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May 2023 Newsletter

Following spring break recess, the General Assembly returned to Springfield for the final few weeks of session before adjournment in late May. I have a few updates for you on the progress we’ve made to move some of my top legislative priorities forward. Two of my bills, HB1186 and HB3425, have moved out of their […]
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Gov. Pritzker Awards $22.5 Million to Boost Tourism, Support Illinois Festivals and Attractions

Today, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) joined legislators and leaders in the tourism industry to award $22.5 million in grant funding for 89 projects across Illinois through the Tourism Attractions and Festivals Grant program. Designed to support local festivals and attractions and drive tourism across the state, Illinois increased […]
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April 2023 Newsletter

Happy Spring! I hope you are enjoying the warmer weather and the extra minutes of sunshine. While you are preparing for all of the spring festivities the district has to offer, I want to share a few of my favorites with you: One of my favorite activities is visiting the local farmers markets with my family. The […]
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State Representative Margaret Croke’s Legislation to Expand and Strengthen Cyberbullying Statute Passes Illinois House with Bipartisan Support

Springfield, IL – Today, State Representative Margaret Croke’s legislation to expand and strengthen the state’s existing cyberbullying statute passed the Illinois House with bipartisan support. The bill builds upon the existing statute last updated in 2012 to expand the definition of bullying to add additional protected characteristics and creates new requirements for the Illinois State […]
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March 2023 Newsletter

I hope you are enjoying the mild winter weather and looking ahead to spring just around the corner! I’ve been busy in Springfield working alongside members in committee meetings and on the House floor to push important legislation forward that will have a positive impact on our communities. Last month, Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his […]
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Croke Responds to Governor’s Address, Encourages Greater Investment in Affordable Child Care and Education

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Margaret Croke, D-Chicago, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s annual State of the State and Budget Address: “The budget we develop must reflect our values as a state, and that starts by prioritizing investment in affordable child care and investing in our education system. If we want every […]
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February 2023 Newsletter

I hope you are staying warm and that your 2023 is off to a great start. Just a few weeks ago, I was sworn into the 103rd General Assembly for my second term as your State Representative. I’m proud of what we were able to accomplish in my first term, including passing legislation to expand […]
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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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