Press Releases

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 Janowskipress@ildems.com 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:Press@Chicago2024.com 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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Democrats for the Illinois House and House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch kicked off Women’s History Month with a bang. Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi joined the group in Chicago for their first annual Women’s History Month event, Women in Power.

Speaker Emerita Pelosi Kicks Off Women’s History Month in Chicago

March 7, 2023

Westchester, IL – Democrats for the Illinois House and House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch kicked off Women’s History Month with a bang. Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi joined the group in Chicago for their first annual Women’s History Month event, Women…

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Democrats for the Illinois House will kick off Women’s History Month with a fundraising event celebrating women leaders in the House. In addition to Illinois leaders, the event designed to encourage, motivate and inspire women, will feature national trailblazer and history maker, Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi.

Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi to Join House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and Legislative Leaders in Illinois for Women in Power 

February 8, 2023

Westchester, IL – On March 3, 2023 Democrats for the Illinois House will kick off Women’s History Month with a fundraising event celebrating women leaders in the House. In addition to Illinois leaders, the event designed to encourage, motivate and…

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Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) Training Academy is seeking qualified candidates to fill their Program Director position.

Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership (IWIL) Training Academy Seeking Program Director

January 24, 2023

Democratic political consulting firm seeks outstanding candidate for the position of IWIL Training Academy Program Director. The Program Director will work with Co-Executive Directors to manage all programmatic and administrative needs of the organization. Organization Background: Illinois Women’s Institute for…

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After an election year where House members saw the most contested races in history, Democrats for the Illinois House and re-elected House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch have closed strong with 14 newly elected members and $1.7 million total.

After Securing Their Super Majority, House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch and House Democrats Close with $1.7 million

January 18, 2023

Westchester, IL – After an election year where House members saw the most contested races in history, Democrats for the Illinois House and re-elected House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch have closed strong with 14 newly elected members and $1.7 million…

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Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Illinois Becoming Ninth State to Enact an Assault Weapons Ban

January 12, 2023

Illinois has now become the ninth state across America to pass an assault weapons ban and take bold action to keep weapons of war off America’s streets. Today, President Biden commends the leadership of Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, House Speaker…

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