State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch will be the keynote speaker at the Town of Cicero’s Annual Commemoration celebrating the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020.
Welch has been a State Representative from the Illinois 7th District since 2013. He serves on several key House Committees, including Executive, Revenue, Cities and Villages, Counties and Townships, and Higher Education. Welch serves as Chair of the House Executive Committee. He previously served as Chair of the House Higher Education Committee, where he led efforts to pass historic legislation like the four-year map grant award and the AIM High Scholarship. He also served as Co-Chair of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Educational Success Transition Committee
The Commemoration begins at 11 AM at the Cicero Community Center, 2250 S. 49th Ave, followed by food and refreshments afterward.
The Town of Cicero has been celebrating King’s legacy since 2006 and is only one of a few suburban Chicago communities that recognizes Dr. King’s activism for human and civil rights.