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That legislative push helped turn Illinois into a national leader in reproductive healthcare. It is also likely to soon make it a refuge for people in states as far away as Texas, who will face even less access to abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, as it is expected to do.

“People Woke Up and Realized This Is Real”: Blue State Are Readying for a Post-Roe World.

June 10, 2022

Kelly Cassidy saw this day coming. Some of her colleagues in the Illinois state general assembly thought she was being “hyperbolic,” she says — maybe…

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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…

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Democrats for the Illinois House Close Fundraising Quarter Strong

April 20, 2022

Democrats for the Illinois House are closing this quarter strong. In addition to over $12 million raised under the leadership of House Speaker Emanuel “Chris”…

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Democrats for the Illinois House and House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch Raise Over $1.3 Million to Keep Working for the People of Illinois

April 15, 2022

SPRINGFIELD, IL– Following a legislative session with a fourth consecutive balanced budget, funding for Illinois youth, and economic relief for Illinois families, House Democrats are…

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Gov. JB Pritzker and Democratic leaders spoke at Chicago's Gately Park Indoor Track on April 13, 2022.(Mike Miletich)

IL Democratic Leaders Highlight Youth Investment in FY23 Budget

April 14, 2022

SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined House and Senate Democratic leaders in Chicago Wednesday to celebrate budget investments in youth. They believe the $46.5…

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Illinois House Democrats Tackle Constituent Concerns from Economic Relief to Affordable Healthcare and Crime

April 12, 2022

From economic relief for families to crime and affordable healthcare, Democrats in the Illinois House are closing this legislative session with Illinoisans top of mind.…

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Democrats for the Illinois House Take a Stand for Women’s Reproductive Rights

April 1, 2022

Chicago, IL – In the final week of Women’s History Month, Democrats in the Illinois House took a stand for women across the state with…

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Gov. Pritzker’s Statement on the House Passage of SB2803

March 25, 2022

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is putting our fiscal house in order and paying off our debt. I applaud House Democrats for prioritizing legislation that will use…

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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…

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Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch, talking here with state Rep. Debbie Meyers-Martin, says minority rights must be protected when drawing the boundaries of legislative districts. | AP Photos

First Black Speaker of Illinois House Hints at Need for More Diversity in Legislative District Map

February 27, 2021

Illinois House Speaker Chris Welch gave his standard reply to a question about redistricting reform last week when queried at the Chicago Economic Club, saying…

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