ILBC 100th General Assembly Directory ILBC_Directory_2017 - Page 6

Leader Profiles Formally established in 1967, the primary mission of the ILBC is to assure that the interest of African- American citizens are given equitable representation in the General Assembly and that legislative action is directed to address those interests. For 50 years, the ILBC has represented the interests of Illinois citizens. Through the efforts of the Caucus, tremendous strides have been made in the areas of housing, health and welfare, education, employment and minority business enterprise. Today, 10 black senators and 20 black representatives comprise the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus. Page 4