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State Representative Margaret Croke Honored for 100% Pro-Environment Voting Record

(SPRINGFIELD, IL) – The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) released its annual Legislative Environmental Scorecard this week rating state legislators based on their voting record on legislation affecting the environment during 2021 legislative business. State Representative Margaret Croke (IL-12) has been honored with a perfect voting record. “I vote my values, which is why I have […]
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STATE REPRESENTATIVE MARGARET CROKE INTRODUCES BILL TO EMPLOY SUPREME COURT’S TEXAS RULING TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE IN ILLINOIS

Bill would allow Illinoisans to sue gun manufacturers, importers or dealers whose guns are responsible for injury or death in the state CHICAGO – Today, State Representative Margaret Croke (IL-12) introduced HB4156, a bill to protect Illinoisans from gun violence and hold those putting more guns onto our streets accountable. The Protecting Heartbeats Act will […]
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Illinois’ New Climate and Equitable Jobs Bill

Illinois has some major news regarding clean energy and saving our environment. A brand new energy bill has been signed into law! Governor Pritzker signed SB 2408 into law on September 15, 2021. The landmark legislation is a comprehensive climate and equitable jobs bill. Why is this bill needed? Climate change continues to impact all […]
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August 2021 Newsletter

Happy almost fall! It’s hard to believe the summer is coming to an end when the weather is still so warm. As our students head back to school and (hopefully) cooler weather begins, I can’t stress enough the importance of getting vaccinated against COVID-19 if you have not done so already. It was great to […]
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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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GOV. PRITZKER AND COINFLIP ANNOUNCE CHICAGO EXPANSION AND HISTORIC NEW HEADQUARTERS AT OLD POST OFFICE

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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