State Representative, 33rd District
Chairman, Transportation: Regulations, Roads & Bridges Committee
August 2018     
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Message from State Rep. Marcus C. Evans, Jr

I hope you enjoyed your summer season and had a safe and wonderful vacation. As the month of August ends, children  will be returning back to school soon while some have already returned. Our Illinois educators are back to work, block club parties are wrapping up and veto session is around the corner for the General Assembly. 

This summer, 'Runnin' with the Rep.' toured the 33rd district and surrounding areas; including a farm tour downstate and multiple transportation tours throughout the State of Illinois.   Additionally, several of my bills have been signed into law by the Governor this month: HB 5056, SB 3241, SB 3291, HB 2984 and SB 3023. These bills have been pushed in the General Assembly and has passed successfully in both the House and Senate. As your Representative,  I will continue to work and push for effective legislation.

In a effort to stay connected with the constituents of my district, I share this monthly e-newsletter and provide episodes from my 'Runnin' with the Rep.'web series.  I encourage you to  share this e-newsletter with your loved ones and utilize the free resources & services available. I am pleased  to serve the 33rd District with great pride and appreciation and  look forward to advocating on your behalf.

Thank You!

All the Best, 
Marcus C. Evans, Jr.   
State Representative, 33rd District  
In Springfield

100th General Assembly Illinois House of Representatives
Committee Chairman
Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges 
For the 100th General Assembly in the Illinois House of Representative, Rep. Evans is serving as the Chairman of the Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee.  It is a fact that Illinois is one of the nations top states for transportation, whether it be freight rail, commuter rail, aviation, roads or bridges.
Recently, Rep. Evans joined some of his colleagues  and the  Transportation for Illinois Coalition  friends in Central Illinois to examine the condition of our roads and hear from our labor and business partners. 

Rep. Evans stated,  "It's clear that we need to prioritize sustainable transportation maintenance funding and true transportation growth in the State of Illinois. I will continue to push for that because we need the jobs, the overall economic activity up and down the supply chain and safe  roads for Illinois families to travel."

Within the Illinois House Transportation Committee Rep. Evans chairs subcommittees that work on specific areas of transportation policy. Those subcommittees are as follows: Future Roads: Growth & Improvement, Motor Fuel Analysis, Highways & Transit, Railroads, Ports & Aviation.

Rep. Evans passion for Illinois transportation sustainability and growth is also expressed outside of the walls of the Springfield capitol. He has active membership in the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) where he serves on the Natural Resources and Infrastructure Standing Committee and the Task Force on State and Local Taxation.

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In Springfield 
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State Representative Evans' Legislation
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Evans Bills

Rep. Evans Sponsored/Supported Legislation
  • HB 5056- Transportation Vehicle CD-Various
  • SB 3241Distinct Plate-Covered Farm
  • SB 3291Unmanned Aircraft Systems 
  • HB 2984- Health Tech 
  • SB 3023Substance Abuse Deflection Prg 
House Committee Membership
In Springfield, Rep. Evans also serves on six other committees.  Those committees are as follows: Appropriations (Public Safety), Business Occupational Licenses, Executive, Revenue & Finance, Tourism, Hospitality & Craft Ind., Transportation: Vehicles & Safety.
In the Community 
When Rep. Evans is not in Springfield, he attends community events throughout the district. Below are some events Representative Evans attended this month.
Illinicare Back to School Health Fair Kickoff 

Rep. Evans joined Alderman Greg Mitchell, 7th Ward and Congresswoman Robin Kelly, 2nd District for Illinicare Health Fair & Back-to-School Kickoff. As a cancer survivor and advocate for healthcare access, Rep. Evans is always proud to promote healthy living.
NAACP Illinois State Conference 

Rep. Evans attend the NAACP's 82nd Annual State Convention,  WIN "Women in the NAACP" Breakfast this August as the invited guest speaker.  The topic included  overcoming obstacles and challenges of life as a cancer patient and survivor. 
8th Ward Block Club Party
  Members from the Ridgeland Block Club Association held their phenomenal four block Block Club Party earlier this month. This block party was filled with lots of laughs, smiling faces, games for children, food and unlimited entertainment. Thanks Ridgeland Block Club for inviting me and your continuous efforts to involve all the members of the community. 
10th Ward Block Club Party

Rep. Evans met new residents of the Hegewisch community in the 10th Ward while attending their block club party.
He engaged in conversation with the residents and enjoyed some food and music with the members and their families who attended. Great time with the 130th & Manistee Ave.  Block Club.

Village of Burnham Family Fun Fest

Rep. Evans enjoyed the Family Fun Festival in  Burnham, IL. The Mayor, Robert Polk and the Trustee's of the Village of Burnham provided food, train rides for the children, face painting and a back to school kick-off parade. Vendors where available for resident to receive resources and learn about free programs. 
Global Girls 10th Annual Power Luncheon 

Rep. Evans  attending Global Girls 10th Annual Power Luncheon 's Panel for the youth of One Summer Chicago and After School Matter's programs. Professionals from various fields came to share their trials and triumphs with the teens from the summer employment programs.  Such an awesome event, the youth provided so many positive comments. Looking forward to next year!

"Runnin' with the Rep" Spotlight 
8th Ward Summer Sports Program

Rep. Evans volunteers as a coach for the 8th Ward Summer Sports Program at Avalon Park. Each year the 8th Ward provides basketball skills training for boys ages 6-18 and cheerleading & dance for girls ages 6-18 for free. This 6-week program gives the youth of the community an additional  outlet to learn and participate in a sporting activity for the summer. 

Summer Sports Program Ceremony

Rep. Evans  pictured with some of the participants of the 8th Ward Summer Sports Program. During a closing ceremony for the 6-week program, 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris and Representative Evans handed out trophies, t-shirts and free food for everyone. In addition the girls of the program performed for the parents to show what they have learned and practiced during the 6-week program.  
Upcoming Events
 8th Ward Back to School Parade & Jamboree
Please Join us for our Annual Back to School Event

Recycle Day in the Village of Lynwood
Get rid of your clutter and old electronics at this recycling event. 

 College Expo
Learn about scholarships and the college admissions process

Senior Fest 2018

 Healthy Plates with the Police 003 District
Learn to cook with the police

 Community Resource Day

Daily Job Posting
Visit State Rep. Evans website for job listing

 Chicago STAR Scholarship

Safe Passage Opportunity 

Chicago Police Department Hiring

Job Opportunities with the following Agencies
Important Information  
Veterans Program

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Bridge Program
Volunteer Adult Literacy Tutors Needed

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