Democrats Deliver

South Suburban News recently recognized Rep. Anthony DeLuca for his work to in the Legislature to increase government accountability and support local business development.

Rep. Anthony DeLuca Named One of South Suburban News’ Men of Excellence

April 28, 2023

State Representative Anthony DeLuca, Chairman of the House Cities & Villages Committee, is a strong voice for constituents living in the 80th District. DeLuca continues to push state government to be more transparent, while fighting for measures that will expand…

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Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson (at microphones) speaks with reporters after addressing the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield on Wednesday as Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch (forefront, second from left), state Senate President Don Harmon (behind Johnson) and other legislators applaud.Tina Sfondeles/Sun-Times

Mayor-Elect Johnson Pitches Unity to State Legislators in Springfield: ‘Our challenges are not that unique’

April 20, 2023

SPRINGFIELD — Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson on Wednesday told Illinois legislators Chicago has its needs — including funding for public schools, mental health clinics and public safety — but “there is more than enough for everybody.” Johnson’s ceremonial trip to Springfield,…

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Rep. Anne Stava-Murray, D-Naperville, speaks on the Illinois House floor Wednesday, March 22, 2023, in Springfield. Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois

March Madness in the General Assembly: Hundreds of Bills Pass House, Senate

March 25, 2023

The Illinois General Assembly, facing upcoming deadlines to advance bills to the next chamber, held several lengthy floor debates this week resulting in hundreds of bills passed in the House and Senate. As of Friday evening, 395 bills had passed…

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Illinois Lawmakers Sworn in for the 103rd General Assembly

Illinois Lawmakers Sworn in for the 103rd General Assembly

January 13, 2023

SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) – The 103rd General Assembly is officially underway as Illinois state lawmakers were sworn in Wednesday afternoon. Gov. JB Pritzker presided over the Senate inauguration and Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias led the House ceremony. The 2022 election…

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Democrats at every level are fighting to lower costs. Statehouse Democrats passed a balanced budget with $1.8 billion in tax breaks at the pump, at the grocery store and on property taxes for working families, while Republicans decried the relief as a “campaign tool” and voted against it.

Robin Kelly: Illinois Democrats Deliver While Illinois Republicans Point Fingers

May 30, 2022

Earlier this month, I joined President Joe Biden as he visited Illinois to announce new steps his administration is taking to support farmers and working families. Unfortunately, the Illinois Republican Party decided to greet the president with the same misleading…

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Pictured: TaQuoya (center) with volunteers at the Jesse Brown Veterans Food Pantry she helped to build in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, The Jesse Brown V.A., and Americorps.

Building Strong: Democrats for the Illinois House Welcome Former Chicago Radio News Anchor to Lead Comms Team

March 2, 2022

Chicago, Illinois– Just ahead of an election season, with new maps and adjusted timelines, the Democrats for the Illinois House are continuing to ramp up their team by adding former WVON News Anchor TaQuoya McConnico as their new Chief Communications…

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