As I See It
Hear directly from La Shawn Ford and his weekly letters.
OPIOID OVERDOSE CRISIS — Ford Event Tomorrow at Malcolm X College to Highlight Opioid Overdose Crisis and Upcoming Medicaid Redetermination
CHICAGO – As part of continuing efforts to combat the challenges posed by the opioid epidemic, state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, is partnering with state and local organizations
IL CURE ACT — Ford to Host Town Hall Monday, Join Experts to Discuss Future of Psychedelic Therapy in Illinois
CHICAGO – State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, will lead a town hall panel with experts to discuss the future of psychedelic therapy and his efforts to decriminalize the possession
MEDICAID — Governor Pritzker Administration Launches Campaign To Protect Medicaid Coverage
SPRINGFIELD – The Pritzker Administration is launching an all-out public awareness initiative to ensure Illinoisans retain their health insurance coverage when pandemic-era protections end and Medicaid eligibility verifications resume. The
2022 Veto Session Calendar
Get access to the November 2022 VETO Calendar here.
Juneteenth celebrations this weekend
The Columbus Park Advisory Council will host the 2022 Juneteenth West Fest Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave.
Town hall focuses on violence, mental health
The recent mass shootings across America have sparked concern once again for mental and behavioral health that was apparent last weekend at a town hall meeting in Austin.
Gov. Pritzker Announces Nation-Leading Investments in Early Childhood
Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today announced new investments that strengthen and grow Illinois’ early childhood education and care field. These investments continue advancing
Taste of Chicago coming to Austin
Taste of Chicago comes to Austin with food vendors and live blues music!
7th District congressional candidates to discuss issues Tuesday night
Learn more about the candidates running for Congress in the 7th District.