Wallace Bill to Establish Task Force on Opportunities for At-Risk Women Passes House
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, to require appointments be made to the Task Force on Opportunities for At-Risk Women passed the House Friday with bipartisan support.
Wallace Bill to Prevent Lawmaker Pay Raise Passes House
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, to freeze reimbursements and prevent a lawmaker pay raise, passed the House Thursday and now moves to the Senate for consideration.
Wallace Introduces Bill to Protect Places of Worship as Threats Rise
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As violence against religious institutions continues to gain attention, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, has introduced legislation that would increase the penalty for property damage done to places of worship.
Wallace Backing Reforms to Help Returning Veterans Access Services, Prevent Suicide
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Veterans will have better access to health services, treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and job training under legislation backed by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, intended to help returning service members transition into civilian life and prevent veteran suicide.
Wallace Opposes Cuts to Elder-Care Program That Will Hurt Seniors, End Care for 40,000
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is standing with senior advocates to speak out against the Rauner Administration’s new rules that will strip care from 40,000 elderly residents, remove criminal background check requirements for caregivers and create new costly bureaucracy, all while reducing the overall quality of care for seniors.
Wallace Responds to Governor’s Budget Address
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, issued the following statement Wednesday after the governor’s annual state budget address:
Wallace to Chair House Economic Justice and Equity Committee
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Aiming to provide economic opportunity for every individual in Illinois, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will create and review legislation as chair of the House Economic Justice and Equity Committee during the 100th General Assembly.
Wallace Urges Residents to Participate in Local Black History Month Events
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In an effort to promote awareness and history in the Rockford community, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is encouraging Rockford citizens to participate in local Black History Month programs and celebrations.
Wallace Recognizes National Wear Red Day to Raise Awareness of Women’s Heart Disease and Stroke
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is urging residents to check their heart health this Friday in recognition of National Wear Red Day, an initiative from the American Heart Association to build awareness on women’s heart disease and stroke risk.
Wallace to Host Labor Advisory Meeting in Rockford
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is inviting residents to join her in a discussion on organized labor on Monday, Feb. 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center, located at 200 S. Wyman St. in downtown Rockford.
Wallace Sponsors Legislation to Freeze Perks for Politicians, Block Pay Raise
ROCKFORD, Ill. – With the lack of a budget continuing to negatively impact residents in Rockford, State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is sponsoring legislation that will block a lawmaker pay raise and other compensation perks.
Wallace Responds to Governor's Address, Advocates for Responsible Economic Reforms
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – After Wednesday’s State of the State address by Governor Rauner, State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, issued the following statement:
Wallace Sponsored Bill to Require Lead Testing in Water of Older Schools
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Schools and daycares will be required to test for the presence of lead in drinking water under a new law sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford.
Wallace Backs Economic Reforms to Create Jobs, Raise Minimum Wage, Strengthen Middle Class
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is supporting a new agenda of economic reforms that will help local employers create jobs, promote investment in education and raise the standard of living for middle-class families.
Wallace Looks for State and Local Solutions as New General Assembly Begins
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, issued the following statement after Wednesday’s inauguration of the 100th Illinois General Assembly:
Wallace Votes for Workers’ Compensation Reform Plan
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, voted Monday for a measure that would reform the state’s workers’ compensation system in an effort to pass savings down to small businesses.
Wallace-Supported Measure to Expand Access to Life-Saving Allergic Medication Becomes Law
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Police officers will be allowed to carry and administer life-saving epinephrine under a new law backed by State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, once it takes effect on Jan. 1.
Wallace Bill to Increase Protections Against Lead Contamination Becomes Law
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Under a new law supported by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, which will take effect on Jan. 1, property owners will be required to address and notify potential owners and lessees about lead problems before selling or renting a residence.
Wallace Asks Residents to Share Ideas for New Laws
ROCKFORD, Ill. – With the start of a new legislative session nearing, State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is urging local residents to submit ideas that could become the basis for new laws.
Wallace Thanks Local Leaders for Advocacy of River Edge Tax Credit Extension
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, thanked local advocates Tuesday after the signing of an extension of the investment-focused River Edge Tax Credit, which will help continue economic development in Rockford.
Wallace Invites Community to Katie’s Cup for Tuesday Coffee Shop Stop
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is inviting residents to discuss state and local issues with her at a Coffee Shop Stop on Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at Katie’s Cup, located at 502 7th St. in Rockford.
Wallace Asks Residents to Submit Ideas to Improve and Streamline State Government
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In an effort to provide better state services, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is encouraging taxpayers in her district to submit cost-saving ideas to the State Government Suggestion Award Board.
Wallace Urges Parents to Review Safe Shopping Guide this Holiday Season
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As parents around Rockford purchase gifts for their friends and families this holiday season, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is asking parents to review the Illinois Attorney General’s Safe Shopping Guide to ensure that children receive safe presents.
Wallace Blasts Unprecedented Energy Rate Hikes Approved by Governor
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, issued the following statement after Wednesday’s signing of a two billion dollar utility bailout and approval of a separate energy rate hike by the Illinois Commerce Commission:
Wallace Votes for Resolution Opposing Lame Duck Session Tax Increase
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, voted Wednesday in favor of a resolution that rejects a possible “lame duck” special session income tax increase.
Wallace Votes against Largest Rate Hike in Country’s History, Pleads with Colleagues to Focus on Bud
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, issued the following statement regarding Thursday’s passage of Senate Bill 2814, a bill that will use nearly two billion dollars of taxpayer dollars over the next 10 years to bailout a profitable corporation while raising utility rates on taxpayers.
Wallace Votes to Override Governor’s Veto of Automatic Voter Registration
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To extend voting rights to more residents, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, voted Tuesday to override the governor’s veto of legislation that would have automatically updated voter information when a resident renews their driver’s license.
Wallace to Recognize Small Business Saturday, Urges Residents to Shop Local
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is asking residents to support their community by shopping local this holiday season and urging them to take advantage of Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26.
Wallace Serves Thanksgiving Meals at Rescue Mission, Encourages Volunteerism during Holiday Season
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, joined dozens of volunteers Wednesday to serve local residents at the Rockford Rescue Mission’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.
Wallace Urges Seniors to Review Medicare Plans During Open Enrollment
ROCKFORD, Ill. – To help make sure local seniors are receiving the health coverage that best fits their needs, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is reminding residents to review their Medicare options before the program’s December 7 deadline.