“When there is a profit incentive attached to jailing people, real justice cannot exist,” said Aquino. “The current system values profits over justice, and as a legislator I need to do all I can to reverse that trend.”
“We need to think to the future and establish online consumer protections,” said Aquino. “I want to be as proactive as possible when it comes to protecting peoples’ online data, and this measure will protect some of our most vulnerable online users.”
House Bill 2691, known as the Retention of Illinois Students and Equity (RISE) Act, would allow undocumented and transgender Illinois residents to be eligible for State financial aid at institutions of higher education.
La iniciativa HB 2691, conocida como iniciativa para la equidad y retención de estudiantes en Illinois (RISE por sus siglas en inglés), permitirá que los residentes indocumentados y trangénero sean elegibles a asistencia financiera estatal en instituciones de educación superior.
Schools would be banned from exploiting students’ meta-data for purposes outside school instruction under a bill introduced by State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) approved by the Telecommunications and Information Technology Committee today.
Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton testified in the Senate Executive Committee hearing today in favor of a bill introduced by State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) that would provide expanded voting opportunities to incarcerated individuals.
Drivers would no longer lose their licenses over unpaid tickets and other non-moving violations under a bill introduced by State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) that was unanimously approved by the Senate Transportation Committee today.
State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) is condemning a decision by Dwight, Illinois village trustees to annex 88 acres of land to host a potential Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigrant detention facility.
State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) praised Attorney General Kwame Raoul for joining a coalition of 22 attorneys general in opposition to the potential deportation of people who hold Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
More state dollars could soon be available to support vital services for vulnerable populations across Illinois under a proposal that would limit the amount retailers take home for assessing their sales taxes.
While President Trump continues to demonize immigrant families to advance a political agenda, Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) joined Gov. Pritzker in taking a proactive approach to welcome immigrant families to Illinois, ensuring they are supported and know their rights.
During an argument that broke out on the Congressional House floor on Thursday, Congressman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) yelled, “go back to Puerto Rico,” while Congressman Tony Cárdenas, a descendant of Mexican immigrants, was presiding over the chamber.
A plan approved after the killing of Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer and the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida that holds corrupt gun dealers accountable and curbs illegal gun trafficking became law today.
State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) joined members of the Senate in overriding Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation that helps human trafficking and crime victims obtain visa certification paperwork from law enforcement within 90 business days.
Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) and Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) hosted a town hall and workshop on Wednesday to review the process for applying for capital and agency funding and discuss the possibility of a future capital development bill in Illinois.
El Senador Estatal Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) motiva a quienes tienen dificultad para cubrir el costo de su insulina que llamen al centro de soluciones y línea de ayuda de Lilly Diabetes marcando al (833) 808-1234.
Governor Rauner vetoed legislation today that would end Illinois’ participation in the controversial Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, which is used to detect voters who are registered in more than one state. Critics say the system is a cybersecurity liability and has been used as a tool to blatantly oust valid names from voter rolls in other states.
State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) issued the following statement after a video of a woman being harassed by a white man for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt as an officer for the Cook County Forest Preserves stood just steps away: