Willis Begins New Term Optimistic About Illinois’ Future

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, released the following statement after being sworn into office Wednesday to begin serving in the 101st General Assembly:

“Today marks the beginning of an opportunity to move beyond the failures of the Rauner Administration and to put Illinois back on track. I am committed to making the tough decisions necessary to ensure a prosperous future for Illinois.

“I understand that challenges lie ahead and that the people of Illinois are frustrated with the direction our state has been going. As I go door-to-door and talk with the people of my district, I hear concerns regarding high property taxes, access to affordable healthcare, funding for education, and the need for commonsense gun reform to help keep our schools and communities safe.

“It remains a top priority for me to proactively address the threat of gun violence. We simply cannot wait for the next tragedy to happen before we take action to protect our schools, public places and neighborhoods.

“It is an honor to again have the privilege to serve the people of the 77th District, and I am optimistic that we will be able to work on an effective bipartisan level to address the needs of the people we represent.”