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 – Local schools will get a boost in recruiting and retaining the best teachers under a new law backed by state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, which increases the minimum starting salary for Illinois teachers.
CHICAGO – Immigrant families will have additional tenant rights and protections from discriminatory landlords under a new law backed by state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, prohibiting landlords from threatening or discriminating against individuals because of their immigration status.
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 – Legislation backed by state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, which would make it easier for Cook County seniors to receive cost-saving exemptions awaits Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature.
CHICAGO – A proposal sponsored by state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, that fights wage discrimination by prohibiting employers from using unfair practices to force women and people of color into a lifetime of lower pay is now 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.
CHICAGO – Illinois’ immigrant families will be protected from the Trump administration’s intimidation and separation policies under a measure sponsored by state Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, which was recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, joined Gov. J.B. Pritzker and various elected officials at a press conference to announce the governor’s signing of an infrastructure investment plan earlier this week.
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.
CHICAGO – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, helped pass a bill to crack down on human trafficking in Illinois and provide new training to police to help detect and prevent exploitation of women and children.