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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Feb 5, 2013 Press Release

CONTACT: Debra Johnson
(202) 679-0381

WASHINGTON — Today, Trayvon Martin would have celebrated his 18th birthday.  In honor of Trayvon’s life Congressman Bobby L. Rush cosponsored a resolution along with Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL).

Jan 30, 2013 Press Release

CONTACT: Debra Johnson
(202) 679-0381

CHICAGO — Congressman Bobby L. Rush announces that the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DoD) recently released improvements to the functionality of eBenefits, a joint self-service web portal that provides registered users with secure online information and access to a variety of military and Veterans benefits resources.

Jan 24, 2013 Press Release

CHICAGO — Congressman Bobby L. Rush remembers the life and legacy of a dear friend and staffer of many years, Ms. Judy Tucker former Congressional Aide to Congressman Rush and Metcalfe and pioneer on behalf of women in politics.

Judy Tucker, former aide to the late Congressman Ralph Metcalfe and long time director of constituent services for Congressman Bobby Rush has died.  She was 69 years old.

Jan 18, 2013 Press Release

CONTACT: Debra Johnson
(202) 679-0381

CHICAGO — Today, Congressman Bobby L. Rush sent a letter to Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans requesting he appoint a special prosecutor to review evidence in wake of a newly release videotape showing the strangulation death of Anthony Kyser by a CVS store manager, on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.

The letter is as follows:

Jan 11, 2013 Press Release

CONTACT: Debra Johnson
(202) 679-0381

CHICAGO — “I know that Sandi did not arrive at this decision quickly or arbitrarily.  This is something that she had to really consider.  My prayers go out to the family.  We really need to surround the Jackson family with compassion and understanding.  I know that the Jackson family will come out much stronger as a family.”