Session has ended with the State Budget and many other important bills passed by the Illinois General Assembly. The House Democrats, led by Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch led another collaborative and successful session for the residents of Illinois. 

The State budget must always pass, and under Governor J.B. Pritzker we have passed a budget each year and fixed many of the problems of the past.

Spring is officially here! The 33rd District Office will be having events throughout the year that can benefit the community. Please share the newsletter and come visit the office at 85th & Stony Island.

Stop by our first Shredding & Recycling event of the year on April 23rd. More details below!
As your strong leader at the Capitol in Springfield, please know that I will continue to work hard to ensure that your voice is heard.

Please stay connected by following me on social media for updates, events and new legislation or visit my website,

Feel free to share this e-newsletter with your networks, friends, family, church members, and neighbors. I appreciate all of you and look forward to remaining a strong advocate on your behalf.

All the Best,

Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Assistant Majority Leader
Chairman, Committee on Labor & Commerce 
State Representative, 33rd District of Illinois
Congratulations Justice Jackson!
On Friday, April 8th, 2022 the US Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to be the first African-American woman to be a Supreme Court Justice.

Let Us Celebrate this Historic Achievement by this Remarkable Woman!
Urgent Information
Shredding & Electronics Recycling Event
State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
7th Ward Service Center
2249 E. 95th Street
Chicago, IL 60617
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
We Still Have N95 MASKS!!!
State Rep Evans' District Office
8500 S. Stony Island Ave.
Chicago, IL 60617

Beginning Tuesday, February 1st, 2022
Monday - Friday | 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Housing Assistance
Illinois Housing Development Authority
Application opens: April 11th, 2022
Rep. Evans in the Community
Rep. Evans Supports Local Speciality Rug Business
March 14th, 2022
Rep. Evans supported Juanito Rugs and purchased a couple of their one of a kind cool artistic rugs.

The quality is great! Stop by the 33rd District office to see the ones Marcus ordered from his constituent, Juan.
Women's History Month Pioneer Awards
March 20th, 2022
Thornton Township Supervisor Tiffany Henyard sponsored the 2022 Women's History Month Pioneer Awards.

Rep. Evans is blessed to know so many dynamic women in our community and wanted to join in celebrating and honoring them.
Students Advocate For Environmental Justice
March 23rd, 2022
A group of dynamic students from the University of Illinois, including a constituent, met with Rep. Evans to advocate for stronger environmental policy and justice in our community.

They also met with the Director of the Illinois Environment Protection Agency (IEPA) regarding legislation.
Rep. Evans Meets with South Suburban Mayors
March 23rd, 2022
Many of our great South Suburban Mayors came down to Springfield to connect with their Representatives/Senators and advocate for more resources for our communities.

Rep. Evans is proud to fight for and represent The Village of Burnham, The Village of Lynwood, The Village of Lansing, and The City of Calumet City.
T.F South Pancake Event
March 26th, 2022
Rep. Evans stopped by to support this event sponsored by Thorton Fractional High School.

This event helped raise money to support our limitless young people as they thrive through high school.
Rep. Evans in Action
Rep. Evans' Committee Analyzes Wages of Direct Support Personnel
Direct Support Personnel (DSP) Remain with Low Wages and High Turnover
Wednesday, March 9th 2022
In Illinois, more than 27,000 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities live in community residential settings and rely on Direct Support Personnel (DSPs) to enhance their quality of life. From daily personal care (eating, grooming, and dressing) to teaching essential skills and attending to complex medical needs the work of DSPs is physically and emotional demanding.

Over the past five budget cycles, Illinois has increased funding to these services by 52% - yet starting wages remain barely above minimum wage in many agencies, turnover is often 50% or more and vacancies are staggeringly high.

If state funding is allocated for a service then those dollars need to make it to the pockets of the workers.

Rep. Evans serves in the Illinois House of Representatives as the Chairman of the Labor & Commerce Committee.
Resolution Adopted to Urge Government Buildings to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Tuesday, March 15th 2022
Many government buildings waste energy and are functionally inefficient.

House Resolution 467 urges all government entities to focus on energy conservation and work with advocates, labor & business partners to conserve energy.

Marcus is working hard using his voice and vote to make a difference for the community and the entire state of Illinois. He is passing many bills as lead sponsor, supporting his colleagues bills and passionately advocating for positive change at the Capitol in Springfield.
Rep. Evans Speaks at Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois Legislative Conference
Wednesday, March 23rd 2022
As the Chairman of the House Labor & Commerce Committee, Rep. Evans helps to guide policy through the House to support our great fire hero's throughout Illinois.

Under the leadership of Speaker Welch, with the House Democrats they are fighting hard for our first responders.
Leader Evans Speaks After Helping Support the State Unemployment Fund
Illinois Leaders Step Up to Stabilize State Funds
Thursday, March 24th 2022
The pandemic negatively impacted all state funds and budgets across the country, specifically state's unemployment support funds.

Every year working directly with business and labor leaders, Governor J.B. Pritzkers' Office, House & Senate Democrats and Republicans work together to help stabilize this important fund.

The House passed SB2803 to take and important first step toward supporting the fund's solvency, ensuring that employed workers have this critical benefit available. Talks continue but action on this portion of the funding was needed.

This is usually a bi-partisan effort but for some reason the republicans voted NO. Speaker Emanuel "Chris" Welch and the Democrats voted YES.
Marcus C. Evans Jr.: New Freight rule could upset Chicago's rail hub and worsen supply chain woes
Monday, March 28th 2022
The State of Illinois and the Chicagoland area specifically continues to benefit as the railroad hub of the nation. Rep. Evans believes that keeping the industry strong and keeping Chicago as the top hub is critical.

Illinois is the rail hub of North America, the only state in which all seven Class 1 railroads operate.

Illinois boasts more than 10,000 miles of track and serves a robust passenger rail network, with Amtrak connecting 30 communities statewide and Metra operating 11 lines in the Chicago area.

View Rep. Evans' entire Opinion Editorial in the Chicago Tribune by clicking the link below.
New Bill Filed to Stop Wage Theft and Protect Workers
Wage theft is a terrible action taken against the working class by a small group of bad actors. Especially in the construction industry where the work is hard, these actions are devastating to families.

Rep. Evans is working to ensure that the workers gets paid for the work they completed.
Legislation Aims to Make Procurement Process Easier to Build Illinois Roads
Rep. Evans passed HB2981 in the Illinois House of Representatives to allow the Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Tollway to implement the Design Build procurement process.

As a result of listening to and engaging with engineering and construction firms throughout the years, Marcus pushed to help make this innovative project delivery methods available.
Information To Share
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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Scholarships Available!
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation
Application Due:
Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
Covid Vaccinations!
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1124 E. 93rd Street
Chicago, IL 60619
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For More Information Call: 773-580-4542
Voting In Prison Advocacy Evenings
Chicago Votes
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Get Vaccinated At Urban Comuniversity Center
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Pfizer & J&J Available
Monday - Friday | 8 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Gwendolyn Brooks Youth Poetry Awards
Illinois Humanities
Deadline: Friday, May 6th, 2022
Community Re-entry Support Centers
City of Chicago
Speak with a counselor, or schedule an appointment TODAY!
Call: (773)846-6383
Bicycle Maintenance & Repair
Olive-Harvey College
10001 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60628
Wednesdays, April 13th - June 1st
6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Clean & Green
City of Chicago
10001 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60628
Saturday, April 23rd, 2022
Fix-It Defense
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Get Your City Sticker Violations Dismissed
Contact: (312)744-7275
Pre-Apprenticeship Program
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Interested in a Career in Construction and the Building Trades?
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Legislative Action @ the Capitol
Rep. Evans Sponsored & Supported
Bills and Legislative Measures

  • Trailer Fee & Dealership Parity (SB 58): Lower small trailer license fees and restores the full credit trade-in rates that had been capped at $10,000. Rep. Evans Chief Sponsored

  • Urging Congress to Decriminalize Cannabis (HR 671): Collectively calls for the US Congress to take cannabis off of the Schedule 1 Drug List. Rep. Evans Chief Sponsored

  • Workers Rights Amendment (SJRCA 11): Bans terrible and salary reducing "Right to Work" laws. Rep. Evans Chief Sponsored

  • Balanced budget: This year’s budget protects our state’s most vulnerable, invests in infrastructure and job creation, and maintains sound fiscal responsibility with early debt repayments.

  •  Affordable housing (HB 2621): we passed comprehensive affordable housing bill that will leverage hundreds of millions in public and private investment to build and renovate thousands of affordable homes in our state.

  • Women’s Health (HB 155, HB 3317) : We protected women’s health rights by allowing SNAP and other programs to be used for menstrual products and taking steps to standardize state support systems for survivors of domestic violence.

  • Ethics (SB 539): We created statutory term limits for leadership and passed a comprehensive ethics package that limits the revolving door and outright bans legislators lobbying their own unit of government.

  • Elections (SB 825): We passed an elections bill that significantly improves voter access and protects our systems from hacking. 

  • Illinois Way Forward (SB 667) / Public Defender (HB 2790): We strengthened our commitment to protects immigrants as they interact with local law enforcement and allowed the Cook County Public Defender’s Office to defend them during deportation proceedings.

  • Black Caucus Pillars: We passed and funded our Black Caucus pillars working toward equity in health, education, and our economy.

  • Cannabis Regulation Improvement (HB 1443): Passed legislation that takes steps to restore the equity provisions that the original cannabis bill attempted to address by increasing licensing opportunities for minorities and better designing eligibility criteria to meet the social equity goals. 

Follow all legislation & find out which bills passed

Find out what bills Rep. Evans is sponsoring and/or co-sponsoring in the House of Representatives
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Chicago Black College Expo
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Saturday, April 16th, 2022 | 10 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
April Virtual Workshops
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Virtual Solar Job Fair
Thursday, April 14th, 2022
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