Rep. Karina Villa

(D-West Chicago)
49th District
Rep Karina Villa

Springfield Office:
242A-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1653

District Office:
106 W. Wilson St.
Ste. 13
Batavia, IL  60510
(630) 326-9319

Biography
Full-time legislator; born and raised in West Chicago; child of immigrant parents and local small business owners; MSW, Aurora University; former school social worker; member of Illinois Education Association; former vice president of West Chicago District 33 Board of Education.

Villa Invites Local Residents to Fair Tax Town Hall

Villa Invites Local Residents to Fair Tax Town Hall

ST. CHARLES, Ill. – To discuss the impact the Fair Tax reforms would have on local families, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is partnering with Ralph Martire, Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, to host a Fair Tax Town Hall.

Latino Caucus Responds to SCOTUS Decision on Census Citizenship Question

Latino Caucus Responds to SCOTUS Decision on Census Citizenship Question

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement urging Congress to hold additional hearings on the politically motivated citizenship question for the 2020 Census, as the Supreme Court’s decision leaves open the possibility for the Trump Administration to find another way to justify it:

Villa Hosts Community Discussion on Opioid Crisis with Local Leaders

Villa Hosts Community Discussion on Opioid Crisis with Local Leaders

ST. CHARLES, Ill. – To bring local leaders and elected officials together to discuss the opioid epidemic and its impact on Kane County and other surrounding communities, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, recently partnered with Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain to host a community discussion on the opioid crisis.

Villa Measure to Make Women’s Health Care a Fundamental Right Signed by Pritzker

Villa Measure to Make Women’s Health Care a Fundamental Right Signed by Pritzker

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – While states across the country continue passing unprecedented restrictions on access to reproductive health care, Illinois has taken a step in the opposite direction as Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Reproductive Health Act, a measure backed by state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, to ensure that women’s health care is protected under Illinois law.

Latino Caucus Reforms to Protect, Lift Up Immigrant Community Await Governor’s Signature

Latino Caucus Reforms to Protect, Lift Up Immigrant Community Await Governor’s Signature

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, D-Cicero, state Rep. Celina Villanueva, D-Chicago, and fellow members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus worked to advance a series of reforms this spring that will put in place additional state-level protections to combat Donald Trump’s bigoted agenda and ensure Illinois supports and lifts up its immigrant community.

Villa Legislation Banning Sale of Animal-Tested Products Advances to Governor

Villa Legislation Banning Sale of Animal-Tested Products Advances to Governor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To promote the humane treatment of animals, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is sponsoring legislation that will ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in Illinois. Villa’s measure received strong bipartisan support in the Illinois House and Senate, and now heads to Gov. J.B. Pritzker to be signed into law.