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IL House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch Brings Back Pride Month Celebration June 27th

By Democrats for the Illinois House | June 18, 2024

CHICAGO, June 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — It’s time to celebrate PRIDE across Illinois. Join House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch in celebrating Pride Month and Illinois’ efforts to protect LGBTQ+ rights with a fundraiser on Thursday, June…

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You’re invited! 💌 Join House Dems and Speaker Welch this summer to celebrate Juneteenth, Pride, and more.

By Democrats for the Illinois House | June 14, 2024

You can support our members at these upcoming events!

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Rep. Rashid, US Senator Markey Honored by Public Citizen

By Democrats for the Illinois House | June 14, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Public Citizen, a renowned nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, recognized State Representative Abdelnasser Rashid (D-Bridgeview) with the prestigious Democracy Champion award. The award was presented at their gala at the…

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House Speaker to Host 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

By Democrats for the Illinois House | June 11, 2024

WESTCHESTER, Ill.– On Wednesday, June 19 from 1 pm to 5 pm, House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch will welcome the community and local officials to Memorial Park [639 N. Wolf Road in…

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Illinois House passes bill protecting local libraries from rising threats

By Democrats for the Illinois House | June 7, 2024

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — Illinois lawmakers hope they can pass a plan in the final days of session to improve security at libraries due to the recent rise of violent…

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Illinois medical debt may soon be excluded from your credit score

By Democrats for the Illinois House | June 5, 2024

SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) – Medical debt accrued in Illinois may soon be left off people’s credit scores. The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill Thursday with broad bipartisan support banning credit reporting agencies…

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Alzheimer’s treatment insurance coverage plan unanimously passes out of Illinois House

By Democrats for the Illinois House | June 2, 2024

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — A plan heading to Gov. JB Pritzker’s desk would improve access to Alzheimer’s treatment in Illinois. The bill requires the State Employees Group Insurance Program to cover medically…

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A child tax credit, an Early Childhood Department, and more money for K-12 schools: Illinois lawmakers pass 2025 budget

By Democrats for the Illinois House | May 31, 2024

The Illinois House passed a $53.1 billion budget with increases for early childhood education, K-12 public schools, and the state’s literacy plan early Wednesday morning by a vote of 65-45.…

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Republican lawmakers react with fury to Trump verdict and rally to his defense

By Democrats for the Illinois House | May 31, 2024

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers reacted with immediate fury on Thursday as a New York jury convicted former President Donald Trump on 34 counts of falsifying business records to influence the 2016…

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Bill expanding infertility coverage heads to Gov. Pritzker’s desk

By Democrats for the Illinois House | May 18, 2024

SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) – A bill expanding infertility coverage, including in vitro fertilization, is heading to Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker’s desk. The state House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday expanding coverage. It…

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