​​Mailing Address: 3207 W. 111th St.

Chicago, IL 60655

As Chair of the House Police and First Responders Committee, I've pushed for measures to increase protections for those who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe.
One such measure is House Resolution 809 which aims to increase workplace safety for first responders and law enforcement officers when coming into contact with Fentanyl and its analogues. Because Fentanyl potency and affinity for absorption into the human body poses real danger to those that come in contact with it, the Resolution urges that first responders and law enforcement officers, as well as public health officials, become educated on proper precautions to avoid exposure and potential overdose. 
Additionally, I am the Chief Sponsor of House Bill 4467, which provides educational assistance to children of those killed, or who become 90 to 100 percent disabled in the line of duty.  Under the bill, natural and adoptive children are given education grants for up to the maximum rate for tuition and fees at any Illinois public college or university. I spearheaded this legislation in response to an Illinois grant which was denied to an officer of FOP Lodge #7.  HB 4467 clarifies statutory language so future children of first responders will not have to fight the court system. The bill has passed both the House and Senate, and has been sent to the Governor for his signature.


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Visit ilga.gov for more information on proposed legislation and bill movements.

Updated July 2018

July 3, 2018

July marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of Special Olympics. In commemoration of the organization's anniversary, many festivities are planned for the week of July 17 in Chicago.  As a board member of Special Olympics Illinois, I'm extremely appreciative of the combined efforts of all involved with this program, particularly the volunteers and families that make this experience so special for our athletes. 

The Illinois Bicentennial is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for communities and organizations to participate in our state's 200th birthday. Visit the IL Bicentennial website to view upcoming scheduled events. 

Looking for more things to do this summer? Check out the IL Office of Tourism's website and see all the magnificent things there are to do in Chicago. 

If you have questions, please contact my constituent service office at 773-445-8128.​​

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july events

Monday, July 9
Extended Office Hours 
Mt. Greenwood Service Office 
                     3207 W. 111th St., Chicago                        
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 12
Job Club Meeting 
Mount Greenwood Branch

of the Chicago Public Library
11010 S Kedzie Ave., Chicago
1:00 p.m.

                            Friday, July 13                               
Shredding Event

Palos South Middle School
7700 W. 127th St., Palos Heights
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
*limit two boxes per vehicle

Saturday, July 14
Coffee & Conversation
B-Sides Coffee & Tea
9907 S. Walden Pkwy., Chicago
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.