Wallace Advances Legislation Increasing Effectiveness of Advisory Council on At-Risk Students
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the state’s Advisory Council on At-Risk Students, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, advanced legislation on Wednesday to optimize the education-focused council.
Wallace Walking Door-to-Door this Summer to Hear from Residents
ROCKFORD, Ill. – With legislators back in their districts for the remainder of summer, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is continuing her outreach with residents by walking door-to-door to hear their input.
Wallace Engages Community Activists at Wabongo Leadership Council Meeting
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Encouraging residents to become actively engaged citizens within the community, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, joined a Wabongo Leadership Council meeting Wednesday evening.
Wallace Supports Stopgap Budget, Calls for Continued Action on Challenges Facing Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, issued the following statement after Thursday’s passage of Senate Bill 2047, a stopgap spending plan that will bring additional funding to Rockford public schools, as well as fund higher education, cancer screenings and other essential services that had been impacted by the state budget impasse:
Wallace Prioritizes Rockford Area Schools in Education Funding Debate
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Reiterating her belief that Rockford schools deserve additional funding, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, called for support of a spending plan that would allocate more dollars to the area’s public schools.
Wallace Again Calls on Governor to Sign Bi-Partisan Human Services Emergency Funding Bill
ROCKFORD, Ill. – More than a month after an emergency human services funding bill was delivered to the governor’s desk, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is again urging the governor to put Illinois residents first and sign the stopgap bill which passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support.
Wallace Joins State Treasurer in Urging Governor to Sign Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Act
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, joined Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs Tuesday to advocate the signing of legislation that would require life insurance companies to review the federal Death Master File and administer death benefits when a policyholder passes away.
Wallace: Rauner’s Budget Plan Prioritizes Politics over People
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, on Thursday was critical of funding left out of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s stop-gap budget proposal that would sacrifice critical funding for Illinois’ working families, children and senior citizens while sparing the wealthiest Illinoisans, and prioritizing expenses like office supplies for state agencies over domestic violence shelters, breast cancer screening programs and financial aid for college students.
Wallace Calls on Governor Rauner to Sign Bi-Partisan Human Services Emergency Funding Bill into Law
ROCKFORD, Ill. – For two weeks a bi-partisan bill to provide human service providers with emergency funds has been sitting on Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk, and state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is calling on him today to sign the bill into law and provide these organizations with a much-needed inflow of dollars.
Wallace Listens to Residents Concerned about Direction of Illinois at Town Hall Meeting
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As Illinois continues to operate without a state spending plan, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, explained her position and fielded questions from constituents at a town hall meeting Monday evening in the E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center.
Wallace to Host Town Hall Meeting
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Following the conclusion of the General Assembly’s spring session, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will speak to and listen from residents at a town hall meeting scheduled for Monday, June 6 at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of the E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center, located at 200 S. Wyman St. in downtown Rockford.
Wallace Sponsored Bill to Expand Child Care Assistance Passes General Assembly
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – An effort sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, to increase access to child care assistance and provide a better standard of living for families across the state, passed the General Assembly Tuesday and now heads to the governor’s desk.
Wallace Sponsored Bill to Eliminate State Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products Passes General Assembly
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A measure sponsored by State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, that would eliminate the state’s sales tax on feminine hygiene products, passed the Illinois Senate Tuesday and now heads to the governor for approval.
Wallace Votes to End Statute of Limitations on Sexual Assault Cases
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, voted Wednesday to end the statute of limitations on cases of sexual assault, child sexual abuse, human trafficking, prostitution and child pornography.
Wallace Votes for Spending Plan to Provide More Funding for Local Schools, Critical Services
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, voted Thursday in favor of a spending appropriation bill aimed at funding education, human service programs, senior care and other state services.
Wallace Welcomes Rockford Students to the Illinois State Capitol
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, welcomed students from Flinn Middle School Thursday during the Illinois Black Caucuses’ annual Civic Engagement Youth Day at the Illinois State Capitol.
Wallace Recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month, Calls for Funding of Critical Services
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As mental healthcare providers continue to face setbacks due to the state budget impasse, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is calling on her colleagues to prioritize funding for psychological healthcare as Mental Health Awareness Month is observed nationally.
Wallace to Meet with Residents at Kate’s Pie Shop Monday
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As Illinois legislators face their busiest month of session, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will answer questions and engage local residents at a Coffee Shop Stop scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, May 16 at Kate’s Pie Shop, located within the East Branch of the Rockford Public Library at 6685 E. State St. in Rockford.
Wallace Sponsors Legislation to Prevent Military Service Member Impostors
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to ensure that military benefits are rightfully given to service members who deserve them, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is sponsoring legislation that would penalize individuals who falsely claim to have served in an attempt to receive benefits.
Wallace Takes Part in Boeing Flight Simulator, Learns About Fighter Jet Made with Rockford Parts
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, used a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet flight simulator Wednesday and learned about the military aircraft produced with Rockford-made components.
Wallace Highlights National Teacher Appreciation Week
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is asking residents to take a moment this week to recognize educators who have made a difference in their life during National Teacher Appreciation Week.
Wallace, Bustos and Alzheimer’s Association to Highlight Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will join U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-East Moline, in welcoming representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association Monday in a free public informational discussion at 1:30 p.m. in downtown Rockford’s Luther Center, located at 111 W. State St.
Wallace Recognizes Worker’s Memorial Day
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Joining local leaders, union officials and community members, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, spoke Thursday evening at Rockford’s Labor Memorial Day ceremony in remembrance of local workers killed on the job.
Wallace Passes Bill to Examine Education Standards, Enhance Opportunities for Disadvantaged Students
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, advanced legislation out of the Illinois House of Representatives Wednesday that would form an educational advisory council to look at strategies and solutions to improve academic achievement for disadvantaged students.
Wallace Recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sponsors Bill to Aid Survivors
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is advocating for legislation that will allow all survivors of domestic or sexual assault to take leave from work for up to 12 weeks to recover.
Wallace Bill to Expand Access to Child Care Assistance Passes Committee
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill introduced by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, that would allow for more children and families in need to be covered under the state’s Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), passed the Illinois House of Representatives’ Appropriations-Human Services Committee Wednesday.
Wallace Fights to Create Jobs and Stimulate the Rockford Economy by Extending Tax Credit Project
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to stimulate local economic development, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is fighting to extend the River Edge Historic Tax Credit Project, an initiative that has created many jobs by allowing businesses to revitalize Rockford’s older, more historic structures.
Wallace Bill to Protect Foster Children Passes House
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing efforts to prioritize the safety and well-being of foster children, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, passed a bill out of the Illinois House of Representatives Tuesday that will grant the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) more authority to deny license applications of foster homes suspected of neglect.
Wallace Continues Fight for Pay Equity, Sponsors Resolution Urging Closure of Wage Gap
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is calling on business leaders and residents Tuesday to recognize the consequences of income inequality and to advocate for greater fairness moving forward as Illinois observes “Pay Equity Day” on April 12, 2016.
Wallace Police Reform Bill Passes Judiciary Committee
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A bill introduced by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, that would require independent investigations of law enforcement officers accused of sexual assault passed the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee Thurday and now moves to the House floor for consideration.