Political Reports

On immigration and schools

By STATE SEN. KWAME RAOUL (D-13) Like so many Americans, I am a child of immigrants. My parents left Haiti to pursue a better life here in Chicago. They eked out a piece of the American dream for me, and they used their talents to give back to their new home. I understand the positive(…)

Vote — for yourself and your community

BY STATE SEN. KWAME RAOUL (D-13) I voted this past week, and I encourage you to do the same. With early voting available to all registered voters now through Nov. 3, we have little excuse to avoid our civic duty and cherished right. With my ballot cast, I now turn my attention to making certain(…)

A rough budget season in Springfield hurts important programs

By STATE REP. BARBARA FLYNN CURRIE (D-25) The spring session of the Illinois General Assembly saw some winners—and some losers. I’ll write about the winners another time. This report focuses on the people who depend upon the state for help and for services but who found themselves with the short end of the stick this(…)