11/30/2018

Gov.-Elect Pritzker, Lt. Gov.-Elect Stratton Announce Restorative Justice and Safe Communities

Today, Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced the formation and members of the transition’s Restorative Justice and Safe Communities Committee at Safer Foundation, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit organizations that provides employment, educational, and supportive services for individuals with criminal records.

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11/29/2018

Willis Successfully Overrides Five Sponsored Bills Vetoed by Governor Rauner

State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, was successful in overriding five sponsored bills that were vetoed by Governor Rauner. Willis’ House Bill 126, 127, 5221 and Senate Bill 2619, 2629 received bipartisan support to achieve the overrides.

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08/16/2018

Rep. Willis condemns the proliferation of gun sanctuary counties

NORTHLAKE, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison has filed a state resolution to counter the wave of local declarations establishing “gun sanctuary counties.”

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07/16/2018

Willis-sponsored bill creating Firearms Restraining Order is signed into law

Law brings help to Illinois families, protects community members from gun violence

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois families and law enforcement officers will get legal help to keep guns away from people who are unstable or dangerous under a new law sponsored by State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, and signed today by Governor Bruce Rauner.

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07/09/2018

Rep. Willis and County Sheriff offer shredding and recycling event

State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, is joining the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for a community paper shredding and recycling day. This free event is open to residents who wish to responsibly dispose of sensitive documents and other recyclable items.

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06/01/2018

Willis Backs Gun Reform, Fights for Tax Fairness during Legislative Session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, worked to pass gun reform legislation to help keep our schools and communities safe, and supported measures to reduce the tax burden on middle-class families, all while working with Democrats and Republicans to pass a bipartisan, balanced budget.

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05/15/2018

House Dems Question Why Rauner Didn’t Share Gun Bill Rewrite with Bipartisan Working Group

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Democratic members of the working group convened by Gov. Bruce Rauner to discuss changes needed to reduce gun violence are questioning the governor’s amendatory veto of legislation intended to crack down on assault rifles. State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, who serves on the panel, released the following statement Tuesday:

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05/11/2018

Willis Host Free Senior Legal Workshop

NORTHLAKE, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, recently worked to help seniors answer questions on estate planning, power of attorney for health and property, and living with declarations at her free senior legal workshop in partnership with U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley.

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05/11/2018

Willis Passes Measure to Expand Benefits for EMTs and Paramedics

NORTHLAKE, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, recently passed legislation out of the House to ensure any emergency medical technician (EMT) or paramedic employed by a unit of local government can qualify for certain healthcare benefits in the event of a catastrophic injury on the job.

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04/13/2018

Willis Pushes for Transparency and Accountability from Rauner Administration

NORTHLAKE, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, is working to ensure Gov. Rauner is accountable to taxpayers and being truthful about the number of employees on his staff and how their salaries are funded. Willis is sponsoring legislation that will prevent the governor from hiding staff salaries in other state agencies, a practice referred to as “offshoring.”

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