February 27, 2017

HILLSIDE, Ill. – In an effort to alleviate the burdensome tuition costs for college students across Illinois, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch is sponsoring legislation that would establish reimbursement grants for Illinois students at public universities.

“As Chair of the House Higher Education Committee, I see a lot of proposals that would affect a student’s ability to enroll into one of Illinois’ many public universities,” said Welch. “Constant tuition increases can prevent students from applying to state universities and colleges. It can also force them to look at colleges out of the state, and many times these students do not move back to Illinois after receiving their degree.”

Since Gov. Rauner took office, funding for state colleges and universities has been cut by almost 60 percent. Many schools have been forced to lay off staff, increase class sizes, reduce programs they offer and raise tuition rates; putting the cost on students. To help students with this new financial burden,...

February 27, 2017

CHICAGO – State Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, will chair the House Committee of Insurance: Property and Casualty in the 100th General Assembly, hoping to bring forward new ideas and policies to protect families across Illinois.

“I want consumers to have a peace of mind if catastrophe strikes their lives,” Lilly said. “As chair, I will make it a priority to pass legislation that gives home and business owners that ability.”


After an accident or natural disaster, it is important that there is legislation in place to make the recovery a smooth and less stressful transition for residents in Illinois. As Chair of the Insurance: Property and Casualty Committee, Lilly plans on using her experience as the Director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce to determine beneficial legislation for businesses and homeowners.

“During my time as the director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, I learned first-hand how to deal...

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