Category: News

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
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
Working to End the Budget Impasse
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Working to End the Budget Impasse

Speaker Madigan recently requested a meeting with Gov. Rauner to discuss the desire of House Democrats to pass a full-year budget and bring the state budget impasse to a close. During the governor’s tenure, he and the Legislature have been able to come together to pass seven compromise budget bills when negotiations were allowed to...

June 10, 2017July 18, 2017by
Equal Pay for Equal Work
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Equal Pay for Equal Work

Equal Pay for Equal Work – HB 2462 Women deserve equal pay for equal work, and I will do everything in my power to end barriers to discrimination for working-class women. But in Illinois, women working full time are typically paid just 79 percent of what men are paid for doing the same job, and...

May 28, 2017July 18, 2017by
Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health
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Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health

Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health – HB 40 Reproductive health decisions should be made between women and their doctors, never by extreme politicians like Donald Trump. That is why I voted to repeal a dangerous and outdated provision in state law that would have automatically made abortion illegal in Illinois if Donald Trump and his allies...

May 10, 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