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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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.

Sep 18, 2018 Press Release
CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) announced the annual 1st Congressional District Military Academy Day.
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.
Jun 15, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement in response to the deplorable and despicable situation taking place at Wentworth Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, which have been reported by the Chicago Tribune.
May 31, 2018 Press Release
CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.), delivered the following remarks today at the Housing Authority of Cook County groundbreaking of Juniper Towers, one of five sites benefiting from a $75 million investment to rehabilitate affordable housing throughout the south suburbs.