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Representative Yehiel M. Kalish (D)
16th District

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Springfield Office:
Senator 16th District
242-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-1252
District Office:
4508 Oakton St.
Skokie, IL  60076
(847) 673-1131
(847) 982-0393 FAX

Years served: January 2019 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations-Capital; Child Care Access & Early Childhood; Consumer Protection; Elem Sec Ed: Adm., Lic. & Charter; Human Services; Prescription Drug Affordability.

Biography: Business owner; B.A. Hebrew Theological College, MPA Walden University, Certificate of Executive Leadership Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government; ordained rabbi from the Hebrew Theological College in Skokie; first rabbi to take office in the Illinois Legislature; background in political advocacy, business management, and community service; honored by Shaarei Tzedek Mishkan Yair, the Hebrew Theological College, Achiezer, Agudath Israel of America, and the Cincinnati Hebrew Day School for service to community; lives in Chicago with his wife and six children.

Associated Representative(s): Ram Villivalam