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From Bronzeville to Markham, Hyde Park to Evergreen Park, Chatham to Tinley Park, Auburn Gresham to Frankfort and Morgan Park to Mokena, Illinois’ 1st Congressional District is one of the most politically important and culturally diverse districts in the United States. Spanning a broad range of geographies, municipalities, and communities, we are home to leading educational institutions, thriving small- to mid-sized businesses, and a population base that showcases the diversity — whether it be, racial, cultural, religious, or economic — that exemplifies the United States. We’re even home to the First Family of the United States!

Our district has much to be proud of but there is much work to be done. Far too many children and families are living in neighborhoods that are plagued with crime and economic hopelessness. It’s also true that because we’ve rolled up our sleeves, we have much to celebrate. Whether it’s the economic benefits that stem from infrastructure projects like the 35th Street ‘Lou’ Jones/Bronzeville Metra Station in Chicago or the vibrant retail commerce that takes place along the 159th Street Commercial Corridor in the southwest suburbs those who visit our district will find a people and a community who are committed to the long term growth and vitality of the place we call home.

My staff and I count it a privilege to serve the diverse population of the 1st Congressional District of Illinois and we welcome your feedback on how we can make the service we provide even more effective on your behalf.

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Mar 26, 2021 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that seven community health centers with locations in the First Congressional District will receive a total of $58,643,750 million in funding from the American Rescue Plan to support COVID-19 vaccination and services for vulnerable populations.  The funding will be awarded beginning in April by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Mar 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) today announced that his office is now accepting requests for Community Project Funding (CPF) for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Appropriations process to direct funding to specific governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, or geographic locations.  Through the new CPF program, Members of Congress will be able to request funding for up to 10 specific projects in their districts to serve the public good.

Mar 11, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representatives Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) is pleased to announce that five community health centers in the 1st Congressional District will be invited to join the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program over the next six weeks.  The five health centers include: TCA Health, Inc, Christian Community Health Center, Friend Family Health Center, Inc, Beloved Community Family Wellness Center, and Howard Brown Health Center.

Feb 18, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), joined by Mayor John D. Ryan of Alsip, Ill., and several aldermen, today demanded the removal of the Chicago Postmaster after an Inspector General report on four post offices in his district revealed thousands of pieces of mail not reported delayed, hundreds of packages scanned incorrectly and substitute letter carriers listed as available to work despite not showing up for four weeks or more.

Feb 8, 2021 Press Release

CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) release the following statement upon the passing of former Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis: