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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Oct 5, 2018 Event

Would you like to get a first-class college education with your tuition, books, room and board, and medical and dental care fully covered for four years?

Military service academies offer this opportunity in an academic environment that promotes academic excellence and service to the nation.

Oct 1, 2018 Press Release
CHICAGO — Public officials and private industry partners mark the beginning of the $474 million 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project, a linchpin in the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) Program that aims to eliminate a chokepoint at a critical South Side Chicago junction for freight and passenger trains.
Sep 19, 2018 Press Release
CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) would award $1,323,121 in federal funding to Chicago State University. This collaborative research grant will broaden minority participation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through the Louis Stokes Midwest Regional Center of Excellence (LSMRCE).
Sep 18, 2018 Press Release
CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced the annual 1st Congressional District Military Academy Day. This year’s Military Academy Day will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Chicago Public Library’s Woodson Regional Library branch located at 9525 South Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628.
Aug 10, 2018 Press Release
CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the passing of Hal Baskin.