Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch

(D-Hillside)
7th District
Rep Emanuel Chris Welch

 

Springfield Office:
300 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5350

District Office:
10055 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Suite E
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 450-1000
(708) 450-1104 FAX
Biography
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.
Black Caucus Health Care Reform Measure Signed into Law, Marking Fourth Pillar of Agenda to Address Systemic Racism

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....

Delivering On Promises: Speaker Welch’s First 100 Days

Delivering On Promises: Speaker Welch’s First 100 Days

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.

Speaker Welch Announces New Appointment to House Democratic Leadership Team

Illinois House Passes Bill to Create Elected Chicago School Board

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.

Speaker Welch Announces New Appointment to House Democratic Leadership Team

Welch Announces New Task Force to Review Statues on State Grounds

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.

Speaker Welch Announces New Appointment to House Democratic Leadership Team

Welch Hosting Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Event

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.