Engage with the Legislature This Session

This month, the Illinois General Assembly returned to session, with a scheduled conclusion in May. During session, legislators spend a significant amount of time in Springfield. This can make it difficult for residents to engage with the legislative process, but there are options to stay involved.

  • Communicate with legislators. This is one of the ways residents can continue to stay involved and further engage. Elected officials offer email addresses, district and Springfield office locations, office numbers, and surveys that residents can utilize: contact information can be found on ilga.gov/house. In both district and Springfield offices, legislators have different staff that field calls, emails, and meetings with residents and then report back to the official. Each legislator has a varying set up, but typically, either office may be contacted to leave a message for the legislator.
  •  Utilize a legislator’s government social media and website. Each House Republican member has a legislative website you can view updates on session, legislation, and upcoming events. On these websites and applications, legislators update the residents of their district on daily and weekly occurrences with information on legislation, events, district updates, Springfield updates, projects, and resources.
  • Watch legislative session live on the Illinois General Assembly (ILGA) website. You can see the action on the House floor, and much more! This is a state website that encompasses all elements of bills, committees, legislators, audio and video, and more that is all crucial to the legislative processes. The site is free to use and is updated frequently to reflect changes.

Check out more ideas to stay engaged below: