Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

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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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May 3, 2018 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), released the following statement on Speaker Paul Ryan’s reversal of his decision to oust House Chaplain Patrick Conroy:

Apr 7, 2018 Event

Mar 19, 2018 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will host a Housing Resource Fair on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.at the Kroc Center, located at 1250 West 119th Street Chicago, IL 60643.  This free and important event is open to all constituents.  Attendees will be able to speak with federal, state, and local agencies about all of the available resources in the community.

Mar 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) would award $5,233,069 in federal funding for three grants to the University of Chicago.

The grants will allow for key research in several distinct arenas: scientific understanding of sound change, new methods for identifying the best ways to buy and sell goods via auctions, and quantum computing.

Feb 21, 2018 Press Release

Rush Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) invites high school students in the  1st Congressional District of Illinois to submit their artwork for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition by Tuesday, May 1.

“This is a great opportunity for students in the First District to showcase their enormous talent,” said Rush.  “I am excited to see the wonderful pieces of art and I encourage all young artists from around the district to submit their work for consideration.”

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