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. – To close a loophole in state law that has been exploited by tenants of the DuPage Airport Authority, allowing them to skip out on nearly $770,000 in overdue property tax payments, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, recently passed a new initiative to hold airport authority tenants accountable.
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.
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:
BATAVIA, Ill. – To help area residents protect themselves from identity theft, state Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, is partnering with KCT Credit Union to host a free community shred day.
CHICAGO, Ill. – State Rep. Karina Villa, D-West Chicago, recently joined Gov. J.B. Pritzker as he signed an executive order to ensure that everyone living in Illinois is counted in the upcoming census.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump deliberately terrorizing immigrant parents and their children as a negotiation tactic:
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.
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.
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.