Photo Gallery – 2017

December 6, 2017 – Rep. Ford hosts a Town Hall Meeting on proposed increases in check cashing charges at currency exchanges, Chicago.

December 2, 2017 -Rep. Ford hosts a program on the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery at Westside Health Authority, Chicago.

November 9, 2017 -Rep. Ford speaks with and supports people experiencing homelessness, advocating for health care for the homeless, Springfield.

November 8, 2017 -Rep. Ford is joined by Illinois Fathers for Equality and Families for Equality in support of his legislation for parental equality, HB4113, Springfield.

November 3-4, 2017 – Rep. Ford contributes to the 2017 Great Lakes Forum organized by the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, Chicago. 

October 17, 2017 -Rep. Ford hosts a Banks Action Day for more than 30 community members, Chicago. 

October 13, 2017 – Rep. Ford joins Senator Durbin and others at a press conference to discuss pay-day lenders, Chicago. (photo courtesy of Woodstock Institute)

October 11, 2017 -Rep. Ford is part of the Governor’s Opioid Prevention and Intervention Task Force Listening Tour – Chicago Field Hearing – to hear testimony on the opioid epidemic, Dirksen Federal Courthouse, Chicago. 

October 8-10, 2017 – Rep. Ford discusses budgetary and policy issues at the States Innovation Exchange (SiX), Washington, D.C . 

October 7, 2017 – Rep. Ford receives the Advocate for Recovery Award, Chicago. (Some photos courtesy of Vantage Clinical Consulting) 

October 6, 2017 – Rep. Ford hosts a meeting for contractors, Chicago. 

September 22, 2017 – Rep. Ford joins others to congratulate Housing Forward at their new offices on Roosevelt Road in his district, Oak Park. 

September 8, 2017 – Rep. Ford’s House Bill 213 to ensure lottery money goes to schools is signed into law, Chicago. 

September 4, 2017 – Labor Day – Rep. La Shawn K. Ford calls for the nation’s only black labor history museum, Chicago’s National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, to be recognized and given State Pubic Museum Status designation, Chicago.

August 31, 2017 – Rep. Ford hosts a community meeting on the new budget for the state of Illinois and the new education funding bill, Chicago. 

August 26, 2017 – Rep. Ford organizes community members and organizations on a March for Peace, Chicago.

August 26, 2017 – Rep. Ford joins Terence McGee to host the Back to School Throwdown, Chicago.

August 24, 2017 –  Rep. Ford asks Governor Rauner about his view of the Illinois Policy Institute cartoon, Chicago. (photo credit: Tina Sfondeles)

August 19, 2017 – Rep. Ford joins Congressman Danny K. Davis at his Annual Back-To-School Parade, Chicago.

August 18, 2017 -Rep. Ford speaks at press conference on state funding for education, Chicago. (credit: GQ Photography)

August 9, 2017 – Rep. Ford, a member of the House Committee on Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education, hears testimony at a Committee Hearing about SB1 and funding for education in Illinois, Chicago.

August 3-4, 2017 -Rep. Ford participates in the National Council of Environmental Legislators annual meeting in Boston, and visits the House Chambers of Massachusetts and New Hampshire and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.

July 26, 2017 – Rep. Ford speaks against the inflow of guns into Chicago.

July 18, 2017 – Rep. Ford celebrates the 4th Anniversary of the naming of Mandela Road with the re-dedication of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Chieftain statue, Chicago.

July 15, 2017 – Rep. Ford celebrates La Grange Park’s 125th Anniversary, La Grange Park.

July 15, 2017 -Rep. Ford supports A Safe Haven by running in their 5K run, Chicago.

July 4, 2017 -Rep. Ford hosts his annual Fourth of July block party at his home, Chicago.

July 3, 2017 – Rep. Ford authored legislation designating July 3 as Re-Entry Day in Illinois – Town Hall Meeting and Restorative Justice Summit at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, while Rep. Ford was working for a state budget in Springfield.

June 28, 2017 – Rep. Ford hosts a Community Service Day, Chicago.

June 19, 2017 – Rep. Ford hosts a Juneteenth Breakfast meeting, Chicago.

June 12, 2017 -Rep. Ford speaks against the inflow of guns into Chicago’s West Side at press conference with the Chicago Police Department at Loretto Hospital, Chicago.

June 7, 2017 – Rep. Ford leads a discussion about how to promote Blues Tourism for the West Side, Chicago.

May 30, 2017 – Rep. Ford meets Boy Scouts at the Illinois Capitol Building, Springfield, IL.

May 25, 2017 – Rep. Ford chairs the House Restorative Justice Committee Hearing on Child Support, Springfield, IL.

May 14, 2017 – Rep. Ford hosts 165 people for a Happy Mother’s Day Celebration Brunch, Chicago.

May 12, 2017 – Rep. Ford meets with family medicine resident doctors on health care issues, Springfield.

May 8, 2017 – Rep. Ford hosts an event for jobs in transportation, Chicago. 

April 22, 2017 – Rep. Ford leads a team to sweep up trash at Lake and Central for Earth Day 2017, Chicago.

April 20, 2017 – Rep. Ford joins Rep. Lilly for a Town Hall Meeting on Health Care Access and the Affordable Care Act; presentation by Nadeen Israel, EverThrive-Illinois.

April 20, 2017 – Rep. Ford serves on the Human Services-Appropriations Committee and hears testimony at a Hearing, Chicago.

April 18, 2017 -Rep. Ford hosts the West Side Heroin Task Force Town Hall Meeting at Malcolm X College, Chicago.

April 12, 2017 – Rep. Ford supports the peaceful community protest against violence at Lake and Central, Chicago.

April 1, 2017 – Rep. Ford is honored to give the Keynote Address at the 49th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remembrance and Commemoration Dinner sponsored by the Illinois Commission on Diversity and Human Relations, Chicago.

March 29, 2017 – Rep. Ford meets with Professor Christine Smith and her nursing students from North Park University, Springfield.

March 12, 2017 – Rep. Ford discusses the issues on the Darryl Cook Radio Show, 106.3 FM, Chicago.

February 28, 2017 -Rep. Ford, NAACP and Chicago Realist host a Town Hall on the State of Housing in Black America, Chicago.

February 11, 2017 – Rep. Ford holds a Town Hall Meeting on child care and other issues at Oak Park & River Forest Day Nursery, Oak Park.

January 16, 2017 – Rep. Ford teams with Lynn Allen to host his 10th Annual HEALTH CHALLENGE honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Oak Park.

January 11, 2017 – Rep. Ford takes the oath of office at the Inauguration of the 100th General Assembly of the state of Illinois, Springfield.

January 10, 2017 – Rep. Ford finishes the 99th General Assembly with 10 years of service and 10 years of results.