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

Happy October! My favorite season Autumn is finally here.  October is breast cancer awareness month, please wear pink in  honor of all the survivors and fighters.

Early voting has started for the Gubernatorial Election. There is still time to register to vote.  'Runnin' with the Rep.' is ready for veto session next month and a new town hall series. Please stay connected for details about upcoming events and task forces.
I plan to continue taking tours throughout the state to address our transportation and infrastructure needs as well as gather ideas and policy measures. 

Please contact my office for constituent service assistance, policy issues or free services available through community partners.  I hope you enjoy my e-newsletters and continue to share this great useful information and resources. Thank you for allowing me to serve  the 33rd District, I appreciate all of you and  look forward to continue advocating on your behalf.

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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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.
Fox Pointe Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Rep. Evans joined the Village of Lansing for a ribbon cutting ceremony for the brand new Fox Pointe festival park and concert venue. Fox Pointe includes an amphitheater and pavilion, ticket booth, concession stand and restrooms. This will be a fun place to host outdoor events, fest, fairs and parties.
Friend of Agriculture Award 

Rep. Evans received the Friend of Agriculture Award for 2018 from Cook Count Farm Bureau & IL Farm Bureau Association. Smits Farms located in the 33rd district hosted Rep. Evans in honor of him receiving the award . Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Smits! 
American Cancer Society Policy Forum
  Members of the American Cancer Society, Cancer Action Network, Cancer Caucus and other experts joined together for a Illinois Policy Forum on the State of Cancer Care. During the Forum there was a round table & panel discussion.
IL Legislative Cancer Caucus Event & Tour

Rep. Evans met  with a group of cancer care experts and cancer advocates to discuss the future of cancer care and tour of University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center. The conversation was dynamic and the tour was eye opening.
Black Men's Expo

Rep. Evans enjoyed  being a part of the Black Men's Expo for 2018. He was invited to share with the youth the power of voting and advocacy. Rep. Evans supported this great event and contributed to the panel. Rep. Evans encouraged all the participants to exercise their right to vote.
8th Ward back to School Parade & Jamboree 

While walking  in the 8th Ward Back to School parade, Rep. Evans stopped to greet constituents from the MaryNook Neighborhood who where spectators. The Back to School Jamboree included free food, book bags, school supplies and hair cuts.

"Runnin' with the Rep" Spotlight 
12 year Cancer Survivor 
Representative Evans celebrated twelve years of being cancer free.
As a survivor, I am always eager and looking for ways to express my appreciation to those who supported and prayed for me during my journey which is why I assisted with the creation of the IL General Assembly Cancer Caucus.  I look forward to assisting those who are fighting the battle.  Help me by joining and participating with the Cancer Caucus.

Contact my Springfield office to join the effort. 217-782-8272

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

The State of Illinois funds the  Illinois Breast & Cervical Cancer Program  to assist uninsured women receive free screenings. The program is available to eligible women who 
1. Live in Illinois 
2. Do not have insurance 
3. Ages 35-64 years old. 
To enroll and schedule an appointment, women can call the Women's Health Line 800-547-0466. 

Cancer Helpline: 800.227.2345 (available 24/7)
*the helpline is the one stop shop to assist patients with really anything they need from treatment to support to ride/hotels.
Upcoming Events
 Domestic Violence Awareness March 

Health Fair

 Bourbon Street Blues
Support Food Pantries & Emergency services for those most in need

 Open House 

 Community Resource Day

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

 Training  Opportunities for Careers in 
TDL or Construction
Manufacturing Hiring Event

Financial Careers Training Course
Learn about financial literacy

Job Opportunities with the following Agencies
Important Information  

Lead Program

Construction  Business Academy
Free Dinner

Flu Shot Clinics
Prepare for the flu season by getting a free Flu Shot!
Minority Entrepreneurship Business Workshop
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