Rep. Karina Villa
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s recent threats that he will withhold COVID-19 related economic relief from states that do not comply with his extreme anti-immigrant agenda:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he will suspend immigration into the U.S. due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
BATAVIA, Ill. – If someone is a victim of domestic violence, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is encouraging them to call the Domestic Violence Hotline to ensure they receive life-saving support during this unprecedented time.
BATAVIA, Ill. – Community members who want regular updates on available state resources for the COVID-19 pandemic can sign up for state Rep. Karina Villa’s e-newsletter. Villa, D-West Chicago, wants to ensure residents are up-to-date on the ever-growing pandemic.
CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement amid Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “stay at home” order, urging local families to contact their constituent service offices via phone or email in order to continue connecting them to resources, as well as to follow the recommendations of medical experts.
Latino Caucus Highlights Economic Assistance for Families | Caucus Latino Pone Énfasis en Asistencia Económica para Familias
CHICAGO – Amid the announcement of a national emergency by the president and restaurant and bar on-site consumption closures by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus, is highlighting unemployment benefits and other economic assistance available to working families:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To highlight National Social Work Month and her efforts to support social workers throughout the state, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, recently passed legislation to expedite the licensure process to help qualified social workers enter the workforce.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in response to the illegitimate lawsuit by four county sheriffs who are defending the extrajudicial detention of immigrants that allows some of these interests to benefit from lucrative contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE):
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To prevent age discrimination in the hiring process, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is supportive of legislation that would prohibit employers from asking an applicant’s college graduate date on their application or initial interview.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Students would no longer be compelled to submit scores from standardized college admissions tests like the SAT or ACT on college applications under new legislation sponsored by state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago.