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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Mar 7, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will host an information session on federal grant opportunities on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at Chicago State University. The session will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. located at 9501 S. King Drive, in the 4th Floor auditorium of the Academic Library.

Feb 18, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby Rush (D-Ill.), U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), the Illinois Department of Transportation and the City of Chicago today announced a $1.25 million federal railroad safety grant that will help cover the cost of design work for an important grade separation project on 95th Street in Chicago that is part of the CREATE Program. The grant from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is part of Safe Transportation of Energy Products (STEP) by Rail Program.

Feb 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), along with other members of the Chicago delegation, requested a meeting with Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. The Chicago members’ agenda will be to discuss a Local Hiring Contract Initiative that addresses the recent O’Hare International Airport infrastructure plan announcement made in January. The infrastructure plan will reportedly create thousands of jobs over the life of the project.

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) lent his voice to the fight of the Mondelēz workers who stand to lose their jobs as a result of the company’s decision to shut down several production lines at their bakery facility located in the 1st Congressional District. Mondelēz announced its intention to lay off 600 employees, and move the production to Salinas, Mexico to save money.

Feb 5, 2016 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will join the Mikva Challenge Chicago Youth Voice Congress at Jones College Prep High School on Saturday, February 6, 2016. Rush will speak to a group of 500 students to discuss and share their ideas on how to improve their communities.

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