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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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Mental Health in May

It is estimated that over 44 million people around the United States struggle with mental health. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to take time to address your own mental health and understand the resources available to you. This is a critical way to ensure the safety and well-being of not only you, […]
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Meet the Interns of IL-12

If you’ve stopped by or called our office recently, you may have interacted with one of our interns! Elizabeth and Julia have been an integral part of our team, helping to ensure the office runs smoothly. Want to learn more about their experience? Read more below!  Tell us a little about yourselves! Elizabeth: My name […]
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End of Session Recap

Earlier this month, the General Assembly concluded our 2022 Spring legislative session after passing a number of important pieces of legislation to improve our state for all who call it home. We passed a balanced budget, a package of public safety bills to help combat crime, and other critical measures that will be signed by […]
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Croke Passes Measure Combatting Organized Retail Theft, Fights for Public Safety

CHICAGO, Ill. – Following her ongoing efforts to keep her community safe from the threat of violent crime, state Rep. Margaret Croke, D-Chicago, passed legislation cracking down on organized retail theft. It is now headed to the Governor’s desk for signature. “As our community’s representative in Springfield, it’s my responsibility to address the problems constituents […]
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