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 Continues Effort to Combat Gun Violence, Launches Petition to Pass Gun Reform

Kalish Continues Effort to Combat Gun Violence, Launches Petition to Pass Gun Reform

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.

Kalish Measure Protecting Survivors of Sexual Assault Signed into Law

Kalish Measure Protecting Survivors of Sexual Assault Signed into Law

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.

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.