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.

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.

Villa Fights to Cut Taxes on Middle Class, Supports Fair Tax Plan

Villa Fights to Cut Taxes on Middle Class, Supports Fair Tax Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To ensure that the ultra-wealthy pay their fair share and to make the state tax system more fair for Illinois’ middle-class families, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, supported Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 1, the Fair Tax Amendment, and issued the following statement:

“Fix the FOID Act” Supported by Villa, Introduced in House

“Fix the FOID Act” Supported by Villa, Introduced in House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As families in Aurora, Illinois and the surrounding communities continue mourning the senseless loss of five lives during a February mass shooting at Henry Pratt Co., state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is working across the aisle to pass comprehensive gun licensing reform.