Rep. Mary E. Flowers
251-E Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1130 FAX
2525 W. 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60652
(773) 471-1036 FAX
Full-time state legislator; attended Kennedy King Community College and University of Illinois-Chicago; married, has one daughter and one granddaughter.
Flowers Bill Would Raise Compensation for Wrongfully Convicted Illinoisans
CHICAGO – A bill introduced by Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Mary E. Flowers, D-Chicago, which recently advanced out of committee, would reform compensation for Illinoisans who are wrongfully convicted and then exonerated, as well as remove a great deal of uncertainty from the process.
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement in Response to Release of Police Body Camera Footage of Killing of Tyre Nichols
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In response to the release of police body camera footage showing the killing of Tyre Nichols at the hands of five Memphis officers, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) released the following statement:
Flowers Holding Joint Hearing to Address Reimbursement of Safety Net Hospitals
CHICAGO – State Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago, is holding a joint hearing of the Healthcare Availability and Accessibility Committee and the Appropriations-Human Services Committee on July 20 at 10 a.m. on the 6th floor of the Michael A. Bilandic Building at 160 North Lasalle in Chicago. It will be open to the public and accessible to view online at https://ilga.gov/houseaudvid.asp in Virtual Hearing Room 2.
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Celebrates Confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Upon the historic confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus released the following statement:
Flowers Tackles Root Causes of Violence with New Task Force Appointment
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – With her recent appointment to the newly created Public Safety and Violence Protection Task Force, state Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago, will help examine the root causes of violence and search for ways to reduce violence without furthering the cycle of incarceration.
Flowers Passes Landmark Legislation Making Biomarker Testing Accessible for Illinoisans
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Biomarker testing for Illinois residents will now become covered under insurance policies and managed care plans under a new law passed by state Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago.
Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Mary Flowers Celebrates Signing of Legislation Promoting Equity and Diversity in State Hiring
CHICAGO – Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago, the House Deputy Majority Leader, is pleased to see that important equity and diversity legislation she sponsored signed into law.
Secretary of State, National Historians to Address the House Statue and Monument Review Task Force
CHICAGO – Deputy Majority Leader state Rep. Mary Flowers, D-Chicago, welcomes Secretary of State Jesse White to address the House Statue and Monument Review Task Force hearing on Wednesday, June 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the Michael A. Bilandic Building, located at 160 N. LaSalle Street in Chicago. The meeting will be held in the sixth floor committee room.
Deputy Majority Leader Mary Flowers Announces New Special Task Force to Review Controversial Statues on State Grounds
CHICAGO – In an effort to ensure that statues and other ceremonial landmarks on state property reflect the values and morals of our constituencies, Deputy Majority Leader Mary Flowers, D-Chicago, will head a special task force to review these statues and will hold multiple public hearings in the coming weeks.
Black Caucus Health Care Reform Measure Signed into Law, Marking Fourth Pillar of Agenda to Address Systemic Racism
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) is celebrating the signing of the Illinois Health Care and Human Service Reform Act, a historic measure to address the systemic racial inequalities within the state’s health care system, into law by Gov....