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Touring the Technology Center of DuPage

This week, I had the opportunity to tour the Technology Center of DuPage with other state legislators and see the great opportunities the Center offers students in our community. TCD features a quarter million square foot campus, state-of-the-art technology, and up-to-date skills instruction used in today’s high-demand careers. TCD lets students learn at their own […]
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Legislative redistricting hearings – ONLINE STARTING TOMORROW!

In May, the Illinois Legislature fulfilled its constitutional responsibility and approved a new set of legislative district maps. I joined my colleagues in voting for these new maps, because they appropriately reflect the communities I serve. (You can read my full statement on the new maps here.) Earlier this month, the U.S. Census Bureau released new data to be […]
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District 48 Fourth of July Events

With Illinois finally re-opened and summer in full swing, I wanted to let you know about some of the great events that our communities are planning for the 4th of July! These village parades, fireworks, and other celebrations give us a long-awaited opportunity to come together and celebrate our country and communities safely, after so […]
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End of Session Update

I’m very proud of the General Assembly’s hard work over the past session, and I wanted to give you some highlights on our major accomplishments. FY22 Budget We passed a strong, balanced, fiscally responsible state budget for the upcoming year that funds key state programs and makes sure our public schools receive the funding they […]
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Official Statement from State Representative Terra Costa Howard regarding Illinois Redistricting

Statement from State Rep. Terra Costa Howard on Illinois Redistricting LOMBARD – A fair electoral map must reflect community interests and protect the rights of voters, especially voters who live in communities of color. I joined the majority in voting to approve the Illinois legislative remaps because the new maps appropriately reflect the communities I […]
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Livestream of Redistricting Hearings

Today and tomorrow at 4:00pm and 6:00pm, you will be able to watch a livestream of the General Assembly discuss the redistricting process. Interested viewers can go to and select “Watch Live Session Video” when the stream begins. May 25, 4:00pm – Joint House and Senate hearing May 25, 6:00pm – House hearing May […]
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Recording of Teens Talk Mental Health Panel

May fourth, I had the opportunity to take part in a Teens Talk Mental Health Panel hosted by Reality Illinois and the DuPage County Prevention Leadership Team for a discussion on mental health and the impact COVID-19 has had on our teens. If you were unable to log on and watch this event, you can […]
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Illinois House Passes Costa Howard-Backed Bill Improving FMLA Coverage for School Workers

LOMBARD – Hourly workers employed by Illinois public schools, community colleges, and state universities will qualify sooner for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coverage under new legislation sponsored by state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn and passed by the Illinois House.    “The federal FMLA recognizes that working people should have the right […]
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