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Rep Crespo SeniorsStanding Up for Seniors

Rising property taxes, license registration fees, and prescription drug costs threaten the independence and security of senior citizens living on a fixed income.

Revenues and Spending in the FY 2015 Budget

IllinoisChannelTV talks with Rep Fred Crespo, who Chairs the House Committee on General Services,

 Improving Education

Funding Early Childhood Education Crespo knows education is the key to a bright start for our children and education starts at birth.

Access to Healthcare

Over 7,000 Illinois women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 and approximately 1750 Illinois women will die of the disease this year.


Public Transportation

Rep. Crespo knows many people live on fixed budgets and rely heavily on public transportation to get to and from work, the doctor or to go grocery shopping.

Fiscal Responsibility

By relying on his background in business, Rep. Crespo worked hard this year to pass a state budget that provides for important services like health care and education, but forces the state to live within its means by restoring fiscal accountability and responsible spending.

Keeping Families Safe

Crespo supported House Bill 1548 which requires sex offenders who used violence or the threat of force to commit their crimes to wear a GPS bracelet for the rest of their lives.

  • ISBE: ESSA Listening Tours
    Tue, September 27, 2016
    • East St. Louis SD 189
    • TBD

    ISBE developed an action plan in order to gather insight from stakeholders as the agency develops a state plan for Illinois. ISBE's action plan highlighted two complementary ideas:

    To provide stakeholders general information about the law.
    To listen to what educators and others in the field value and believe is good for all children in Illinois as well as to take note of their concerns as the state plan is developed.
    Information collected from these documents will contribute to the agency’s creation of the state plan. If you have any additional comments, please send them to essa@isbe.net

  • ISBE: ESSA Listening Tours
    Tue, September 27, 2016
    • Chicago Public School District 299
    • TBD

    ISBE developed an action plan in order to gather insight from stakeholders as the agency develops a state plan for Illinois. ISBE's action plan highlighted two complementary ideas:

    To provide stakeholders general information about the law.
    To listen to what educators and others in the field value and believe is good for all children in Illinois as well as to take note of their concerns as the state plan is developed.
    Information collected from these documents will contribute to the agency’s creation of the state plan. If you have any additional comments, please send them to essa@isbe.net

  • ISBE: ESSA Listening Tours
    Wed, September 28, 2016
    • School District U 46
    • Streamwood High School
    • 701 W. Schaumburg Rd., Streamwood

    ISBE developed an action plan in order to gather insight from stakeholders as the agency develops a state plan for Illinois. ISBE's action plan highlighted two complementary ideas:

    To provide stakeholders general information about the law.
    To listen to what educators and others in the field value and believe is good for all children in Illinois as well as to take note of their concerns as the state plan is developed.
    Information collected from these documents will contribute to the agency’s creation of the state plan. If you have any additional comments, please send them to essa@isbe.net