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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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STATE REPRESENTATIVE MARGARET CROKE INTRODUCES BILL TO LIMIT THOSE CHARGED WITH EGREGIOUS VIOLENT CRIMES FROM BEING RELEASED ON ELECTRONIC MONITORING

CHICAGO – Today, State Representative Margaret Croke (IL-12) introduced HB4468, which would limit those charged with egregious violent crimes from being released on electronic monitoring. The legislation would prevent those charged with attempted first degree murder, reckless homicide, armed carjacking, sex crimes that would require the defendant to register as a sex offender, and armed […]
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December 2021 Newsletter

2021 is officially coming to an end! I hope you’ve been able to enjoy some of the many special holiday events the 12th District has to offer. Unfortunately, the recent surge of COVID-19 cases from both the Delta and Omicron variants is reminiscent of this time last year. Unlike last year though, we have access […]
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November 2021 Newsletter

The holiday season is finally here! I’m so glad we can safely be together with our loved ones this holiday season. Before you partake in any holiday festivities, please make sure to follow local guidelines and get your COVID vaccine boosters. Keeping ourselves and our communities safe and healthy is the best way to spread […]
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October 2021 Newsletter

The winter weather is slowly approaching. Here are some helpful tips to make the cold months ahead more bearable. First and foremost, protect yourself and loved ones from COVID-19 by continuing to follow CDC guidelines. The COVID-19 booster shot is being offered at clinics and pharmacies across the Chicago area for those who are eligible. […]
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The Show Must Go On…In IL-12!

The ongoing pandemic has hit many of our city’s businesses harder than anticipated, especially Chicago’s renowned live entertainment scene. Some good news — many of the same theaters, comedy clubs, and live music venues that closed in March 2020 have started to open up. Earlier this month, Broadway in Chicago welcomed back their first show, […]
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September 2021 Newsletter

Looks like fall, feels like fall, must be fall! I hope you’ve been able to take advantage of one of my favorite parts of this season in Chicago: our renowned farmers’ markets. In IL-12, we’re lucky to have a number of fantastic farmer’s markets including the French Market at Nettelhorst, the Green City Market on Clark, the City of Chicago’s Division […]
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