On December 28th almost 82,000 people in Illinois are set to lose their unemployment insurance coverage because House Republicans blocked an effort to extend the federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation program into 2014. An additional 89,000 people in Illinois will lose their coverage in the first six months of 2014 if Republicans continue to block an extension of the program.
Couple brings community’s youth back to baseball
For eight years, Al and Mary Kay Joens lived quietly in the south suburban community of Park Forest. Then they became involved in youth baseball. Today, they can’t go to the grocery store without running into an army of people they know.
Congresswoman Kelly Votes to Uphold Ban on Undetectable Firearms
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-02) voted today to uphold a federal ban on firearms that are undetectable by metal detectors to help protect the public from the threat of guns being smuggled into secure facilities.
Actor makes Chicago Southland her stage
The magic of theater has the power to uplift the spirit of a community.
[Chicago, IL]- Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced today that she supports the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s action to issue notices of air pollution violations against a South Side company for stockpiling mountains of petroleum coke, or “pet coke,” in Chicago’s 10th Ward.
U.S. Rep. Kelly Applauds MPO Members for Supporting Illiana Expressway
U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly applauded members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for today’s affirmative vote in support of the Illiana Expressway, a 47-mile expressway connecting I-55 in Illinois to I-65 in Indiana.
Rep. Kelly, Colleagues Support Illiana Expressway
In a joint letter, Congresswoman Robin Kelly (IL-2), Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) and Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) today urged the members of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to include the Illiana Expressway in the GO TO 2040 plan.
Mother Seeks to Keep Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers
Rich South Band Director uses music to bring out the best in his students