Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch
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300 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
10055 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Westchester, IL 60154
(708) 450-1104 FAX
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.
Speaker Welch’s Statement on Dr. Ngozi Ezike’s Service to Illinois
“For the past two years, Dr. Ezike has dedicated herself to protecting the health and safety of all Illinoisans. She has been a calming and reassuring voice for our entire state as we navigated through a global health crisis. We owe Dr. Ezike our deepest gratitude for her continued commitment to keeping us all safe and I wish her luck in future endeavors.”
House to Reopen Public Gallery and Bring Back Clergy, Pages
SPRINGFIELD – Amid an ongoing decline of COVID-19 hospitalizations, House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced on Monday that the House Chamber is relaxing some of the mitigations that were necessary during the height of the pandemic. The gallery will be open to members of the public at 50% capacity and outside visitors, such as clergy and pages, will be allowed on the floor.
Illinois House Appoints Justice Michael McCuskey as Legislative Inspector General
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following the Democrat's commitment to ensure ethical oversight over the General Assembly, the Illinois House of Representatives took decisive action to appoint Michael McCuskey, a veteran judge of both federal district court and state circuit...
House to Resume Legislative Session In Person
Speaker Welch announced on Thursday that House members will return to Springfield for legislative session next week.
Speaker Welch’s Statement on Governor Pritzker Signing Senate Bill 1040
“This pandemic has highlighted the vital importance of equitable health care access for all.”
Speaker Welch’s Statement on Majority Leader Greg Harris’ Announcement
Greg Harris embodies public service and throughout his fifteen year career, he has been a passionate advocate for what’s fair and just.
Speaker Welch’s Statement on Historic Veto Session
“I want to congratulate everyone who had a hand in this incredibly successful and historical veto session.”
Speaker Welch’s Statement on the Repeal of the Parental Notification Act
“Repealing the Parental Notification Act has been a priority of mine for many years and I am incredibly proud to see it cross the finish line tonight…”
Speaker Welch Congratulates Leader Flowers on ACS Award
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch is recognizing deputy majority leader, State Representative Mary Flowers, for receiving the National Distinguished Advocacy Award from the American Cancer Society Action Network.
House Speaker Invites Chicago Sky to State Capitol to Recognize Historic Championship Win
House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch is pleased to welcome the WNBA Champion Chicago Sky basketball team to the House of Representatives on Tuesday October, 26.