Photo Gallery – 2015 (Jan – June)

June 27, 2015 – Rep. Ford speaks at Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Chicago.

June 26, 2015 – Rep. Ford rallies community advocates led by the South Austin Coalition Community Council (SACCC) to protest proposed cuts to services, Chicago.

June 22, 2015 – Rep. Ford is joined by Rep. Durkin and others for the ribbon cutting of Studio 10 West at the La Grange Public Library.  Rep. Ford was instrumental in securing funding for this program. Photos courtesy of La Grange Public Library.

June 20, 2015 – Rep. Ford is honored at the Black Wall Street Celebration in Tulsa, Oklahoma for his work on increasing awareness of the 1921 race riots in Greenwood, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

June 20, 2015 – Rep. Ford visits students at Oliver Wendell Holmes Elementary School, Chicago.  Students had written Rep. Ford letters, and they received certificates in return.  Photos courtesy of the school.

June 20, 2015 – Rep. Ford joins the walkers at the 30th Annual Hunger Walk of the Greater Chicago Food Depository, Soldier Field, Chicago.

June 16, 2015 – Celebrating the Chicago Blackhawks win of the Stanley Cup, Springfield.

June 15, 2015 – Rep. Ford joins the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Salvation Army, with Keynote Address by General Colin Powell, Chicago.

June 10-12, 2015 – Rep. Ford goes to Washington, D.C. to advocate for criminal justice reform and a variety of urban affairs issues as a panelist with the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies at Georgetown University and a meeting at the White House.

June 8, 2015 – Rep. Ford joins colleagues to support public education at Raise Your Hand event, Chicago.

June 6, 2015 – Rep. Ford joins state Senator Patricia Van Pelt, state Rep. Pamela Reaves-Harris, Alderman Michael Scott, Jr. at the Chicago Defender Lemonade Day in Garfield Park, Chicago.

June 6, 2015 – Rep. Ford and the Austin Parent Political University presents The New Face of Heroin, sponsored by Austin Coalition on Healthy Lifestyles, Voice Newspapers, TASC, Gateway Foundation, and Prevention Partnership, Inc,., at Austin Town Hall, Chicago.

June 1, 2015 – Rep. Ford hears from constituents who call into WVON Radio, Chicago.

May 25, 2015 – Rep. Ford passes two bills during House Session on Memorial Day, May 25, 2015.

May 21, 2015 – Rep. Ford visits with community members and Westside Health Authority in Springfield.

May 16, 2015 – Rep. Ford attends a meeting of Black Wall Street, Chicago.

May 16, 2015 – Rep. Ford at Peace Pilgrimage with parishes St. Catherine-St. Lucy, Ascension and St. Martin de Porres, remembering victims of violence through the Quilt project, Chicago.

May 16, 2015 – Rep. Ford at the dedication of the Memorial Brick for community activist James Deanes, Chicago.

May 16, 2015 – Rep. Ford at the SRHAC Plaza Arms Community Event, Chicago, with Boy Scout Troop 606.

May 15, 2015 – Rep. Ford with members of the House on Go Gray Day, for Pediatric Brain Tumor Research.  Reps. Welch, Ford and Moylan on the floor of the House, Springfield.  See the HR413 introduced by Rep. Fran Hurley:  http://ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocTypeID=HR&DocNum=413&GAID=13&SessionID=88&LegID=91101

May 13, 2015 – Rep. Ford meets with representatives from the Salvation Army, Springfield.

May 5, 2015 – Rep. Ford and the House of Representatives recognize Monique Rucker for her leadership of the subcommittee of Ford’s HIV Community Collaboration which advocated and suggested changes that resulted in the introduction of HB1004, legislation aiming at removing barriers to HIV Screening in Illinois.  Also present is Maurice Chapman.  House Chamber, Springfield.

April 27, 2015 – Rep. Ford and community organizations and members address state budget cuts, Chicago.

April 13, 2015 – Rep. Ford holds his Eighth District Advisory Group Meeting in Oak Park with Village President Anan Abu-Taleb in attendance.

April 11, 2015 – Rep. Ford holds 2015 Restoring Justice Summit, Michele Clark High School, Chicago.

April 1, 2015 – Rep. Ford meets with the Oak Park League of Women Voters, Oak Park.

March 25, 2015 – Rep. Ford speaks with Gov. Rauner about funding for child care and other essential services.

March 12, 2015 – Rep. Ford meets with representatives of the Illinois Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (IAHPERD) at the state Capitol.

March 11, 2015 – Rep. Ford meets with child care advocates Nakisha Hobbs and Tamara Fair, with Speaker Michael J. Madigan.

March 2, 2015 – Rep. Ford meets with his advisers in Veterans Affairs, Health, Higher Education, Early Childhood Education, Parks and Recreation, Youth Engagement, Second Chance/Ex-offenders, Media and Community Engagement, Elementary and Secondary School Education, Housing, Small Business and Workforce Development, Energy and Environment, and Arts and Technology for Youth.

March 2, 2015 – Rep. Ford and advocates push for funding for child care at a press conference, Thompson Center, Chicago.

February 27, 2015 – Rep. Ford and Marissa Terry discuss funding for child care in Illinois on CAN-TV, Chicago.

February 24, 2015 – Rep. Ford and The Chicago Defender host the 5th Meeting of the HIV Community Collaboration, Chicago.  Dr. Mildred Williamson was recognized by Rep. Ford and the House of Representatives.

February 14, 2015 – Rep. Ford hosts the Shape Up the West Side Town Hall Meeting, addressing funding for child care in Illinois, Austin Town Hall, Chicago.

February 10, 2015 – Rep. Ford joins Cheryl Burton, Susan L. Taylor, Rep. Mary Flowers, Com Ed CEO Anne Pramaggiore and others at Black History Month 2015 Event, Looking Ahead, Chicago.

February 6, 2015 – Rep. Ford speaks at the Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Press Conference with Congressman Danny K. Davis at Mile Square Health Center, Chicago.

January 31, 2015 – Rep. Ford views the rehab of his previous office at 5714 W. Division, Chicago, which he has donated to become a community center and day care center.

January 27, 2015 – Rep. Ford meets with Archbishop Blase Cupich and Bishop Joseph Perry at the Archdiocese Breakfast, Chicago.

January 26, 2015 – Rep. Ford joins a Panel Discussion on Community Based Juvenile Justice Reform at the Healthcare Consortium of Illinois’ General Assembly Meeting, Dolton, Illinois.

January 19, 2015 – Rep. Ford attends the Community Renewal Society’s Faith in Action Assembly, Liberty Baptist Church, Chicago.

January 19, 2015 – Rep. Ford holds his 8th Annual HEALTH CHALLENGE to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, at Percy Julian Middle School, Oak Park.

January 17, 2015 – Rep. Ford honors long-time neighbor and community activist Mary Ella McCoy by nominating to have the 800 block of Leclaire Street, Chicago, named Honorary Mary Ella McCoy Way.

January 17, 2015 – Rep. Ford attends the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Breakthrough Urban Ministries FamilyPlex at 3219 W. Carroll Ave, Chicago.

January 16, 2015 – Rep. Ford is honored by the Chicago Defender as one of the 2015 Men of Excellence, Chicago.  Channel 7’s Terrell Brown was also honored.

January 14, 2015 – Rep. Ford is inaugurated as State Representative of the Eighth District for the 99th General Assembly, Springfield.

January 4, 2015 – Rep. Ford organizes a trip to the Harlem Globetrotters for the Boy Scouts.

January 3, 2015 – Rep. Ford and many community organizations and community members participate in Shake Up The West Side Town Hall Meeting, Austin Town Hall, Chicago.

January 3, 2015 – Rep. Ford receives a flag that flew over U.S. Army Reserves operations in Kuwait from Sgt. Jonathan Tate, Rep. Ford’s Community Outreach and Veterans Coordinator, Chicago.