News and Updates from Democrats for the Illinois House

Happy Women's History Month! This year, Democrats for the Illinois House is highlighting an exceptional group of women in power who are making historic strides for equity and inclusion and opening doors for the next generation.

Women in Power: Honoring Women Leaders and History Makers in Illinois

March 1, 2024

Happy Women’s History Month! March invites us to celebrate and honor the profound impact women have had in shaping our society throughout history. This year,…

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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…

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Coalitions across the state are calling on the General Assembly to provide funding in the 2025 state budget to fund the 'Healthy School Meals for All' bill.

Illinois rallies for budget appropriation to enable healthy school meals for all

February 23, 2024

Springfield, IL — A statewide push to provide healthy school meals for all children across Illinois may soon become a reality. Coalitions across Illinois are…

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In 2023, we passed legislation that capped the cost of insulin and epi-pens. Now, Rep. Laura Faver Dias is working to do the same for another life-saving medication: inhalers.

Illinois lawmakers could cap monthly inhaler costs this spring

February 11, 2024

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) — A new plan in Springfield could cap the monthly out-of-pocket cost for inhalers. People struggling with asthma and other lung diseases could pay just…

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Working families deserve a break. That's why Leader Evans is pushing for a state Child Tax Credit. This $300 per child credit would also help address generational inequities in our black and brown communities.

Creating a State Child Tax Credit This Year is Exactly What Chicago’s Black Families Need

February 9, 2024

By Marcus Evans, Jr. These days, it is harder than ever to make ends meet for hardworking families in Chicago, particularly in our city’s Black…

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Early voting in Illinois’ 2024 primary election begins this week

February 9, 2024

An important milestone in the march toward the 2024 Illinois primary will occur this week, as early voting in that election will begin. The primary…

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Lisa Daniels, founder and executive director of the Darren B. Easterling Center for Restorative Practices, shares Wednesday how rehabilitation for juveniles would've helped her son, Darren, who was fatally shot in July 2012. Alexandra Kukulka/Daily Southtown

Rep. Anthony DeLuca, community leaders call for state legislature to mandate services for repeat juvenile gun offenders

February 2, 2024

Lisa Daniels, the founder and executive director of the Darren B. Easterling Center for Restorative Practices, said her youngest son, Darren, was fatally shot in…

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This year, our Black History Month theme is ‘Our Past, Our Present, Our Future' because the contributions of African-Americans have crafted our great nation and will continue to be vital as we move forward on the path to progress. Black history is American history. And while many states are taking drastic steps to erase it from their textbooks, here in Illinois, we embrace it. Throughout this month, we will be highlighting eight of Illinois' greatest achievements thanks to black leadership and ingenuity.

Our Past, Our Present, Our Future: Celebrating Black Leadership and Ingenuity in Illinois History

February 1, 2024

This year, our Black History Month theme is ‘Our Past, Our Present, Our Future’ because the contributions of African-Americans have crafted our great nation and…

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Rep. Nabeela Syed is continuing the fight against skyrocketing prescription drug costs. She has joined up with advocates and fellow state lawmakers to create a prescription drug affordability board.

Illinois could become ninth state with prescription drug affordability board

January 19, 2024

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) — State lawmakers and advocates believe prescription drugs don’t work if people can’t afford them. That’s why Sen. Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) and…

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Here are the dates you need to know for the March 19 primary election

January 19, 2024

When we vote, we win. So make sure you have a plan to vote on or before Tuesday, March 19.

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