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    • On Mike Madigan's watch... - Chicago Tribune August 3, 2017
      Chicago TribuneOn Mike Madigan's watch...Chicago TribuneIllinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie). (Posted by David Ormsby, Community Contributor). Eric Zorn. For my Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 column, I reached out to the leading Democratic gubernatorial candidates to ask for their responses to ...and more »
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      Chicagomag.comWhat Happened to Illinois's Medical Cannabis Advisory Board?Chicagomag.comLast spring, three advocates for the state's medical marijuana program received a call from Democratic State Representative Lou Lang, the architect of Illinois's medical cannabis pilot program. Lang told the group, which included Leslie Mendoza Temple ...an […]
    • Special Session Day 3: Education funding bill sets up another tax increase, lawmaker warns - Illinois News Network July 29, 2017
      Illinois News NetworkSpecial Session Day 3: Education funding bill sets up another tax increase, lawmaker warnsIllinois News NetworkLou Lang, D-Chicago, said after the House adjourned for the weekend. "Some schools in the state will open for a few months without state money, some may open all year. Some won't open at all." Lang blamed Rauner f […]
    • Postcard to Boston: Wish you were here, legislators - Chicago Tribune August 7, 2017
      Chicago TribunePostcard to Boston: Wish you were here, legislatorsChicago TribuneEmanuel Chris Welch, D-Hillside, in a Twitter post with a photo of him and Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, inside the Boston Red Sox's famed stadium Sunday. Yet the public schools in Welch's and Lang's districts likely won't receive timely payments from the ...and m […]
    • Illinois Democrats rally at Chairman's Brunch at State Fair - WLS-TV August 17, 2017
      WLS-TVIllinois Democrats rally at Chairman's Brunch at State FairWLS-TV"This group of 1800 would tell you that we've had no organizers ever that have been as good to the Democratic Party as Bruce Rauner and Donald Trump," said Illinois Rep. Lou Lang (D) of Skokie. Part of that effort clearly will involve trying to ...and more »
    • Morning Spin: Rauner repeats erroneous tax assessment charge against Speaker Madigan - Chicago Tribune August 15, 2017
      Chicago TribuneMorning Spin: Rauner repeats erroneous tax assessment charge against Speaker MadiganChicago TribuneRep. Lou Lang, a Democrat from Skokie who serves as a top deputy on Madigan's leadership team, called the allegation “a huge stretch.” “The levy is the levy. This does not take away a single dollar from the school district,” Lang said. “It […]
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      Suburban ChicagolandDavid OrmsbySuburban Chicagoland... Home Association, Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association, TASC, Inc., United HealthCare Illinois, Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo, LLC, DelGaldo Law Group, City of Chicago Heights, City of Berwyn, House Deputy Majority Lou Lang, State Rep.
    • Education Funding Reform Bill Sent To Governor Rauner - eNews Park Forest August 1, 2017
      eNews Park ForestEducation Funding Reform Bill Sent To Governor RaunereNews Park ForestSchool District 163 average property tax bill, education funding reform A breakdown of the average property tax bill for Park Forest residents of School District 163 shows that 55% of taxes collected go to school districts. (Park Forest 2017-2018 Budget).and more »
    • Representative Lou Lang on the Illinois budget impasse: “It's part of an orchestrated decision by the Rauner ... - WGN Radio June 15, 2017
      WGN RadioRepresentative Lou Lang on the Illinois budget impasse: “It's part of an orchestrated decision by the Rauner ...WGN RadioSome are embarrassed that the state of Illinois is being pulled from the lottery. And the Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that all construction in Illinois may stop if there is still no budget by the end o […]
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About State Rep. Lou Lang

Since he was first elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1987, Lou Lang has established himself as one of the Legislature’s most outspoken and prolific members, and a leader on issues critical to the people of Illinois.

Serving the 16th House District of Illinois (including Skokie, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, a part of the 49th

State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie)

State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie)

and most of the 50th Wards in the City of Chicago), Lang has made his mark fighting for seniors, women, working families and the educational priorities of our state. 

He led the effort to end senior abuse in nursing homes, increase funding for the state’s “Meals-on-Wheels” program and make relief from the high cost of prescription drugs a reality for seniors.  Lou is the acknowledged leader in Illinois for mental health reform.  He has been a staunch defender of a woman’s right to make reproductive choices and is currently the lead sponsor in the House to officially ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in Illinois. 

He is also has a very strong record on economic development issues, chairing the Illinois House Gaming Committee and being a lead sponsor on bills designed to create tax credits for film productions in Illinois.

His record in Springfield has made him a rising star within the Democratic Party and helped propel him to House Democratic Floor Leader in 1993 and Assistant Majority Leader in 1997, positions he continues to hold to this date.

In March, 2006, Lou was elected Democratic Committeeman of Niles Township, a post which has worked to make him a strong leader on political, as well as public policy issues.

For more information, contact Lou at (847) 673-7779 or at reploulang@aol.com.


6 Responses

  1. Hello Rep. Lang,

    I was curious about a bill you sponsored. Will SB 744 allow for a land-based casino in Rockford, IL? Also, what is the status of this bill?

    Best Regards,

    Wade Johnston

  2. Springfield is celebrating the new 99% interest rate cap on installment loans, but are you aware that companieis offering PLRA loans can make them 6 month products with an effective interest rate of 406.%. Basically very little was accomplished.

  3. The Tribune’s article today about a pending law change to the Illinois foreclosure law was very unclear. The Bill number was not included, and the summary of the exisiing law and the proposed changes made no sense. Can you help here?


    Tom Jacobs

  4. Good for you in writing a “Letter To The Editor.”
    Don’t people realize that everything regarding
    Video gaming is computerized? Haven’t we had enough of the holier than thou thinking?

  5. Rep Lang, one of the major problems facing the state are the current pension obligations. I am aware the there is an ammendment to the state constitution which prohibits any changes. In retrospect, that ammendment was clearly self serving to the politicians and the state employees and should be repealed. I would like to know if you are willing to sponsor a repeal of that ammendment?
    If Quinn is sincere about making any effort to reduce the outrageous deficit, this would be a important step. For the state to borrow 15B is an abuse of power and irresponsible.

  6. raise the debt ceiling. please keep social security, medicare and medicaid. no more funding cuts. thank you.

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