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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Apr 6, 2019 Event

Please join me at my upcoming Housing Resource Fair taking place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 1250 W. 119th Street, Chicago, IL 60643.

Mar 12, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will host a Housing Resource Fair on Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 the Kroc Center, located at 1250 West 119th Street Chicago, IL 60643. Attendees will be able to speak with federal, state, and local agencies about all the available resources in the community.
Mar 6, 2019 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that the Friend Family Health Center has been awarded $4,045,729 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funding comes through the Health Resource and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Cluster grant program and is awarded on a competitive basis to grantees that have demonstrated quality care to the communities they serve.
Feb 9, 2019 Event

Customers can apply for financial assistance and energy efficiency assessments

What: Peoples Gas, U.S. Rep. Bobby L. Rush, and representatives from city, state, and human services agencies will provide Chicagoland residents with information on available resources such as utility bill payment assistance; home weatherization programs; and social services support. In addition, CEDA representatives will be on site to process financial assistance applications. 


Nov 8, 2018 Event
CHICAGO — On Thursday, November 8th at 6pm, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) will hold a community meeting at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church (754 East 77th Street) to address Target’s plan to close two of its stores on Chicago’s South Side and abandon the Morgan Park and Chatham neighborhoods.