Chicago green can stop by 6300 S. Lake Shore Dr. at the beginning of the event for instructions and tools to help with the cleanup.
Tarver Brings Redistricting Committee to South Side of Chicago to Hear Local Input
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.