19th Amendment: Lombard honors local woman's efforts in gender's right to vote 130 years later08/07/2020 - Candidate News - ABC7 Chicago
A Lombard woman was honored Tuesday, 130 years after she stood up for her right as a woman to vote.Read more
“I had to look at my daughters and remind them what it means to do what’s right”08/07/2020 - Candidate News - Sun Times
It will be fascinating to see what happens with Terra Costa Howard in the coming weeks after she publicly called for Mike Madigan to step down as House speaker.Read more
House calls: Second Democratic state rep asks for Madigan’s immediate resignation07/29/2020 - Candidate News - Sun Times
Glen Ellyn state Rep. Terra Costa Howard said she hopes Madigan “will do the honorable thing and step down” in the wake of an alleged bribery scheme involving ComEd that implicated the speaker.Read more
York Twp. Food Pantry benefits from local food drive organized by state Rep. Terra Costa Howard06/19/2020 - Candidate News - Daily Herald
On Wednesday, June 17, state Rep. Terra Costa Howard hand delivered proceeds from a local food drive to the York Township Food Pantry to be distributed to families in need. The food drive was held at Yorktown Center in conjunction with the Village of Lombard's "Be a Hero" summer blood drive.Read more
Author uninvited over LGBTQ content in Wheaton will now speak in Glen Ellyn11/18/2019 - Candidate News - Daily Herald
A children's author whose scheduled appearance at a Wheaton elementary school was abruptly canceled
last month has accepted an invitation to speak about her book Wednesday at Glenbard West High School.
State Rep. Terra Costa Howard said she invited Robin Stevenson to return to DuPage County to demonstrate the community's support after Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 rescinded her invitation to speak based on her book's LGBTQ content and a breakdown in procedures over notifying parents.
Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Plan To Have Independent Commission Draw Legislative Maps02/13/2020 - Candidate News - NPR
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced an amendment to the Illinois Constitution meant
to transform the way legislative district boundaries are created here.
The idea is to have an independent commission draw legislative districts for the General Assembly and Congress.
Fair maps advocates hopeful with deadline looming for redistricting referendum03/30/2020 - Candidate News - Daily Herald
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown uncertainty into lots of things, and a major one is the push
for independent and transparent legislative redistricting in Illinois.
The General Assembly has a May 3 deadline to vote on the Fair Maps Amendment, which would ask voters in a November referendum to approve a state constitutional amendment that would put redistricting in the hands of an independent commission.
Illinois House votes to repeal ‘archaic law’ that criminalizes alcohol consumption on trains03/04/2020 - Candidate News - Chicago Tribune
Illinois on Wednesday took a step toward allowing commuters and other train passengers to enjoy
a drink without breaking the law.
The state House voted to repeal the widely ignored Railroad Intoxicating Liquor Act of 1911, which prohibits the consumption of alcohol on trains or around train stations. According to the century-old legislation, train conductors may arrest riders for drinking alcohol and charge them with a misdemeanor.
Legislators send letter to county in support of DuPage probation workers’ demand for pay hike in new contract10/11/2019 - Candidate News - Chicago Tribune
A group of 10 state lawmakers from DuPage County voiced support for county probation workers and urged county board members to use $1.4 million in recently awarded state funding to increase probation workers’ salaries.Read more
How suburban state rep got hotels joining the fight against human trafficking09/13/2019 - Candidate News - Daily Herald
Hotel and motel employees are being enlisted in the fight against human trafficking in Illinois under a new state law authored by a suburban legislator.Read more
Why Illinois should reform the hotel-motel tax04/04/2019 - Candidate News - Crain's
For municipalities, a vibrant local economy equals more business for local hotels. In the end, a town's size should not prevent it from investing tax revenues in projects that will strengthen the entire community.Read more
Illinois vaping ban: Lawmakers consider outlawing flavored vape products, e-cigarettes09/23/2019 - Candidate News - ABC7 Chicago
Illinois lawmakers heard firsthand from young people Monday about their concerns over vaping and e-cigarettes as they consider legislation to outlaw flavored vape products in the state.Read more