05/31/2019

Willis Supports Fair Tax Amendment, First Step Toward Relief for Local Taxpayers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, issued a statement after voting to pass a Fair Tax amendment, the first step toward much-needed tax relief for 99.5 percent of local taxpayers in the 77th District:

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05/22/2019

Willis Bill to Require Health Plans to Cover Cleft Pallet and Lip Surgeries

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Children who were born with common birth defects like cleft palates and lips will have access to needed treatment under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, requiring big insurance companies to cover the cost of surgeries.

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05/15/2019

Rep. Willis Introduces Major Gun Reforms in Response to Aurora Shooting

Proposal Backed by Gun Control Advocates and Law Enforcement

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, is pushing new reforms to close loopholes a gunman in Aurora recently exploited to obtain a firearm and kill five people. Willis’ bill gives law enforcement the tools needed to effectively enforce current law and modernizes the application and renewal process for a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card.

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05/08/2019

Willis, Welch Applaud Court Decision to Keep Westlake Open

MELROSE PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside and state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, are applauding a recent court ruling requiring Westlake Hospital to remain open until the judicial system can fully consider the critical services Westlake provides and review the Health Facilities and Services Review Board’s (HFSRB) recent decision regarding the future of the facility.

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04/17/2019

Willis First Responder Protection Bills Passes House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, which creates a new felony offense for endangering first responders passed the Illinois House of Representatives with vast bipartisan support.

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04/10/2019

Willis, Welch Bill to Make Hospital Closure Harder Passes House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Reps. Kathleen Willis, D-Northlake, and Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, are continuing their push to keep Westlake Hospital open by passing legislation that makes it harder for wealthy health management companies to purchase local hospitals and then close down to pad profits.

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04/09/2019

LEGISLATORS HELP WOMEN PURSUING A RETURN TO EDUCATION

(Springfield) The Conference of Women Legislators (COWL), a bipartisan, bicameral, nonprofit organization of women legislators in the Illinois General Assembly, announce their 2019-2020 Scholarship Award Program. COWL created the scholarship program as part of its mission to promote economic independence, community service and leadership development.

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04/05/2019

Willis Backs Gun Safety Bill to Protect Places of Worship

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill increasing penalties for individuals who commit religion-based hate crimes passed the Illinois House of Representatives with support from state Rep. Kathy Willis, D-Northlake.

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03/26/2019

Willis Joins AFFI Members for Firefighter Lobby Day Efforts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kathy Willis, D-Northlake, recently met with members of the Associated Firefighters of Illinois (AFFI) and the Village of Lombard’s local 3009 firefighter union to advocate for legislation benefitting Illinois’ first responders and honor their selfless work for their communities.

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03/18/2019

Willis Continues Fight to Prevent Westlake Hospital Closure

MELROSE PARK, Ill. – State Rep. Kathy Willis, D-Northlake, is fighting to stop the closure of Westlake Hospital, holding a recent public rally to highlight the significance of the community hospital has had over its 92 year history and ensure local voices are part of the discussion about the hospital’s future.

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