Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch
Attorney; B.A., Northwestern University; J.D., John Marshall Law School; former member and president, Proviso Township High Schools District 209 Board of Education; partner, Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman, LLP; married, has two children.
HB 1092 will close loopholes and educate both law enforcement and the public on the FRO.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch today announced Representative Frances Ann Hurley as the new whip of the Democratic Moderate Caucus (Mod Caucus), a relatively new caucus of like-minded members who advocate for a balanced, steady approach to lawmaking.
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. – Today marks 100 days since House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch was sworn in to serve as Illinois’ first Black Speaker of the House. In just under four months, Speaker Welch has worked tirelessly to ensure his promises to address our state’s toughest issues are being kept.
“Today, after 11 months, we have finally received a verdict that suggests we may have some common sense of justice.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Today, the Illinois House of Representatives passed HB 2908, a bill to create a 21-member elected school board for the City of Chicago. Led by Rep. Delia Ramirez, this legislation is the product of years of collaboration between legislators, local officials, advocates, parents, teachers, and students.
“What happened to Adam Toledo is a tragedy that should never have happened…
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to ensure that statues and other ceremonial landmarks on state property reflect the values and morals of our state, Speaker of the House Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the creation of a new special task force to conduct a review of monuments on state property and proposals for new monuments or statues.
WESTCHESTER, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas are teaming up to host a virtual informational seminar on the “Black Houses Matter” initiative on Monday, April 5 at 1 p.m. The event will be live streamed at www.Facebook.com/RepChrisWelch.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch is hosting a mass vaccination event with Walgreens on Friday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Proviso West High School to help West Suburban residents get their COVID-19 vaccinations. Residents must register for an appointment in advance; walk-ins cannot be accepted.