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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Nov 14, 2014 Press Release

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement on the passing of former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne:

“In 1979 Mayor Byrne became the first woman elected mayor of Chicago, receiving 82 percent of the city’s vote, making Chicago the largest city in the United States to elect a female chief executive. Yet, long before the votes were tallied, the mayor had proved her wherewithal.

Mar 26, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON— U. S. Representative Bobby L. Rush released the following statement after Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s 2014 budget address:

“Governor Quinn’s emphasis on education is key to maintaining an employable workforce years from now. Quinn’s plan to request an additional $6 billion investment in the classroom over the next five years is forward thinking and offers a pathway to success for our children.

May 17, 2013 Press Release
CHICAGO — Congressman Bobby L. Rush will keynote tomorrow’s 7th Annual Chicago African Summit and Resource Fair. The Summit will focus on critical issues affecting the African immigrant and refugee community both locally and nationally.
Apr 11, 2013 Press Release
CHICAGO — Congressman Bobby L. Rush salutes WVON Radio for its 50 years of service in the community. WVON is a Chicago institution and has been a pillar of the African-American community for many years. This year WVON will celebrate 50 years of broadcasting on the airwaves.

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