Rep. Yehiel M. Kalish
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.
CHICAGO – In the wake of the tragic mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso, state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, is leading the fight to pass gun control legislation, launching a petition drive to build support for a series of gun law reforms including stronger background checks, fingerprinting for all gun owners and revoking firearm privileges from dangerous individuals.
CHICAGO – A reform spearheaded by state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, that helps victims of sexual assault to come forward with confidence by prohibiting law enforcement from arresting survivors that report their abuse for an outstanding warrant for a low level crime was recently signed into law.
CHICAGO – As part of his fight to lift up middle-class families, state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, is highlighting his support for a measure to create a new program to offer a property tax relief fund for homeowners in Illinois.
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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois residents with pre-existing conditions will be protected from health care cuts at the federal level under a bill backed by state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, preserving critical consumer protections.
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.
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.
SKOKIE, Ill. – In an effort to hear from residents directly, State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, is using his time away from Springfield to walk door-to-door in local communities and listen to the concerns of residents.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, is sponsoring a measure that would increase penalties for people who commit religion-based hate crimes against members of religious leadership and hate crimes committed in physical places of worship.