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February 2022 Newsletter

As you may have heard, former Speaker Michael J Madigan was federally indicted last week. Even before I took office, I supported new leadership in Springfield and I was then proud to be one of the 19 members to force a vote for a new Speaker last year. Speaker Chris Welch has brought a new […]
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Statement of “The 19” on the Indictment of Michael J. Madigan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Following Wednesday’s indictment of former House Speaker Michael Madigan, “The 19” House Democrats who rejected his candidacy for leadership released the following statement: “Thirteen months ago, we 19 Democrats made clear to our colleagues that we would not support Michael Madigan for speaker. We knew that our chamber, our state, and our […]
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ALZHEIMER’S ADVOCATES BUILD MOMENTUM TO ENSURE DEMENTIA TRAINING FOR ILLINOIS PROFESSIONALS

Volunteer advocates pushed three legislative priorities, including bill to require regular dementia training for EMTs Chicago, March 1, 2022 – Hundreds of volunteer advocates from across the state urged state lawmakers to pass legislation to help Illinoisans affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia during the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter’s virtual Week of Action last week. […]
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January 2022 Newsletter

It hasn’t been necessarily easy to embrace the start of 2022 when we’re trudging through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and are hunkered down indoors because of the negative windchill and snow. If you’re also feeling a little blue right now, you’re not alone. The winter months can be a hard time for many Chicagoans, so […]
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Black History Month in IL-12

February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the lives, legacies, and contributions of Black people throughout history. It’s also a great opportunity to support the vibrant Black community here in Chicago!  Here are a few Black History Month events happening this month: The Chicago History Museum is introducing the Remembering Dr. King: […]
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Croke Responds to Governor’s Address, Remains Focused on Honoring Fiscal Commitments, Keeping Illinois Families Safe

CHICAGO, Ill. – State Rep. Margaret Croke, D-Chicago, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s annual budget address: “As we go to the negotiating table to craft the next budget, I want my priorities to be clear: we must fully fund pensions, pay back unpaid bills and guarantee law enforcement has the tools […]
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Illinois: Proud to be a 100% Pro-Choice State

Last weekend, we recognized the 49th anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, which affirmed a woman’s right to make her own healthcare decisions.  While reproductive rights are under attack in both the Supreme Court and state legislatures across the country, we are lucky that here in Illinois we’ve fought to be […]
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