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The Folded Map Project

When Block Club Chicago originally posted about Tonika Lewis Johnson’s Folded Map Project, I was eager to take part — not just as an individual, but as a representative of the 12th district.  This revolutionary project connects residents at corresponding addresses on opposite sides of Chicago aka “neighborhood twins”— meaning, for our district office on […]
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CoinFlip Signs Biggest Cryptocurrency Lease in City History, Doubling Footprint and Expanding Company Headcount CHICAGO— CoinFlip, the world’s leading cryptocurrency ATM operator and the fastest-growing company in Chicago, today joined Governor JB Pritzker and local leaders to announce a new 44,000 square-foot headquarters located in the Old Post Office downtown. CoinFlip’s new headquarters represent a […]
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There’s still time to get some adventure in!

We still have some summer left which means we still have a few more weeks to read!  Our office wants to celebrate reading this summer and remind folks of the countless adventures they can go on just through one simple book. After all, 52% of kids lose 39% of what they’ve learned through the school […]
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July 2021 Newsletter

Chicago summer is in full swing — it’s getting hotter every day, construction is popping up all around our city, and many local street fests are back in our neighborhoods. Despite my heartbreak over losing eight amazing Cubs players, this summer has been good to me and my family. I hope you and yours have been […]
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This Juneteenth…

This Juneteeth, let’s celebrate, reflect, and educate. What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. On June 19th, 1865, two and a half years after Abraham Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation, the last slaves in Texas were freed.   Is it an official holiday? For the first time, Juneteenth is an […]
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End of Session 2021 Newsletter

Happy June! This month means so many things in our state and our community; it’s the start of Pride month, the end of the academic year for our students, the close of the legislative session in Springfield, and the celebration of Juneteenth, to name a few. We also have a lot to celebrate with more than 63% […]
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Croke Fights for Affordable Health Care and Technology Advancements during Spring Legislative Session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Margaret Croke, D-Chicago, issued this statement following the completion of the 2021 spring session: “Despite the challenges of this session, I’m proud to say I, along with my colleagues, have made great strides towards overcoming the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and returning our state to normal. Administering millions of vaccinations, […]
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Legislation Championed by State Representative Margaret Croke To Expand Fertility Treatment Coverage Passes The Senate

CHICAGO, IL – Today, legislation championed by State Representative Margaret Croke (IL-12) to expand fertility treatment coverage in Illinois passed the Illinois State Senate. The legislation, which passed the House in April of this year and will now head to Governor Pritzker to be signed into law, will update Illinois’ insurance code to change the […]
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Why Cryptocurrency? Why now? Why Illinois?

HB3968 creates a Special Purpose Trust Company making digital assets a part of Illinois’ financial services future. It will create a stable regulatory environment where businesses in Illinois have the ability to bank digital assets. The bill passed the Illinois House unanimously, bringing Illinois one step closer to being the national leader in fintech. Cryptocurrency […]
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Statement from State Representative Margaret Croke on Unanimous House Passage of Cryptocurrency Legislation

Legislation would make Illinois a global leader in the financial technology industry CHICAGO, IL – Today, State Representative Margaret Croke (IL-12) released the following statement on the Illinois State House’s unanimous passage of HB3968, her bill to allow financial service companies that operate using crypto-assets to apply for a charter in Illinois: “By creating a […]
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