Rep. LaToya Greenwood
Majority Conference Chairperson
(D-East St. Louis)
Director of Human Resources; former East St. Louis City Councilwoman; lifelong resident of East St. Louis; B.A. in Criminal Justice, Michigan State University; Master’s in Public Administration and Policy, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; 2018 Edgar Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Institute of Government and Public Affairs; mother to one son.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Upon the historic confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement:
Greenwood Passes Equitable Health Care Legislation, Bolsters Minority Representation in Professional Health Care Providers
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, recently passed House Bill 4645 to bolster minority representation in health care and combat disproportionate quality of care across underserved communities.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, passed legislation to prohibit the dangerous incineration of the synthetic substance, perfluoroalkyl, which has been shown to release excessive amounts of cancer-causing chemicals.
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Legislation that will give police and prosecutors more tools to catch criminals that are shooting at other vehicles on Illinois highways and roads was introduced in the Illinois House by Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, Majority Conference Chairperson, Assistant Majority Leader.
Greenwood Responds to Governor’s Veto, Emphasizes Continued Cooperation to Ensure Environmental Bill Becomes Law
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, issued the following statement Tuesday following Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s veto of House Bill 3190, a bill aimed at ending the environmentally-damaging practice of burning toxic chemicals known as PFAS (Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances):
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – New laws backed by state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, will make it easier for military members and their spouses to receive a professional license in Illinois as well as ensure that the POW/MIA flag is solemnly displayed in state parks.
Greenwood Bill to Increase Diversity and Employment Opportunities among State Agencies Signed into Law
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, which is designed to increase diversity and equity in the hiring practices of Illinois state agencies, has been signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois’ public universities and community colleges will no longer require applicants to submit their ACT or SAT scores under a new law introduced by state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, and signed recently by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – As Juneteenth receives overdue recognition on both the state and federal level, state Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, is encouraging residents to take a moment this weekend to reflect on the struggle for freedom that Black Americans endured and the challenges that remain today.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, D-East St. Louis, has been appointed House Democratic Conference Chair in recognition of her leadership, strong bipartisan relationships and track record of advancing legislation that uplifts women and disadvantaged communities.