Press Releases

Rep. Rashid, US Senator Markey Honored by Public Citizen

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 National Press Club, where they also recognized U.S. Senator Ed…

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House Speaker to Host 3rd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

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 Hillside] for his 3rd Annual Juneteenth and Father’s Day Celebration. …

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Illinois Speaker Chris Welch Recommended by Proviso Township Democratic Organization to Serve as Committeeman 

April 19, 2024

Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch was unanimously recommended to serve as the new Proviso Township Committeeman in a meeting held Friday evening of the Executive Committee, replacing the late Karen Yarbrough. With the support of every local mayor, labor…

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DNC Chair Minyon Moore to Join House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Fellow Leaders for Women in Power 

February 27, 2024

This Friday, (March 1st) Democrats for the Illinois House will kick off Women’s History Month with a fundraising event celebrating some of Illinois’ most dynamic women in power. The annual Women’s History Month event hosted by Speaker Welch and House…

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Illinois Speaker to Host Annual Blue Christmas Toy Drive and Fundraiser on December 12

November 14, 2023

Get into the spirit of giving at House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch’s A Blue Christmas Toy Drive and Fundraiser where the House Leader will fundraise for Democrats across the state while also collecting new toys to support local families this holiday…

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It was announced that State Representative Dave Vella will be the Grand Marshall of the 2023 Labor Day Parade. The event hosts, RUL (Rockford United Labor) and the AFL-CIO, chose Representative Dave Vella to be the Grand Marshall of the Labor Day Parade because of his tireless efforts to help the working people of the State-line area throughout his tenure in office.

68th District State Representative Dave Vella Named as the Grand Marshall of the 2023 Rockford Labor Day Parade

September 9, 2023

It was announced that State Representative Dave Vella will be the Grand Marshall of the 2023 Labor Day Parade. The event hosts, RUL (Rockford United Labor) and the AFL-CIO, chose Representative Dave Vella to be the Grand Marshall of the…

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House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch to Host 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration

June 13, 2023

WESTCHESTER, Ill.– On Monday, June 19 from 2pm-6pm, House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch will welcome the community and local officials to Memorial Park [639 N. Wolf Road in Hillside] for his second Annual Juneteenth and Father’s Day Celebration. “I am…

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It’s time to celebrate PRIDE across Illinois. Join House Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch and House Democrats on June 1st at the Godfrey Hotel for a fundraiser to kick off PRIDE month and celebrate freedom, equality, and inclusion in Illinois.

Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch Kicks off Pride Month with a Celebration for All on June 1

May 31, 2023

Chicago, IL – It’s time to celebrate PRIDE across Illinois. Join House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and House Democrats on June 1st at the Godfrey Hotel for a fundraiser to kick off PRIDE month and celebrate freedom, equality, and inclusion…

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During the Spring session, Democrats passed legislation that: prohibits prescription price-gouging, caps the cost of insulin at $35 per month, cracks down on “crisis pregnancy centers” that use deceptive tactics, holds gun manufacturers accountable for reckless advertising, penalizes public institutions that ban books. And we'll keep delivering for the people of Illinois.

Illinois Democrats Deliver for Working Families during Spring Legislative Session

May 26, 2023

For Immediate ReleaseFriday, May 26, 2023 CONTACT:Allison [email protected] As the 2023 Spring Legislative Session comes to a close, progress-driven bills will head to Governor Pritzker’s desk Springfield, IL – In this year’s spring legislative session, Illinois Democrats have proudly led successful efforts…

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What Midwestern Leaders Are Saying About The Chicago 2024 DNC

April 13, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Thursday, April 13, 2023 CONTACT:[email protected] Chicago — Following the announcement that Chicago will be the host city for the 2024 Democratic National Convention, Midwestern leaders are speaking out about the decision and welcoming the convention to America’s heartland. …

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