Now-former State Representative Lakesia Collins was sworn in as the new state senator of the 5th District Tuesday evening. Collins joins the Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus after serving in the Illinois House of Representatives where she was the Black Caucus Whip and chair of the Health Care Availability and Access Committee. Welcome, Senator Collins!
CHICAGO – To help ensure foster youth have access to resources as they transition out of foster care, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, introduced legislation to raise the age of those eligible for child welfare services to 23. “To ensure that our foster youth have the opportunity to be successful after foster care, it is […]
CHICAGO – To encourage residents to shop small this holiday season, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is highlighting Small Business Saturday as an opportunity to support the businesses that serve the community. “Small businesses makeup the backbone of our community,” said Collins, “Small Business Saturday is a great opportunity to invest in our local businesses […]
CHICAGO – To bring attention to the diabetes epidemic, state Rep. Lakesia Collins, D-Chicago, is recognizing American Diabetes Month and highlighting legislation to bring down the price of insulin “Diabetes is a challenging illness to live with, even without considering the cost of insulin,” said Collins. “Although we’ve made strides here in Illinois to lower […]
(Chicago) – Governor J.B. Pritzker today signed House Bill 690 into law, which will improve access to high-quality dental care for underserved veterans. The Illinois House and Senate unanimously passed the bill on Memorial Day, May 31. House Bill 690 will allow dentists from Aspen Dental to provide much-needed dental care to vulnerable populations in […]