Wallace Advocates for Legislation Updating Consumer Protection Laws
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Recognizing that technology has changed the way businesses receive personal information, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is sponsoring legislation aimed at strengthening consumer protection laws that will expand outreach requirements for businesses that suffer data breaches.
Wallace Files Legislation to Create Rockford Violent Crime Task Force
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The day after holding a press conference at a local church to address the recent outbreak of violence in Rockford, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, filed legislation Monday to create a violent crime task force that will consist of local stakeholders assigned with working together to present solutions addressing the issue of crime in Rockford.
Wallace Backs Legislation Aimed at Reducing School Suspensions and Expulsions
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Looking to reduce the suspension and expulsion rate within public schools, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is sponsoring legislation that will reform school disciplinary procedures.
Wallace Votes to Provide Property Tax Relief for Homeowners
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, voted today to provide relief to residents struggling with increasing property tax rates by supporting a statewide property tax freeze.
Wallace Invites Residents to Attend Coffee Shop Stop at Hearthrock Café
ROCKFORD, Ill. –State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is inviting residents to join her for a cup of coffee and some conversation from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 16 at Hearthrock café located inside of Benson Stone Co.at 1100 11th St.
Wallace Visits Gary W. Anderson Architects, Discusses Rockford Economic Development
ROCKFORD, Ill. – As concerns grow among local business leaders regarding the expiration of the River Edge Tax Credit, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, visited Gary W. Anderson Architects on Monday to highlight her efforts to extend existing incentives.
Wallace Asks Residents to Join Her in Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week
ROCKFORD, Ill. – With the current school year coming to a close, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is encouraging residents to take a moment this week to thank local educators for their hard work and dedication in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week.
Wallace Passes Bill Out of Committee Reducing Financial Burden for Domestic Violence Victims
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The House Public Utilities Committee unanimously agreed with state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, on Tuesday when they voted to give victims of domestic violence more time to pay their utility bills.
Wallace Bill Aimed at Ensuring Timely Child Support Payment Passes House
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation introduced by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, which would stiffen fines against employers who fail to withhold and pay child support in a timely matter, passed the House of Representatives unanimously last week.
Wallace Legislation Creating Foster Children’s Bill of Rights Passes House with Bipartisan Support
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In an effort to ensure basic, fundamental rights for foster children in Illinois, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, passed legislation Thursday that aims to create a foster child bill of rights.
Wallace Legislation Expanding Military Discount Program Passes House
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, unanimously passed legislation in the Illinois House of Representatives to provide statewide discounts to Illinois veterans and active military members Friday.
Wallace Tours Rockford Rescue Mission, Drops Off Items Donated During Drive
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, toured the Rockford Rescue Mission on Monday, observing the facility’s offerings for residents and daily operation procedures.
Wallace Recognizes Equal Pay Day, Leads Discussion on Income Inequality
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In recognition of Equal Pay Day 2015, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, hosted a community conversation on gender-based income inequality and its consequences on Monday at the E.J. Zeke Giorgi Center.
Wallace, Rockford Chamber of Commerce Hosts Local Businesses at Roundtable Discussion
ROCKFORD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, along with the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, hosted a business roundtable on Tuesday, April 7 to discuss how the Rockford area can move forward economically, as well as how state level issues are impacting the region.
Wallace to Hold Coffee Shop Stop at Restoration Café, Invites Residents to Join Her
ROCKFORD, Ill. – Seeking the valued input of her constituents, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will hold a coffee shop stop at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8 at the Restoration Cafe, located at 625 W. State St. in Rockford.
Wallace Sponsors Bill Reducing Taxes on Diapers and Baby Wipes
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To decrease the financial burden on working families with small children, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is sponsoring legislation that reduces the taxes on diapers and baby wipes.
Wallace Legislation Establishing Foster Children’s Bill of Rights Passes Committee
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In the wake of stories surrounding the troubling state of Illinois’ taxpayer-funded residential centers, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, passed legislation out of committee yesterday that creates a bill of rights for children placed in foster care.
Wallace to meet with constituents at Katie’s Cup
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In a continuing effort to work directly with her constituents, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, will hold a coffee shop stop at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31 at Katie’s Cup, located at 502 7th St. in Rockford, Ill.
Wallace Legislation Expanding Military Discount Program Passes Committee
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Veterans and military members are one step closer to having access to statewide discounts under a bill introduced by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, which passed the Veterans’ Affairs Committee on March 19.
Wallace Encourages Congress to Reauthorize Export-Import Bank
ROCKFORD, Ill. – To encourage the momentum of the economic recovery, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is sponsoring legislation aimed at continuing the United States ability to conduct business abroad by reauthorizing the United States Export-Import Bank.
Wallace Honors Lieutenant Carla Redd for Service on Rockford Police Force
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – In honor of Women’s History Month in Illinois, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is highlighting area women who are breaking new ground in Rockford. This week, Wallace is highlighting Carla Redd for becoming the first black women to achieve the rank of Lieutenant in the Rockford police force.
Wallace Asks Residents for Donations Benefitting Women’s Crisis Center
ROCKFORD, Ill. – In honor of women’s history month, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is organizing a clothing and hygiene drive to benefit the Women’s Crisis Center in Rockford.
Wallace Visits Local Day Care Center, Discusses Shortfall of Child Care Funding
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, visited Circles of Learning on February 24 with Senator Steve Stadelman to meet with administrators and staff to discuss the shortage of funding in the Child Care Assistance Program.
Wallace Introduces Bill to Expand Military Discount Program
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Veterans and military members across Illinois may have opportunities for savings and discounts under legislation introduced last week by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, which creates the Veterans' and Military Discount Card Program.
Wallace Supports Legislation to Incentivize Economic Development in Downtown Rockford
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To continue efforts to stimulate the local economy and redevelop the downtown area of Rockford, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is sponsoring legislation to expand a tax credit program for the restoration of historic buildings, something the City of Rockford has used to bring in new businesses along the river front.
Wallace Legislation Honors Voting Rights Anniversary
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, introduced legislation yesterday commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to cap the celebration of Black History Month.
Wallace Bill Reduces Fees for New Businesses
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To promote business growth and entrepreneurship, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is sponsoring legislation that reduces the fees required to create a new business.
Wallace Bill Encourages Business to Hire Long Term Unemployed
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is working to help the long term unemployed achieve employment by sponsoring legislation giving tax incentives to
Wallace Encourages Efforts to Focus on Education and Economic Recovery
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, issued the following statement Wednesday in Response to the Governor’s State of the State Address:
Children Protected from Sex Offenders Under Wallace Legislation
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is taking steps to protect children from child predators by sponsoring legislation that makes it illegal for child sex offenders to operate taxis or limousines.