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January 2023 Newsletter

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed the holidays with your loved ones and are entering 2023 feeling rested and ready for an exciting new year. I am currently in Springfield for lame duck session before the new term begins next week. We are working on a number of bills to improve our state, and I look […]
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December 2022 Newsletter

The holiday season is officially here! I hope you and your loved ones are enjoying this special time of year and all it has to offer. Here’s a look at what’s happening in the 12th district this month, including ways to give back to the community: Lincoln Park Zoo is hosting their annual Zoolights event […]
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November 2022 Newsletter

Election Day is just a few days away and it’s time to make your voice heard! In-person early voting is currently underway in all 50 wards and will continue through Monday. Voters may cast their ballot at any early voting location in Chicago. On November 8th, Election Day, voters are required to vote at their assigned precinct. To […]
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October 2022 Newsletter

I hope you are enjoying the cooler temperatures and planning your schedule for all of the upcoming fall festivities! The 12th district has some exciting events planned for October that you should make sure are on your calendar. Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is hosting their annual Oktoberfest from October 1st – 2nd at Our Lady […]
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September 2022 Newsletter

The big news from the month of August is that the 12th district gained a new constituent! My husband Patrick and I welcomed our daughter, Mary Pearl, to the family. We are overjoyed, and PJ is handling his promotion to big brother well. Ahead of the legislative veto session in November, I recently introduced HB 5779, which […]
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August 2022 Newsletter

I hope you are enjoying your summer and staying safe and healthy. Ahead of November’s legislative veto session, House Speaker Welch formed working groups to prepare solutions to key issues facing our state. The four groups are the Firearm Safety and Reform Working Group, the Mental Health Working Group, the Reproductive Health and the Dobbs […]
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July 2022 Newsletter

The latest mass shooting in Highland Park was another tragic reminder of the urgent need to ban assault weapons both in Illinois and our country. I was the first co-sponsor of HB5522, legislation to ban assault weapons, because I know that these weapons of war have no place on our streets. I am advocating that my […]
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June 2022 Newsletter

Happy PRIDE Month! I can’t think of a better way to kick-off Chicago summer than celebrating PRIDE in the 12th District’s Northalsted neighborhood. My team and I started the month by attending the ribbon cutting for the AIDS Memorial Garden at Belmont Harbor. This new gem of the district was funded through the Chicago Parks […]
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Legislative Update: Alzheimer’s Bill

Earlier this month, Governor Pritzker signed into law the bill I proudly championed during this Spring’s legislative session to require EMTs and paramedics to complete one hour of training on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. I am proud that this is a new law in Illinois because the fight against Alzheimer’s has always been close to […]
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May 2022 Newsletter

Last month, I took to the House floor to call for upholding Roe v. Wade, protecting women’s reproductive health, and supporting our state partners who provide quality healthcare. I was told by my Republican colleagues that we were wasting time talking about women’s reproductive rights, but unfortunately the news in recent weeks has shown exactly […]
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