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 Teacher Minimum Wage Increase Now Law

Kalish-Sponsored Teacher Minimum Wage Increase Now Law

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.

Kalish-Backed Reform to Protect Immigrant Tenants Now Law

Kalish-Backed Reform to Protect Immigrant Tenants Now Law

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.

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

Kalish Cracks Down on Human Trafficking

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.