ENDORSEMENT: Terra Costa Howard for Illinois House in 48th District

10/01/2020 - Candidate News - Daily Herald

She champions women’s rights on issues of pay and reproductive health, and she’s the rare Democrat who has spoken out against House Speaker Michael Madigan.

Costa Howard was building bridges, metaphorically speaking. We can’t picture her opponent, conservative Republican Peter Breen of Lombard, doing the same. Breen held this seat for two terms but was defeated by Costa Howard two years ago.

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Endorsement: Costa Howard for House Dist. 48

09/18/2020 - Candidate News - Daily Herald

In the race for Illinois House from District 48, former Glen Ellyn school board member and civic leader Terra Costa Howard is out to prove that her ouster of Lombard Republican Peter Breen in 2018 was more than a fluke of the Democratic surge of that year. Breen is back for a rematch to try to show otherwise.

We stand by the choice we made in 2018.

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19th Amendment: Lombard honors local woman's efforts in gender's right to vote 130 years later

08/07/2020 - Candidate News - ABC7 Chicago

A Lombard woman was honored Tuesday, 130 years after she stood up for her right as a woman to vote.

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“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.

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House calls: Second Democratic state rep asks for Madigan’s immediate resignation

07/29/2020 - 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.

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York Twp. Food Pantry benefits from local food drive organized by state Rep. Terra Costa Howard

06/19/2020 - 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.

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Author uninvited over LGBTQ content in Wheaton will now speak in Glen Ellyn

11/18/2019 - 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.

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Illinois Lawmakers Introduce Plan To Have Independent Commission Draw Legislative Maps

02/13/2020 - 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.

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Fair maps advocates hopeful with deadline looming for redistricting referendum

03/30/2020 - 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.

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Illinois House votes to repeal ‘archaic law’ that criminalizes alcohol consumption on trains

03/04/2020 - 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.

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Legislators send letter to county in support of DuPage probation workers’ demand for pay hike in new contract

10/11/2019 - 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.

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How suburban state rep got hotels joining the fight against human trafficking

09/13/2019 - 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.

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Why Illinois should reform the hotel-motel tax

04/04/2019 - 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.

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Illinois vaping ban: Lawmakers consider outlawing flavored vape products, e-cigarettes

09/23/2019 - 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.

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