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Illinois Democrats Deny Police-Aid Plan Was Introduced to Blunt Criticism of ‘Safe-T Act’

“We are all experiencing across the nation an uptick in violence,” said the mental health program’s sponsor, Rep. Lindsey LaPointe, ...

Four new Illinois laws could prevent opioid overdose deaths, make treatment easily available

“Treatment courts are a critical tool in our menu of options to provide alternatives to incarceration in a way that ...

Northwest Siders Cared For The Dunning-Read Conservation Area For Years. Now, Upgrades Are Underway As Park District Takes Over

The Dunning-Read Conservation Area, 23 acres of wetlands and woodlands along the city’s western border, was transferred from state ownership ...

NASW-IL Advocacy at Work: Gov. Signs HB 4797 Expanding Telehealth Services for Students

“Accessible and affordable mental health care, including ongoing therapy for Illinois residents and non-residents alike, must continue to be among ...

‘Too Young to Test’ bill passed by Illinois House

Thursday, the Illinois House passed HB5285, otherwise known as the Too Young to Test Act. The legislation was spearheaded by State ...

Gov. Pritzker: Applications open April 11 for homeowner assistance fund

“I implore homeowners behind on their mortgage to take the necessary steps to ensure they are eligible to apply for ...

Villivalam, LaPointe to host Afghan refugee town hall Thursday

State Senator Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) and State Representative Lindsey LaPointe (D-Chicago) are partnering with other elected officials and immigrant and ...

A Letter from Lindsey: Springfield Updates and 12 Bills Passed

Now that our busy session in Springfield is (almost) over, I’m pleased to report that we made some real progress ...

WATCH: Rep. LaPointe speaks at emergency housing assistance bill signing

On May 17, Rep. LaPointe joined Governor Pritzker, Leader Delia Ramirez, Senator Robert Peters, and Senator Omar Aquino to speak ...

House passes State Rep. LaPointe bill to protect wages of disabled residents in group homes

CHICAGO – People with disabilities who live in group homes will have the right to keep the wages they earn ...

State Rep. LaPointe moves strong slate of bills through committee, looks forward to passage

CHICAGO – State Rep. Lindsey LaPointe announced Friday that House committees have approved nine of her bills, putting them on ...

Rep. LaPointe Visits Jaclyn Crawford’s Portage Park Treasure Box: Watch the Video Below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR1NhNgK6EsI stopped by Jaclyn Crawford’s wonderful Portage Park Treasure Box to talk about the project and highlight the work she ...

Rep. LaPointe passes two mental health bills out of committee

Today, Rep. LaPointe’s first two bills of the 102nd General Assembly passed out of committee remotely. Both are related to ...

Excerpted From CBS Chicago: State Rep. Calls Foul Over IDES Having Claimants Fill Out Paperwork To Waive Demand To Return Overpaid Benefits

Read the full article and watch the accompanying video here. Rep. LaPointe was featured in CBS Chicago for speaking out ...