New State Law to Encourage Harsher Sentences on Juvenile Prostitution Enablers
ROCKFORD, Ill. – A new law supported by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will ask courts to issue more severe sentences to individuals who are convicted of taking advantage of Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) juveniles for sex crimes.
Wallace Spends Day Delivering Meals to Local Seniors, Visiting Area Community Centers
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Highlighting an important community program being affected by the state budget impasse, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, joined volunteers Monday in delivering warm lunches to seniors through the Meals on Wheels program.
Wallace Sponsors Bill to Expand Availability of Police Videos
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Spurred in part by national outrage over officer-related shootings of civilians, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is sponsoring legislation that will allow greater public access to police dashboard and body camera footage of shootings and deaths that involve officers.
Wallace Bill to Expand Opportunity for Adults Pursuing High School Degree Passes House
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Looking to expand opportunity for young adults who seek to earn a high school diploma, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, passed legislation last week that would raise the age that high school dropouts could reenter an equivalent education program from 21 years of age to 23.
Wallace Asks Local Residents to Donate Diapers and Feminine Hygiene Products during Holiday Season
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Looking to assist children and mothers who are in a state of crisis, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is asking community members this holiday season to donate to a diaper and feminine hygiene product drive being held in the E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center, located at 200 S. Wyman St. in downtown Rockford.
Wallace Votes to Authorize Funding for LIHEAP and Domestic Violence Shelters
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, issued the following statement today following passage of Senate Bill 2039, which authorized funding for the state Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and domestic violence shelters among other crucial services:
Wallace Joins Volunteers in Serving Meals at Rockford Rescue Mission
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Calling upon local residents to contribute their time by helping others this holiday season, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, joined volunteers Wednesday afternoon to serve meals at the Rockford Rescue Mission’s annual Thanksgiving banquet.
Wallace-Sponsored Legislation Requires Fire Departments to be Notified of Water System Changes
ROCKFORD, Ill. – A measure sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, which would require the owners of private and semi-private water systems to notify fire protection agencies of changes to system capability for handling fires, was signed into law Friday.
Wallace and Bustos to Host Immigration Workshop with ICIRR
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Looking to assist local residents who may qualify for federal immigration programs, the offices of U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will host an informational workshop on various resources with members from the Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon in the atrium of the E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center, located at 200 S. Wyman St. in downtown Rockford.
Wallace to Host Forum on School Discipline Reform
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As a new state law aimed at keeping students in the classroom nears implementation, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will host a community discussion on school discipline reform at 6 p.m. Thursday evening in the auditorium of the E.J. “Zeke” Giorgi Center, located at 200 S. Wyman St. in downtown Rockford.
Wallace Votes to Restore MAP Grant Funding
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In an effort to create financial security for thousands of students across Illinois, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, voted Tuesday to restore state Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant funding that has been suspended due to the state budget impasse.
Wallace Calls for Repeal of Rauner Child Care Rule Change
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, issued the following statement today regarding a vote on legislation repealing Governor Rauner’s rule changes to the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) that eliminates eligibility to the program for thousands of hard-working mothers and their children:
Wallace Recognizes Workforce Development Institute Participants in Graduation Ceremony
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Reflecting on the hard work of local residents to improve their job standing through participation in the Workforce Development Institute, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, congratulated graduates Thursday and encouraged local companies to look to hire individuals who hone their job skills.
Wallace-Supported Legislation Exempts Combat Veterans from Vehicle Registration Fees
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As Veteran’s Day approaches, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, wants local armed forces members who have recently seen action overseas to know about a new policy that will allow them to have their vehicle registration and renewal fees waived.
Wallace-Supported Bill Aims to Fund Fire Training Services, Cancer Screenings and SIDS Program
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As the budget impasse continues due to governor’s unwillingness to work with the legislature on a responsible spending plan, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is supporting legislation that will fund crucial health and fire prevention services.
Wallace Joins Advocates at ‘Shining the Light on Domestic Violence’ Ceremony
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, spoke Wednesday evening at Rockford’s 14th annual “Shining the Light on Domestic Violence” ceremony, encouraging survivors to help victims of domestic abuse come forward and break the cycle of violence.
Wallace and Local Organizations to Host Immigration Resources Seminar
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Looking to assist residents who have questions about immigration rights and procedures, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will be joined by local immigration experts Thursday for a seminar at 5:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Community Center, located at 1536 S. Main St. in Rockford.
Wallace Visits Kishwaukee Elementary, Observes Class Activities
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, visited Kishwaukee Elementary School Monday to observe class activities, interact with students and hear from educators.
Wallace Encourages Area Residents to Join Her Efforts to End Bullying
ROCKFORD, Ill. – With October marking National Bullying Prevention Month, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is urging parents, teachers, coaches and community leaders to work toward ending local youth bullying.
Wallace Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Vehicle Registration Renewal Email Reminders
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is encouraging local drivers to sign up for email alerts following a decision from the Secretary of State’s office to suspend the mailing of physical vehicle registration renewal reminders due to the budget impasse.
Wallace-Sponsored Bill to Provide Increased Protection for Survivors of Sexual Assault
ROCKFORD, Ill. – A new law that was sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will expedite the process of notifying survivors of sexual assault if their attacker is released, discharged or has a change in custody.
Wallace Recognizes Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Calls on Legislators to Fund Screenings
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As survivors, family members and advocates around the country recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is encouraging legislators to fight for life-saving screening programs that saw their funding eliminated under Governor Rauner’s budget proposal.
Wallace Highlights Efforts to Curb Domestic Violence, Encourages Residents to Speak Up
ROCKFORD, Ill. – With the first of October marking the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is working to bring awareness to the issue by highlighting efforts to reduce domestic violence and urging the community to report any incidents.
Wallace Serves Meals at Emmanuel Lutheran Church Soup Kitchen
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, joined U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos and other volunteers Sunday to serve meals for those in need at the soup kitchen of midtown Rockford’s Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
Wallace-Sponsored Legislation Looks to Address Sexual Violence on College Campuses
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Legislation recently signed into law and sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will ensure and strengthen essential rights for survivors of sexual violence on college campuses.
Wallace Encourages Washington to Fund Transportation, Invest in Rockford
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Recognizing the local impact of federal dollars on infrastructure projects and job creation, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, stood Monday morning with business leaders, labor leaders and elected officials to call on Washington to pass a long-term transportation bill.
Wallace Visits Trinity Day Care, Calls on Legislators to Prioritize Childcare
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As debate in Springfield continues over childcare assistance, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, visited downtown Rockford’s Trinity Day Care on Friday to see firsthand the impact that childcare assistance programs have on children, families and the local community.
Wallace Shred Day Promotes Protection from Identity Theft
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In an effort to create awareness about identity theft, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, hosted a free Community Shred Day in partnership with AT&T on Saturday at Flinn Middle School.
Wallace-Sponsored Bill to Attract and Retain Business within Rockford Region Becomes Law
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, aimed at attracting and retaining business and which will allow the Rockford Park District’s Indoor Sports Center to qualify for a grant is now law.
Wallace to Host Shred Day at Flinn Middle School
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In an effort to combat identity theft and give residents access to document shredding, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is partnering with AT&T to host a free Community Shred Day on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Flinn Middle School, located at 2525 Ohio Parkway in Rockford.