Successfully Advocated For:

  • New $100M scholarship tax credit program,  scholarships up to approx. $13,000 per student

  • New $250 teacher tax credit for classroom supplies.

  • Increase in education expense tax credit from $500 to $750, saving Jewish parents over $750,000

  • Secured $1.2 M school transportation grant

  • Helped draft law that ensures that all Jewish decedents will receive a proper burial

Meeting with
Speaker Madigan

Meeting with Governor Rauner

with Chicago Mayor
Rahm Emanuel

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Agudath Israel of Illinois Partners with Local Government and Community Organizations to Distribute the Covid-19 Vaccine

February 8th, 2021|

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As is well known by now, the biggest obstacles for widespread COVID-19 vaccination are access and distribution. Agudath Israel of Illinois has been working with their local government in to ensure access to the Covid-19 vaccine is available for […]

Agudah of Illinois Reaches Out to Governor on Redistricting

February 8th, 2021|

As the country begins the once-per-decade process of redistricting following this past year’s census, Agudath Israel of Illinois sent a letter to Governor J.B. Pritzker, laying out the concerns of the Jewish community in Illinois.

The letter, signed by many Rabbonim and community leaders, thanks the governor for his devotion to all communities in Illinois, […]
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