HHMonth 2023 websiteSPRINGFIELD – This Hispanic Heritage Month, members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus are celebrating the history, contributions and influence of the Latino community in Illinois and across the nation.

From sharing stories about their parents who immigrated to the U.S. and worked hard so their children could pursue a better life, to honoring the vast social, cultural, educational and economic contributions of Latino leaders and trailblazers, Illinois’ Democratic Senators take pride in representing their communities in a state where everyone is welcome. Hispanic culture not only strengthens the state, but it is a key component of what makes Illinois unique.

Hispanic Heritage Month – observed between Sept. 15 and Oct. 15 – is a time to acknowledge and commemorate the histories, cultures and contributions of our Hispanic neighbors. This year, we asked Latino Caucus members to share what’s important to them this Hispanic Heritage Month. Check out their responses in the video below. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!