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. – 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.
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 Measure to Increase Mental Health Resources to College Students Passes Senate, Heads to Governor
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A measure sponsored by state Rep. Karina, D-West Chicago, that would expand access to mental health resources for students recently passed the Illinois Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support.
BATAVIA, Ill. – To meet with members of the local community and discuss important issues facing the 49th district, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is hosting several advisory committees over the summer months.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following the adjournment of the Illinois General Assembly’s spring legislative session, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, issued the following statement:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As states like Alabama, Georgia and Missouri have passed the country’s most restrictive bans on reproductive health care, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, recently helped to pass the Reproductive Health Act out of the Illinois House.
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:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To hold businesses that prosper from human trafficking accountable to the fullest extent of the law, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is sponsoring new legislation to crack down on human trafficking and provide more time for survivors to come forward.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement urging for the passage of the Fair Tax Amendment: