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.

More on Community News

Nov 5, 2018 Press Release
CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the passing of Phillip Jackson.
Nov 5, 2018 Press Release
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.
Nov 1, 2018 Press Release
CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) delivered the following remarks at a press conference discussing Target’s plan to close two of its stores on Chicago’s South Side, which predominantly serve the African-American community.
Oct 31, 2018 Press Release
CHICAGO — On Thursday, November 1 at 10am, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill) will hold a press conference in the parking lot of Target (8560 S. Cottage Grove Ave.) to address how this multibillion dollar corporation has decided to abandon the South Side of Chicago.
Oct 5, 2018 Event

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