​​May 2, 2018

The legislature has been in full swing as we approach the end of the spring legislative session.

Budget negotiations will continue to be the focus in May.  Illinoisans deserve to have access to high-quality public schools, higher education, health services, and elder care, to name a few. The legislature is currently taking steps to address the departments' budget line items and I will continue the fight to ensure we are maximizing the use of the state's tax dollars in our appropriations.  I look forward to addressing these important issues and many others during the last month of legislative session.

In April, a bill I am the chief-sponsor of passed the House which would allow for the children of first responders who were killed or disabled in the line of duty to be eligible to receive education grants for up to the maximum rate for tuition and fees at any Illinois public college or university.  House Bill 4467 now moves to the senate for passage.


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

​​​Legislative News

Bill Update

Mailing Address: 3207 W. 111th St.

Chicago, IL 60655

Water and the Environment - HB 1338
Chief Co-Sponsor
Expands the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act. Prohibits the dumping into a public wastewater collection system or septic system, certain unused, unopened, or expired liquid medication that has been dispensed for a patient at a medical or residential care facility.

Prescription Drug Task Force Act - HB 4707

Provides that a Task Force shall be established to study prescription opioid abuse in this State, including the over-prescription of opioids such as Hydrocodone and Oxycodone; recommend whether restrictions on prescriptions of opioids should be enacted by the General Assembly; and recommend any other legislation that would have the effect of reducing opioid addiction and abuse in Illinois.

Protecting Individuals with Disabilities - HR 897
Declares intent to eradicate abuse, neglect, and financial exploitation of people with disabilities in Illinois.​

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Updated May 2018

upcoming may events

Saturday, May 12
Shredding Event 
Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District
11960 S. Pulaski Road, Alsip
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
*limit 2 boxes per vehicle

Saturday, May 19
                     Coffee & Conversation                        
Dunkin' Donuts
10401 S. Western Ave., Chicago
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, May 19
Bike Across America - Bike Hike 
Mt. Greenwood Park
10714 S. Sawyer Ave., Chicago
10:30 a.m.

Thursday, May 31
Job Club Meeting
Beverly Branch, Chicago Public Library
1962 95th St., Chicago
10:30 a.m.​​