State Rep. Delgado depicts COVID-19's disproportionate effects on working women
Gov. Pritzker Speaks Out Against Overturning Of Roe V. Wade, Affirms Reproductive Rights
“This decision in its draft form, is not only dismantling women’s reproductive rights and overturning decades of settled law, but it challenges the fundamental right to privacy in the 14th amendment,” said State Representative Eva-Dina Delgado (D- Chicago). “I stand with the majority of Americans who want safe and legal abortion and will fight to keep it that way.”
Governor Pritzker Expands State License Plate Options To Include Chicago Sky, Red Stars And Fire
“In Chicago we love our sports teams and whether you’re a basketball or soccer fan, we want you to be able to represent your favorite team with pride,” said Representative Eva-Dina Delgado (D-Chicago). “I’m especially pleased to see our women’s sports teams represented for the first time. Having the Chicago Red Stars, Sky, and Fire represented not only expands our state’s rich sports culture, but it also benefits our schools and, ultimately, our students through the state’s Common Schools Fund.”
Illinois providing childcare assistance for unemployed parents seeking to rejoin workforce
“Working mothers have been disproportionately impacted many of whom had to leave their jobs in order to care for their children,” State rep. Eva-Dina Delgado said. “As a result of this pandemic, making it even harder for some of these households to make ends meet.”
Done deal: Joyce highlights need for compromise, listening to achieve policy goals
On June 1, the ISA celebrated their move into a new location in suburban Lombard, relocating from the ISA’s downtown Chicago, La Salle Street location, with an open house. As part of the open house events, ISA board president Steve Pitstick and ISA policy manager David Kubik recognized state lawmakers for their efforts in increasing the market for soy biodiesel in Illinois. State Sen. Patrick Joyce, D-Essex, and Rep. Eva Dina Delgado, D-Chicago, were honored with the ISA’s Legislative Champion award.
Woman killed in Brickyard Mall shooting ID'd; husband charged with murder
Investigators have not yet released the relationship between the victim and alleged shooter, but did tell ABC7 it appears the shooting may have been a domestic dispute. Elected officials are using the newly passed state budget to try to stop other domestic violence crimes from happening, saying $70 million of that budget goes to outreach and education on the matter. "We put in this historic level of investment because we know the need is out there," 3rd District Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado said.
Democrats finalize state budget, focus on crime bills
Woman shot dead in Target parking lot was victim of domestic violence: officials
Illinois Rep. Eva Dina Delgado of the 3rd District said she has secured funding for programs to treat domestic violence and mental health and wants those funds to go to the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. "Belmont Cragin is a forgotten community we don't talk about it enough but we know there is a need and we need to address it," Delgado said. A source told FOX 32 the woman in this case was called to meet at the parking lot for what seemed a safe public place for a meeting. Counselors say domestic violence has increased during the pandemic
Illinois Soybean Association Celebrates Eva-Dina Delgado as a Champion for biodiesel
As part of the Lombard open house event on Wednesday, June 1, ISA presented its Legislative Champion Awards to Illinois State Senator Patrick Joyce and Illinois State Representative Eva-Dina Delgado. Both lawmakers were instrumental in passing biodiesel legislation this spring.
Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Responds to State of the State Address, Calls for Greater Equity for the Latino Community
State Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado (D-Chicago) said, “As we rebuild the state workforce to provide better services for Illinoisans, we must ensure that the workforce reflects our communities. While we represent almost 18% of the labor force in Illinois, we are less than 7% of the state employees, we must move the needle. As a Latino Caucus, we will demand concrete plans to ensure equitable access for our community to economic and workforce development opportunities that will be created in health care, human services and early childhood.”
Democrats finalize state budget, focus on crime bills
The proposals vary in strategy. HB 3699, a proposal from Sen. Robert Martwick and Rep. Eva Dina Delgado, two Chicago Democrats, provides state grants to police groups working to enforce carjacking laws.
Rep Delgado congratulates new Illinois Speaker of the House, Emanuel 'Chris' Welch
I would also like to congratulate the new Illinois Speaker of the House, Emanuel "Chris" Welch, for making history today as the first Black House Speaker in Illinois! I look forward to working with Speaker Welch and the entire Illinois General Assembly. As we enter into a new era in Illinois politics, we have the opportunity to address the need for ethics reform, racial equity, our budget shortfall, and focus on the economy and healthcare. I will continue working hard for our district and all citizens of the State of Illinois.
Governor Signs Delgado’s Expansion of Opportunities for Minority and Women Owned Businesses into Law
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Today, state Rep. Eva-Dina Delgado’s (D-Chicago) bill, to streamline and expand opportunities for minority and women owned businesses, was signed into law by Governor Pritzker. Currently, entrepreneurs need to certify with the State of Illinois that their business is minority- or woman-owned, even if they are already certified with the City of Chicago or Cook County. This needless, over burdensome paperwork has closed the door for far too many businesses from working on State or public university projects. Today, with HB132 signed into law, all businesses certified by Chicago or Cook County will automatically be eligible to work on State or public university projects as a part of their minority participation program. “This is great news for our members,” said Jacky Gomez, ED of HACIA. “Thank you Rep Eva-Dina Delgado, Senator Tony Munoz, and Governor Pritzker for cutting the red tape and opening up opportunities to Hispanic-owned businesses.” “When I learned how much needless paperwork was standing in the way of Latinx, Black, and women owned businesses from getting their fair share of business opportunities, it was so important to me that I wanted it to be the very first bill I passed as a legislator,” Delgado said. “I will continue to demand equity in contracting and am grateful for the support of my colleagues, especially Senator Munoz and Governor Pritzker, to open the door for minority and women owned businesses.” “I am committed to making it easier for our businesses to work with the government, not harder. Cutting red tape to give our businesses opportunities is something I am proud to spearhead in the Senate,” said Senator Tony Munoz. The new rules go into effect on January 1, 2022.
Press Release from the Illinois House Democratic Women's Caucus
As someone who worked her way through both business and government and now is a newly established female leader in government, Delgado has some wisdom to impart on young women working their way up; “Don’t be afraid to be uncomfortable. I wish someone told me that when I was younger. I always thought that if it felt uncomfortable, I was doing something wrong. But, we need to be able to have uncomfortable conversations and speak openly about our challenges. When I was younger I thought I needed to shut up. Now, I understand we need to speak up about what is going on and have the tough conversations.”