Category: 3rd District News

Metra breaks ground on Healy Station renovation project
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Metra breaks ground on Healy Station renovation project

State Representative Luis Arroyo, and Metra and Illinois officials gathered to kick off a $7.3 million renovation of the Healy Station on the Milwaukee North Line. The project calls for building new platforms, canopies, retaining walls and stairs, as well as installing LED lighting. Crews also will build new ramps and shelters with on-demand heat,...

May 8, 2017July 18, 2017by
Welcome to the neighborhood
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Welcome to the neighborhood

We have a new restaurant in the Belmont Craigin neighborhood! Welcome to Luna Llena Sports & Grill, located at 5247 W Belmont Ave, owned by Horacio Maldonado. Pictured are Representative Luis Arroyo, Alderman Milly Santiago, staff, friends, and neighbors that participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 24, 2017.

May 3, 2017July 18, 2017by
Charter Schools Limitations – HB3567
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Charter Schools Limitations – HB3567

State Representative Luis Arroyo participated in a news conference in support of HB3567 which was introduced by Representative Will Guzzardi. With State Senator Omar Aquino, Alderman Milly Santiago, Alderman Gilbert Villegas, along with parents and other community organizations that participated as well. This bill would block new charter schools from opening in Chicago while neighborhood schools are...

May 2, 2017July 18, 2017by
Education
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Education

Representative Arroyo had a very productive meeting with Karen Jennings Lewis, President of CTU and Maria Moreno, of the CTU Latino Caucus. We discussed education and the future of our children.

May 1, 2017July 18, 2017by
Caring for seniors
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Caring for seniors

House Aging Committee Dear Neighbor: The House Aging Committee recently held a hearing to discuss proposed cuts that would strip care from nearly 40,000 elderly residents and place them in a new, untested program. Senior advocates, including AARP and the Illinois Association of Community Care Program Homecare Providers, have expressed concerns that this new program...

May 1, 2017July 18, 2017by
For Pro-Women Companies
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For Pro-Women Companies

Making Sure our Tax Dollars go towards Pro-Women Companies – HB 3539 Unfortunately, even today, women make roughly 79 cents on the dollar for every dollar a man makes. Employers should not let that wage gap persist, especially the large corporations that make billions in profits every year. That is why I voted for legislation...

April 30, 2017July 18, 2017by
Keeping Jobs in Illinois
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Keeping Jobs in Illinois

Tax Breaks for Companies that Keep Jobs in the State – HB 3538 Our tax dollars should go towards creating jobs here at home, not padding the profits of big foreign corporations. That is why I voted for House Bill 3538, which would end tax breaks and other taxpayer-funded deals for companies that ship local...

April 29, 2017July 18, 2017by
Putting Working Families Ahead of Insurance Companies
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Putting Working Families Ahead of Insurance Companies

Putting Working Families Ahead of Insurance Companies I’m fed up with politicians putting corporate profits ahead of the needs of our families. That’s why I’m fighting for strong state-level protections that stop massive insurance companies from gouging middle-class families and to ensure no one can be denied care because of their medical history, regardless of...

April 24, 2017July 18, 2017by
Buy Made in Illinois
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Buy Made in Illinois

Buy Made in Illinois and Made in America – HB 137/HB 138 Recently, I supported two measures that would invest in Illinois jobs. House Bills 137 and 138 direct the Illinois state government to buy more goods manufactured in Illinois. When we buy goods manufactured close to home, not only are we buying higher-quality products,...

April 23, 2017July 18, 2017by
Letter from State Representative Luis Arroyo
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Letter from State Representative Luis Arroyo

Dear Third District Neighbor, As your State Representative, I am proud and honored to be your voice in the General Assembly.  I will continue working to be an open and accessible lawmaker.  Please read over this legislative update to find out what I have been working on in the district and at the Capitol in...

April 13, 2017July 18, 2017by