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.
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.
Tarver Fights for Balanced Budget that Protects Essential Services and Creates Jobs
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:
Tarver Highlights Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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.
Tarver Calls for Equity in Mental Health Care Ahead Of Mental Health Day
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.
Tarver Highlights $220 Million in Additional Relief Funding for Local Businesses
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.
Tarver Highlights CTA Second Chance Employment Program
CHICAGO – State Rep. Curtis J. Tarver II, D-Chicago, is highlighting career opportunities with the Chicago Transit Authority through their Second Chance program for Chicago residents who face challenges re-entering the workforce.