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24 04, 2019

Illinois “Senator Spotlight” Ep. 2


Next up is another fresh face to the Senate, Rachelle Aud Crowe. Sen. Aud Crowe represents the 56th Senate District comprised of the Metro East. She recognizes her region’s vital contributions to the trade industry, and fights tirelessly for working class families. Rachelle uses her experience as a prosecutor to [...]

11 04, 2019

Illinois “Senator Spotlight”


We are introducing a new project called "Senator Spotlight" - which is aimed at highlighting all of our hard-working State Senators. First up is life-long Hyde Park resident Robert J. Peters. Robert was appointed to the 13th District of the Illinois Senate to finish Attorney General-Elect Kwame Raoul’s term. He [...]

22 02, 2019

The Origins of Black History Month


The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the Harvard-trained historian Carter G. Woodson and the prominent minister Jesse E. Moorland founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), an [...]

12 02, 2019

Illinois lawmakers soon to turn attention to marijuana


SPRINGFIELD — Attention at the Statehouse is expected to begin focusing on one of Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's top priorities — legalizing recreational marijuana — with the deadline for lawmakers to introduce new bills on Friday. Two key Chicago Democratic lawmakers, Sen. Heather Steans and Rep. Kelly Cassidy, have met [...]

28 08, 2018



Last weekend, Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto stamp nearly ran out of ink, as he vetoed dozens of bills that passed through the General Assembly during the spring session. Staying true to the theme of his administration, Rauner’s vetoes targeted many of the state’s most vulnerable groups: immigrants, children, veterans and [...]