The 2016 spring session is here and we will be heading back to Springfield to continue to work on last year's budget, while starting the process of addressing this year's budget. Ideally we should be done with the previous year's budget but the unfortunate impasse in Springfield has prevented true progress. The Governor would like the members of the General Assembly to support his agenda which would ultimately hurt the vast majority of my constituency.
As your State Representative, I will continue to stand up for what is right and reasonable for the 33rd district and ultimately the entire State of Illinois. I believe in changes to improve the state, but the changes must be beneficial for all. As always, it is my pleasure to provide information to my residents. I hope you enjoy my new e-newletter and would like to encourage all readers to email or call my office with any concerns or suggestions that may help with the current budget impasse.
All the Best,
Marcus C. Evans, Jr.
Want to know what Rep. Evans is up to in Springfield? Take a look at the 2015 Legislative Update. Inside are a number of bills he supported during the 99th General Assembly.
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Find out what Bills Rep. Evans is Sponsoring in the House
When Rep. Evans is not in Springfield, he attends community events throughout the district Below are some of the great things Representative Evans does outside of Springfield.
Canvassing the Neighborhood
Rep. Evans walks through the community weekly to engage with his constituents.
MLK Day 77 Proud
Rep. Evans joined other elected colleagues to announce #77Proud an initiative to continue the MLK dream of eliminating poverty.
Lansing Festival of Lights
Rep. Evans attended the Village of Lansing tree lighting "Festival of Lights". There were trees decorated from countries around the world. The Lansing Historical Society gave a brief description of the meaning of each tree and their significance. The Lansing Historical Society Museum is located in the lower level of the Lansing Public Library.
33rd District Business Spotlight Rep. Evans stopped by to support a great 33rd District family owned business in downtown Lansing. If you love ice cream and chocolates like Rep. Evans, then stop by Gayety's; it's one of the best. As your State Representative, Rep. Evans is committed to supporting the businesses in the community to keep them strong.
Train for high-tech jobs in wood products manufacturing with Greater West Town Training Partnership. Their 15-week full time, day time hands-on program will prepare you with CNC machine skills for use in the manufacture of wood products as well as cabinetmaking, millwork, furniture-making, ans solid surface fabrication.
of the Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust
Learn a trade. Be a part of the Local 134 and Electrical Contractors' apprenticeship Electrical and Communication Program. For more information on these programs, please go toIBEW-NECA Technical Institute website.
Registration InformationRegistration for the Electrical and Communication Programs will take place at the IBEW-NECA Technical Institute 6201 W. 115th Street, Alsip, IL Every Wednesday 9:00 am until 11 am
1000 Jobs Campaign
The 1000 Jobs for Chicagoland Manufacturing campaign will place at least of 1,000 Chicagoans in open advanced manufacturing jobs or training programs. The campaign is a collaboration between industry, government and non-profits to better serve residents and employers.
The SCHHA would like to invite you to their general members meeting. Their mission is to enlighten and inform members, and to forge a relationship between the community and those public servants who have committed themselves to helping us build stronger communication, cooperation, and comaraderie.
Date: January 28, 2016 Location: Chicago Vocational Career Academy 2100 E. 87th Street Chicago, IL
Time: 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
2016 Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation's Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted
Deadline February 20, 2016
High School graduates
Agriculture, agri-business or an agriculturally related major with focus on an ag-realted career
For more information or an application, please contact the Cook County Farm Bureau Foundation at 708-354-3276 or go online for the application
The year, the IAA Foundation offers 66 awards ranging from $1,000 to $7,000Deadline period February 1st Online application and guidelines are found on The IAA Foundationwebsite along with the application to apply.
The 2016-2017 scholarship application is available online at
Due to major cuts to most SNAP benefits recipients, families maybe in need of extra assistance. The Greater Chicago Food Depository can help. Anyone in need of emergency or supplemental food assistance in Cook County is eligible. Find a Food Depository member agency in your neighborhood online via the Agency Locator atChicago Food Bankor call the Food Depository at 773-247-3663
Illinois License Plate Renewal
License plate renewal notices are no longer being mailed by the Illinois Secretary of State due to the budget impasse. If you need to renew your plate sticker, don't wait until the last minute and end up with a ticket. Make sure to get your sticker well before the end of the month. The Office of the Secretary of State anticipates resuming mailing out renewal notices once budgetary issues are resolved. You can renew online or by mail.
Secretary of State
Vehicle Services Department
501 S. 2nd Street, Room 011
Springfield, IL 62756
REAL ID Act Implementation
Starting January 22, 2018, passengers with a driver's license issued by a state that is still not compliant with the REAL ID Act (and has not been granted an extension) will need to show an alternative form of acceptable identification for domestic air travel to board their flight. To check whether your state is compliant or has an extension, click here.
Passengers with driver's licenses issued by a state that is compliant with REAL ID (or a state that has been issued an extension) will still be able to use their driver's licenses or identification cards.