News and Updates from Democrats for the Illinois House

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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A LionC electric school bus in the process of being assembled in the Lion Electric plant in Channahon on June 5, 2023. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune)

John Atkinson and Dan Seals: The naysayers have it wrong. Illinois is the place to be for businesses.

January 14, 2024

The makers of Pringles and Pop-Tarts, a leading maker of electric vehicle batteries, the first cultivated meat company to receive federal approval, an all-electric truck…

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What a Permanent Child Tax Credit Could Mean for Families in Illinois

January 13, 2024

Advocates and lawmakers are calling for a permanent child tax credit to help lessen the economic burden on struggling families. The expansion of the child…

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In this op-ed, Illinois’ youngest latino state representative, Edgar Gonzalez Jr., discusses why he thinks young people should run for office.

Running for Office As a Young Person Means Dealing With Ageism. I Did It Anyway.

January 11, 2024

In this op-ed, Illinois’ youngest latino state representative, Edgar Gonzalez Jr., discusses why he thinks young people should run for office. This piece is being…

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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…

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Democrats Win Key Victories for Reproductive Freedom in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia After Huge Turnout at the Polls

Democrats Win Key Victories for Reproductive Freedom in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia After Huge Turnout at the Polls

November 9, 2023

What we are seeing in Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia isn’t a passing trend. This week, we witnessed the power of showing up to the polls…

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tate Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17th) (left) and State Sen. Mary Edly-Allen (D-31st) (right) outside the East Wing of the White House before an executive order signing session on artificial intelligence they attended Monday, Oct. 30.

State Rep. Gong-Gershowitz Attends Biden Executive Order Signing On Artificial Intelligence

November 3, 2023

State Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D-17th) of Glenview sat in the front row of a signing ceremony for President Joe Biden’s executive order on artificial intelligence…

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A group of people standing together in front of a brown wall

MWRD Commissioner Precious Brady-Davis honors former Illinois House Majority Leader Greg Harris at breakfast reception

October 29, 2023

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) of Greater Chicago Commissioner Precious Brady-Davis honored former Democratic Illinois House Majority Leader Rep. Greg Harris at a breakfast reception…

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Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, testifies before the Executive Committee on his legislation to allow legislative staff to unionize, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/John O’Connor)

Illinois House approves staff unionization, GOP questions whether it’s necessary

October 26, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The speaker of the Illinois House on Wednesday won approval for allowing legislative staff to organize for collective bargaining, overcoming Republican objections about…

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Illinois House Democrats wait for Republicans to return from a caucus called immediately as they came back in for the last day of session on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. on May 31, 2021. Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via Associated Press

The Illinois Legislature’s fall veto session starts today. Here’s what to expect.

October 25, 2023

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and statewide lawmakers are gathering in Springfield this week for the first week of the state legislature’s veto session. Happening this…

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