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Ziemia Podhalanska Way
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Ziemia Podhalanska Way

Congratulations to our Polish community in Chicago.  A portion of Belmont street  was named “Ziemia Podhalanska Way” in honor of  The Highlands (southern region of Poland). Together we celebrated our differences, embraced our cultures, and we learned from each other because we care for each other. Gratulacje! reparroyo.com #PolishCommunity #Celebration #3rdDistrict  

August 15, 2017August 15, 2017by
TRUST ACT  to become  law in  Illinois
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TRUST ACT to become law in Illinois

Trust Act I commend Gov. Rauner for committing to sign the TRUST Act (SB-31) a bill that I proudly co-sponsored and voted for in the IL House of Representatives. The TRUST Act creates a bright line between local police and federal immigration agents and under this bill, local police cannot comply with immigration detainers and...

August 8, 2017August 8, 2017by
Governor Rauner’s Senate Bill 1 Amendatory Veto – Update
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Governor Rauner’s Senate Bill 1 Amendatory Veto – Update

Governor Rauner’s Senate Bill 1 Amendatory Veto I’m fighting to make sure that every child receives the education they deserve no matter their zip code  – Governor Rauner’s veto of the education funding reform is an effort to pit one child against another as a way to benefit his wealthy school districts. In fact, many of...

August 8, 2017August 8, 2017by
National Night Out – 25th District Chicago Police Department
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National Night Out – 25th District Chicago Police Department

I had a great time at the annual #NationalNightOut hosted by the 25th District Chicago Police Department, The National Night Out is a community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships to make our neighborhoods better places to live. Lots of families and kids enjoyed an event full of wonderful activities, free food, drinks, raffle prizes, live DJ, a...

August 3, 2017August 3, 2017by
31st Ward welcomes #PlayStreetsChicago
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31st Ward welcomes #PlayStreetsChicago

Another great initiative for the community from the Chicago Department of Public Health, Alderman Milly Santiago – 31st Ward and I welcomed Commissioner Dr. Julie Morita to celebrate another great #PlayStyreetsChicago event. A part of the Chicago Department of Public Health’s Healthy Chicago, PlayStreets Chicago encourages neighborhood organizations and residents to join their neighbors in getting active and moving....

July 31, 2017July 31, 2017by
Peruvian Festival Chicago
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Peruvian Festival Chicago

At the Peruvian Festival Chicago with Alderman Milly Santiago – 31st Ward to join the celebration with our Peruvian brothers and sister at an event that has brought much pride and enjoyment to people from all Latin-American heritages. Please let us know what issues are important to you and don’t forget to sign up for my news letter to...

July 31, 2017July 31, 2017by
Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic – 31st Ward.
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Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic – 31st Ward.

For many of us, our #pets are members of the #family, and their well-being is important to us. Congratulations to Alderman Milly Santiago – 31st Wardfor putting this event together for the residents of the #31stward and our thanks to the Chicago Animal Care and Control and all the #volunteers who help make this event possible. What a great turn out at this low-cost vaccination...

July 31, 2017July 31, 2017by
Future Energy Jobs Act – FEJA
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Future Energy Jobs Act – FEJA

State Representative Luis Arroyo joined the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Workforce Development Jobs Training Programs press conference to announce the six social service agencies that will receive funding to provide energy job training. The six agencies include the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI), Chicago Urban League, Austin People’s Action Center, ASPIRA, HACIA, and Chatham Business Association. They will develop training programs related to...

July 31, 2017August 5, 2017by
Why Gov. Rauner Must Sign SB1 – Education Funding Reform
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Why Gov. Rauner Must Sign SB1 – Education Funding Reform

Here are some great reasons why Governor Bruce Rauner must sign #SB1 Thank you for caring; Funding IL’s Future, Advance Illinois, Citizens For Education, Educators for Excellence, Illinois for Educational Equity, Gamaliel of Metro Chicago, Faith Coalition for the Common Good, Latino Policy Forum, Lulac of Illinois, LULAC, Quad County Urban League, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, Illinois Vision 20/20, Springfield Urban League, Inc., Illinois Principals Association, Teach Plus, The Urban Muslim Minority Alliance (UMMA)...

July 27, 2017July 27, 2017by