Congressman Bobby Rush

Representing the 1st District of Illinois

114th Congress


Rush Responds to Rauner’s Criticism of CPS

CHICAGO — U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) released the following statement after recent remarks made by Governor Bruce Rauner about Chicago Public Schools:

“The children of Chicago Public Schools deserve state government leadership with a vision of excellence for their schools and the commitment and creativity to implement that vision.

“By comparing the schools to crumbling prisons and the Southern and Central Illinois communities with those of Chicago, Governor Rauner is only sowing seeds of discord and divisiveness.

Rush Congratulates Village of Crestwood for Successfully Securing an Independent ZIP Code

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) called Mayor Louis Presta of Crestwood to congratulate him on the Village’s successful application for an independent ZIP code. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) recently confirmed, based off the results of surveying over 6,000 residents, that it would grant the Village of Crestwood its own ZIP code.

Rush Holds Special Order to Shed Light on Chicago State University Budget Crisis

WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) took to the House floor to put a national spotlight on the budget crisis in Illinois undermining the existence of Chicago State University (CSU). CSU, located within the 1st Congressional District, is on the verge of closing in lieu of receiving state funding, vital to continuing its operations.

Below is the video and transcript of Rush's remarks: