HB 5784 - Accountable Reporting on Veterans' Homes
Chief Co-Sponsor 
Requires the Department of Veterans' Affairs to submit a bi-annual report to the General Assembly each year about the health and welfare of residents at Veterans' Homes. This bill has been sent to the governor for his signature.

HB 1595 - Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act
Provides that an employer may not reduce an employee's compensation for time used for the purpose of expressing milk or nursing a baby. This bill has been sent to the governor for his signature.


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Updated August 2018

august events

August 1, 2018
In the beginning of the summer, the General Assembly passed a bipartisan, balanced budget for FY 2019 that allocates increased funds to our local schools, colleges, and universities. I am proud to have supported a budget compromise that is fiscally responsible and will also provide our children and young adults with the tools they need for a bright future.

Coming up on Tuesday is "National Night Out Against Crime," a community-police and awareness-raising event that has taken place all across the United States on the first Tuesday of August every year since 1984.

In light of August 7 being "National Night Out Against Crime," I am hosting a seminar at The Chicago Fix located at 4155 W. 123rd Street in Alsip. The self-defense seminar aims to teach women and teens the basic skills they need to protect themselves from assailants. A trained law enforcement officer, and the owner of TruAlpha will lead the seminar. I especially encourage young women going off to college in the fall to attend!

On Monday, July 30, I attended the bill signing for House Bill 5513, a bill of which I was a sponsor. It was held at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park in Chicago. The law provides for the establishment of a special instant scratch-off game to benefit established State police memorials. The moneys received from the scratch-off game shall be divided equally for distribution into the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation Fund, the Police Memorial Committee Fund, and the Illinois State Police Memorial Fund.

The special scratch-off game funds will then be used for grants for building and maintaining memorials and parks; holding annual memorial commemorations; giving scholarships to children of officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty, or to those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement; providing financial assistance to police officers and their families when a police officer is killed or injured in the line of duty; and providing financial assistance to officers for the purchase or replacement of bullet proof vests to be used in the line of duty.

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

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Friday, August 3
Shredding Event
Worthwoods Elementary School
                11100 Oketo Ave., Worth                    
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 7
Women's Self-Defense Seminar 
The Chicago Fix
4155 W. 123rd St., Alsip
7:00 P.M. - 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 11
Shredding Event
Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences     
3857 W. 111th St., Chicago
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Monday, August 13
Extended Office Hours 
10400 S. Western Ave., Chicago
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 21
Energy Efficiency Seminar
Orland Park Public Library, Room 104
14921 S. Ravinia Ave., Orland Park
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 23
Job Club Meeting 
Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library
11960 S. Pulaski Rd., Alsip
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 25
Y-Me Softball Tournament
St. Christina Fields
*All day event

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Chicago, IL 60655