Omar Aquino

Omar Aquino Omar Aquino grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. He is a fresh, young leader who will bring unity and direction to Illinois' 2nd District - Worked with Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth on unemployment, minimum wage, immigration, education and veterans issues as Outreach Coordinator - Illinois House of Representative Legislative Aide - Bilingual Case Manager for senior adults on Chicago west side - Loyola University Diversity Councilman - Empowerment Pipeline Education Program Co-Founder Paid for by Friends of Omar Aquino.

A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board's official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.

Today, we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his legacy of peace and perseverance. Let us be inspired by his ...
01/18/2021

Today, we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor his legacy of peace and perseverance. Let us be inspired by his courage and his belief that only love can overpower hate. #MLKDay2021

01/13/2021
Please join my office in partnership with Representative Delia Ramirez, Alderman Roberto Maldonado, Alderman, Daniel La ...
01/11/2021

Please join my office in partnership with Representative Delia Ramirez, Alderman Roberto Maldonado, Alderman, Daniel La Spata, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts & Culture for free COVID-19 testing.

Stop by Rebaño Church today and receive a free covid-19 test, free flu shot, and a free hot boxed meal (1 meal per perso...
11/16/2020

Stop by Rebaño Church today and receive a free covid-19 test, free flu shot, and a free hot boxed meal (1 meal per person)

Solidarity with SEIU Local 73 and Illinois Nurses Association who are on strike for a fair contract to ensure they recei...
09/16/2020
U of I Hospital nurses' strike continues, with SEIU Local 73 workers join picket lines

Solidarity with SEIU Local 73 and Illinois Nurses Association who are on strike for a fair contract to ensure they receive the PPE they need to protect themselves during the pandemic and have a safe and responsible patient load so that patients receive the highest standard of care. #ProtectAllWorkers #FairContractNowUIC

University of Illinois Hospital nurses on strike are getting a show of solidarity on Monday as they are joined by hundreds of SEIU Local 73 members.

Favorite FLOTUS. Chicago born and raised.
08/18/2020

Favorite FLOTUS. Chicago born and raised.

07/24/2020
My office was happy to help facilitate the donation of 5,000 masks from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chica...
07/08/2020
After Devastating Coronavirus Outbreak, Humboldt Park Nursing Home Slowly Recovering: ‘Testing Helps A Lot’

My office was happy to help facilitate the donation of 5,000 masks from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago to the Center Home for Hispanic Elderly which is located in Humboldt Park.

Thirty residents and one staff member have died from COVID-19 infections at Center Home for Hispanic Elderly. But testing is increasing and spread of the disease is slowing, administrators say.

Governor Pritzker has announced that this Friday, we are on track to move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.The ...
06/23/2020

Governor Pritzker has announced that this Friday, we are on track to move into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

The new phase will allow for indoor dining, museums, zoos and gyms to open with capacity limits. You can find details on the changes and the full guidelines for reopening here ➡️ https://bit.ly/3fOasG8

It is important to remember that this new phase does not mean that the COVID-19 pandemic is over; it means that risk of and rate of infection is lower. We must continue social distancing, wearing masks, and washing hands frequently. Please continue to keep yourself and others safe by following all guidelines. Thank you!

06/22/2020
42nd Puerto Rican People's Parade on Paseo Boricua

This past Saturday I participated in the 42nd Puerto Rican People's Parade on Paseo Boricua which happened virtually due to COVID-19. Watch the virtual parade below! I gave remarks starting near the 13.30 minute mark. Enjoy!

42nd Puerto Rican People's Parade on Paseo Boricua

Starting next week, my office and State Rep. Delia Ramirez's office will be re-opening. To limit the potential exposure ...
06/12/2020

Starting next week, my office and State Rep. Delia Ramirez's office will be re-opening. To limit the potential exposure of staff and constituents to COVID, we are opening on a limited basis by appointment only. Please see the flyers below for our hours and for contact information.

On Saturday I took part in a vigil to demand justice for the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and...
06/09/2020

On Saturday I took part in a vigil to demand justice for the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Tony McDade, and to say publicly that BLACK LIVES MATTER.

We also gathered to honor the passing of Dr. Conrad Worrill, a black scholar and activist who has left a legacy of bringing black communities and Latino communities together in solidarity.

I stood with my colleagues Congressman Chuy Garcia, State Senator Iris Martinez, State Rep. Lamont Robinson, Alderman Roberto Maldonado and Alderman Daniel LaSpata.

While some may try to divide us, the Puerto Rican and Latino community will continue standing strong, speaking out and fighting against the systemic racism that plagues our black brothers and sisters. Whether I am in Springfield or at home in Humboldt Park, I will continue being part of the fight.

If you are in need, please join us this Saturday at 10am at Hanson Park Elementary School to receive grocery donations. ...
06/05/2020

If you are in need, please join us this Saturday at 10am at Hanson Park Elementary School to receive grocery donations.

Donations are first come, first served. Social distancing will be strictly enforced.

Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus' statement on the murder of George Floyd:
06/03/2020

Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus' statement on the murder of George Floyd:

05/20/2020

After several weeks of working from home, today I am in Springfield for the start of a special legislative session. I will be joining my colleagues and staff in wearing a face mask while practicing social distancing. It is imperative that we continue these procedures to protect ourselves, each other, and our family once we return back home.

While working from home, I have been active in several working groups where we had daily meetings virtually, including the working groups on unemployment insurance and capital, in addition to being the chair of the budget working group.

During legislative session, we will be taking up many important issues, one of which will be the state budget. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us all hard, from individuals who have lost their jobs, to small businesses that have had to shut their doors. Our state's finances have also been impacted. Our job will be to pass a financially responsible budget while maintaining funding for education and social services that are extremely needed now more than ever.

We will also be working on economic recovery opportunities for those who have been affected by the pandemic, legislation to ensure voters can safely and easily cast their ballots for the upcoming November general election, and we will be working on the state's hospital assessment program to ensure our hospitals — including our safety-net hospitals— have the funding needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

I will be sending out more updates as progress is made in Springfield. I hope that you and your family stay healthy, stay indoors, and stay safe during these difficult times.

St. Augustine College is offering free carpentry and electrical pre-apprenticeship programs starting July 15. Please see...
05/14/2020

St. Augustine College is offering free carpentry and electrical pre-apprenticeship programs starting July 15. Please see the flyer below for more information.

Yesterday Governor JB Pritzker announced the Restore Illinois plan, which is a plan to safely reintroduce the parts of o...
05/06/2020

Yesterday Governor JB Pritzker announced the Restore Illinois plan, which is a plan to safely reintroduce the parts of our lives that have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about it below.

We have to figure out how to live with COVID-19 until it can be vanquished – and to do so in a way that best supports our residents’ health and our healthcare systems, and saves the most lives.

With that in mind, I'm introducing our framework for moving forward: Restore Illinois.

Restore Illinois is a public health plan to safely reintroduce the parts of our lives that have been put on hold. Science and data are our overarching guardrails, and we also listened to organizations, school leaders, businesses & elected officials from across the state.

This data-driven plan follows the best epidemiological recommendations, but it’s also inspired by people across our state who carry real passion to make sure that their communities can begin thriving again even in the face of this pandemic.

This is also a regional plan. We're one Illinois, but we are also one Illinois made up of of 60,000 square miles – and reality on the ground looks different across our state. We're looking at the state as four regions, each of which can move through phases at different times.

Restore Illinois operates with five phases, beginning with a state of “Rapid Spread” when we imposed our original Stay at Home order, and ending with a fully reopened economy in a post-COVID-19 world.

In Phase 1 – or where we were from early March to April 30 – we moved to minimum essential operations to bend the curve, curtail the rapid spread of the virus and give us time to expand hospital capacity. We’ve been through this phase once, and no one wants to go backward.

We entered Phase 2 on May 1st with our modified Stay at Home order. Many of our mitigations are similar to Phase 1, but adjustments were made to offer flexibility where public health experts told us we could.

Regions that meet certain thresholds over the next few weeks will be able to move to Phase 3. Non-essential manufacturing and other businesses can reopen, including barbershops and salons. State parks can open. All public gatherings of 10 people or fewer can now take place.

In Phase 4, a region would need to see continued declines in its positivity rate and hospitalizations and maintain surge capacity, and if so, restaurants, bars, spas, cinemas, theaters, retail and health & fitness clubs can open with new capacity limits and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) safety guidance.

This phase is called "Revitalization" because it's when everyone in Illinois will be rebuilding what school and work will look like for a while, until we reach the other side of this pandemic.

The only way we can cross into Phase 5 – Illinois Restored, with all sectors of the economy running with completely normal operations – is with a vaccine, or a widely available and highly effective treatment, or with the elimination of any new cases over a sustained period.

Just as public health indicators will tell us when to move forward, at any time, they could also signal that we need to move backward. If the virus begins to attack more people or the health care systems are heading toward becoming overwhelmed, swift action will need to be taken.

I spent decades in business, so I understand the urge to try and flip the switch and reopen our entire economy.

Here’s the problem: that switch simply does not exist with a virus that can’t currently be eliminated by medical science.

I won’t open the door to overwhelming our hospital system and potentially tens of thousands of additional deaths by exposing everyone to the virus today just because a loud but tiny minority would like to indulge in that fantasy.

I know this is difficult. This virus has uprooted lives & caused immeasurable hardship for millions in our state.

But I still believe that our strongest weapon against COVID-19 is one that this virus can never take away from us: the strength of the people who call Illinois home.

Illinoisans have always believed it is possible to create a better future and to build a better tomorrow.

I believe in you, now more than ever.

And together – we will finish the work we are in.

#AllInIllinois

Small Business Loans are available again to help keep your workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. ...
04/30/2020

Small Business Loans are available again to help keep your workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Please find more information here ➡️ https://bit.ly/PPPLoans

04/23/2020
During this time of social distancing, many of our habits have needed to change. What changes have you made that have al...
04/22/2020

During this time of social distancing, many of our habits have needed to change. What changes have you made that have also resulted in a positive impact for our environment?

Together, we can make our planet greener and healthier. Happy Earth Day to all. #EarthDay2020

In addition to our physical health, we also must address the effects this pandemic may have on our mental health. Resour...
04/14/2020

In addition to our physical health, we also must address the effects this pandemic may have on our mental health. Resources are available. Please seek help and get the support you need.

¿Tiene estrés o problemas emocionales derivados del COVID-19? DHS presentó una línea de mensajes de texto para ayuda emocional, Call4Calm. Escriba en el mensaje de texto “HABLAR” al 5-5-2-0-2-0 para recibir ayuda en español.

Los residentes de Illinois recibirán una llamada en las próximas 24 horas de un centro de atención mental. También puede mandar un texto al 5-5-2-0-2-0 con las palabras “Unemployment” (desempleo), “Food” (comida) o “Shelter” (refugio) para recibir información sobre cómo acceder apoyos y servicios.

The American Diabetes Association is providing support and guidance to constituents impacted by diabetes, who are at hig...
04/07/2020

The American Diabetes Association is providing support and guidance to constituents impacted by diabetes, who are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.

You can access helpful resources, understand your risk, know your legal rights, and connect with community at: www.diabetes.org/coronavirus

04/05/2020
Omar Aquino
04/03/2020

Omar Aquino

Census Day is today! Fill out your census online in just minutes here: https://www.2020census.gov/The census is how the ...
04/01/2020
2020 Census | United States Census Bureau

Census Day is today! Fill out your census online in just minutes here: https://www.2020census.gov/

The census is how the federal government determines funding for state and community programs like Medicaid, highway infrastructure, and programs that assist low-income households and our communities of color. It is important that we all fill it out, be counted, and ensure we receive the funding we need. #CensusDay2020

Learn about the 2020 Census - how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.

Today, Governor Pritzker announced an extension of the Shelter in Place order through April 30. We must all continue to ...
03/31/2020

Today, Governor Pritzker announced an extension of the Shelter in Place order through April 30. We must all continue to stay indoors except for essential activities, wash our hands, and practice social distancing to protect our community from COVID-19.

For more information please visit https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/

03/23/2020
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Univision Chicago

El gobernador J.B. Pritzker y funcionarios de salud pública del estado dan una actualización sobre la pandemia del coronavirus

Together we can stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community. Please follow these steps to keep yourself and ot...
03/19/2020

Together we can stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community. Please follow these steps to keep yourself and others safe.

Good morning, please observe the following steps to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We can do this if everybody does their part. Stay safe.

Today we have 2 civic duties to perform: voting and social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. I just c...
03/17/2020

Today we have 2 civic duties to perform: voting and social distancing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. I just cast my vote today, and hope you do the same! #VOTE

For Illinois Residents who are temporarily out of work because of job closings do to Covid-19, unemployment insurance is...
03/16/2020

For Illinois Residents who are temporarily out of work because of job closings do to Covid-19, unemployment insurance is available. Please see the images below for information on how to apply.

In order to combat #COVID19, all bars & restaurants in Illinois will close for on-site consumption, starting at 9 p.m. on Monday, March 16 through March 30.

During this time, customers may order food for delivery or takeout.

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Para combatir #COVID19, todos los bares y restaurantes en Illinois cerrarán por consumo en el lugar, a partir de las 9 p.m. del Lunes 16 hasta el 30 de Marzo.

Durante este tiempo, los clientes pueden pedir comida para entrega o para llevar.

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Please vote NO to HB 163!! Information on HB 163 Late on January 5th, the Illinois General Assembly filed a 611-pagebill that eliminates law enforcement as we know it from every community in the State. The Illinois G.A. has until January 13thto pass legislation before the next duly elected General Assembly takes office. Senate Amendment Number Two to House Bill 163 radically changes law enforcement, victim services, criminal proceedings and the protections of every law enforcement officer in the State, regardless of employment as a peace officer, deputy, trooper, university police officer, corrections officer, court security officer or other law enforcement. Through 611 pages, HB 163 eliminates all protections from law enforcement officers. It eliminates officer’s ability to pursue their job without civil liability, it eliminates the ability of officers to pursue collective bargaining agreements, it invalidates the constitutionally protected due process of officers and it substantially increases the costs for employers of law enforcement officers. Specifically, SB 163 does the following: •Eliminates Qualified Immunity for police officers, making them civilly liable to siren chasing trial lawyers. •Eliminates Officer’s rights to Collectively Bargain, creating a “special class” of public employee who does not have these rights in Illinois. •Eliminates impartial arbitration over burdensome residency requirements. •Allows for unrestricted and ungoverned disciplinary policies of law enforcement officers. •Prohibits departments from taking advantage of cost saving federal surplus programs. •Allows officers to be punished or fired based on anonymous and unsubstantiated or unverifiable complaints. •Mandates that those unsubstantiated and unverified complaints be kept,to be used against officers, forever, with no destruction and no limits on how they can be utilized to inflict harm on officers. •Substantially increases both initial and ongoing education requirements with no money to pay for the increased costs and no assurances that the courses will even be offered. •Mandates the use of body cameras by all departments for every officer with no money to pay for the cost of those cameras. •Defunds any department that does not comply 100% with the draconian requirements of the legislation. •Eliminates funding for law enforcement agencies•Eliminates Cash Bail•Enacts multiple benefits for felons. •Prohibits use of force in almost all situations, and makes officers criminally liable for virtually any use of force. •Removes prohibitions against obstructing police officers •Charges officers with Official Misconduct, a class 3 felony, for trivial and incidental issues. The fight over this bill is a fight to save law enforcement. If we lose this fight, it might as well be a crime to be a law enforcement officer in Illinois. This is not police reform. This is an attack on the law enforcement profession which will not only destroy your livelihood, but also endangers the safety of the citizens throughout Illinois. Sit back, remain quiet and do nothing and your career in law enforcement, as you know it, will come to an end. We are asking you to fight for your livelihood,fight for the safety of you and your families by contacting your Senator and Representative to implore that they do not hand this state over to the felons while criminalizing our profession. Included are some simple instructions to help you, your friends, your coworkers and your family members in helping to save Illinois from this destructive agenda. We are all counting on you... we are all counting on each other.
Mr. Aquino; While I appreciate the work Chicago has done to reduce the exorbitant and prohibitive cost of city stickers, the recent $50 increase in our vehicle registration cost has completely undone any gains that were made from this. there is simply zero reason for our vehicle registration to go up $50 in one year when the cost of that registration was already one of the highest in the country. and during this pandemic it's creating a lot of issues for a lot of people. please work on correcting this. It is absolutely unconscionable. I may live in Chicago, but I grew up in a rural area and I know how important it is to have a vehicle or else you don't work. if we can't stop raising the cost of these basic legal requirements to where only the upper middle class can reasonably afford it, we're going to continue to have gross inequality problems in this state. please do your part to correct this.
Obviously you want to destroy this state! Property taxes are so bad that people are leaving this state in droves, older people who have paid off their house are loosing their homes cause they can’t afford taxes and YOU want to squander money on illegals who don’t pay taxes! That is or should be criminal and is for sure traitorous!🤬
So let me get this straight. 2 days in a row a Chicago Dem proposed a bill to raise gas tax and other vehicle cost and today you proposed a bill giving undocumented immigrants student loans. How is any of this fair or justified for any of us that have been suffering raising taxes and raising cost of living year in and year out. People are leaving Illinois by the thousands every year and it is because of this. Like I told the other guy I rarely vote red but y'all are making really hard to not want to.
You are a personal disgrace for support of compulsory education in SB2075. I demand your immediate resignation for support of kidnapping and rape. You may not use military for to support your union cohorts' job schemes. You may not us government to punish people for saying no to your fake education. Your facts are fake. Your science is fake. Your legitimacy to hold office is fake. Resign. Crook!
I would like to talk to you in person about SB24 (2 man crews). When will you be in your Chicago office again?
The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation's Conference is next Friday - November 16, 2018 in Oak Brook! Register TODAY at www.illcf.net
It will be great to have high speed rail state of Illinois
Since I cannot find anything specific on your page... I want to know more about your support and sponsorship of SB 3249. Do you have examples of the books you would like to see being taught in schools? Do you have curriculum examples? Would parents be able to opt out of biased instruction? Also, why is it blank in the description area when you pull it up under the scheduled committee meeting? Only the bill number is shown to be discussed during the Education Hearing Apr 10 2018 1:30PM Capitol 212 Springfield, IL - Senate Floor Amendment 1.
So where do you stand on this?
Senate sponsors: Kwame Raoul Antonio Munoz Omar Aquino House sponsors: Jim Durkin Jamie M. Andrade Jr John M. Cabello Patricia R. Bellock David Harris Tom Demmer Barbara Wheeler Michael P. McAuliffe, Brian Stewart Gov. Bruce Rauners Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform {CJSR) was highly acclaimed and praised when it released its final report with recommendations in December of 2016. One of the commission’s recommendations (Reform #19) was that Truth In Sentencing (TIS) laws be relaxed as follows: 100% to serve no less than 90%; 85% no less than 75%; 75% no less than 60%. The CJSR made a strong case for extending the ability to earn sentence credit to inmates sentenced under TIS (pages 55-60). On page 59, they state, “These restrictions are counterproductive.---“ Your Senate Bill 1722 granted the ability to earn credit to inmates sentenced at 75%, but specifically excluded the other categories. May we inquire why you chose to ignore the CJSR recommendations for the 100% and 85% inmates? Would (are) you consider an amendment to include the 100% and 85% inmates? Including the 100% and the 85% TIS inmates would help to significantly reduce the overcrowded prison system, and potentially save hundreds of millions of dollars. Respectfully, William Oliver Deere
Were you aware that property taxes were already going up in our district when you voted for an income tax hike?