Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish

(D-Skokie)
16th District
Rep Yehiel M. Kalish
Springfield Office:
242-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-1252
District Office:
4508 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 673-1131
Biography
Business owner; B.A. Hebrew Theological College, MPA Walden University, Certificate of Executive Leadership Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government; ordained rabbi from the Hebrew Theological College in Skokie; first rabbi to take office in the Illinois Legislature; background in political advocacy, business management, and community service; honored by Shaarei Tzedek Mishkan Yair, the Hebrew Theological College, Achiezer, Agudath Israel of America, and the Cincinnati Hebrew Day School for service to community; lives in Chicago with his wife and six children.
Kalish Sponsored Gun Reform Bill Aims to Close Loopholes Exploited by Aurora Shooter

Kalish Sponsored Gun Reform Bill Aims to Close Loopholes Exploited by Aurora Shooter

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In response to the February mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois that resulted in the tragic loss of five lives and injuries that responding police officers and civilians are still recovering from, state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, is working to pass bipartisan comprehensive gun licensing reform supported by the law enforcement community.

Kalish Champions Progressive Reforms in First Session

Kalish Champions Progressive Reforms in First Session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, worked to enact a fair tax and provide relief for middle class families, demand equal pay for women, and ensure access to quality health care during the spring legislative session.

Kalish Helps Fair Tax Pass Key House Committee

Kalish Helps Fair Tax Pass Key House Committee

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, advanced a Fair Tax system for Illinois, passing a constitutional amendment out of a top House finance committee allowing for 97% of taxpayers to receive relief while requiring the wealthy to pay their fair share.

Kalish Bill that Gives Victims Chance to Come Forward Passes House

Kalish Bill that Gives Victims Chance to Come Forward Passes House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, recently passed legislation that would allow for more victims of sexual assault and other forceful felonies to come forward with confidence knowing that their traumatic experience will be prioritized over any past minor offenses that they may have been associated with.