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.
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.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, passed legislation in the House this week that aims to improve mental health treatment and access to treatment by creating a statewide advocate for behavioral health.
Kalish Joins Fight to Make Billionaires Pay their Fair Share, Provide Relief to Middle-Class Families
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, is joining the efforts of the Pritzker administration to enact a fair tax for Illinois, making the wealthy pay their fair share in order to stabilize state finances and provide tax relief to the middle class.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The first bill passed by state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, will ensure that residents have a greater say in decisions made in local schools.