July 11, 2016

OAK PARK, Ill. – Earlier today, state Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, visited the UCP Seguin organization to tour the facility and highlight the work they perform with individuals with developmental disabilities every day.

“It is truly heartwarming to see the passion of this group dedicate themselves to ensuring trust and compassion for those who are in need,” said Lilly. “Organizations that do work to assist individuals with developmental disabilities have had an extremely tough year, and I want to make sure I am doing all that I can to avoid it from happening again.”

UCP Seguin, or United Cerebral Palsy Seguin of Greater Chicago, formed in July of 2013 when Seguin Services Inc. merged with United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Chicago to continue its deliverance of social service programs aimed at assisting people with developmental disabilities find employment and integration into their communities. Like many other human service related organizations, Lilly has me...

July 6, 2016

CHICAGO – Over this past weekend, state Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, held her monthly I’m 17 event for youths on the Westside who are 17 years old to encourage them to get involved locally and highlighted their significance as the potential next generation of leaders.

“We started this get together because we wanted to offer our younger generations the chance to understand their importance to their own voices and lives, to those around them and their communities,” said Lilly. “Every day I aim to stress the significance of civic engagement to them, because their significance doesn’t start later in life. It is now and always will be.”

Since February of this year, Lilly has hosted this event in order to encourage 17 year olds to be active in their community as well as making positive choices in their daily lives. At the event, other elected officials participated in this event to give their wisdom for the aspiring youths in their future endeavor...

July 5, 2016

State Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, issued the following statement after approving a stopgap budget that allows schools to open on time and provides funding for services that working families across the state rely on:

“For over a year the governor and many in the legislature have denied working families the services they rely on and done significant damage to our economy. The funding I approved today allows our community schools to open on time, provides financial aid for low-income college students, and funds essential services that are relied on by home-bound seniors, children with disabilities and women who need breast and cervical cancer screenings.

“Unfortunately, the bill we passed today does not solve the whole problem. However, I will continue fighting for my community and for underprivileged communities across the state until we have a full budget that is balanced and prioritizes the needs of working families over the wants of the elite in Illinois.”

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