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Terra Costa Howard in the news

'Sickened, but not surprised': What lawmakers are saying about new charges against Madigan

Daily Herald, Russell Lissau, October 14, 2022

"Democratic state Rep. Terra Costa Howard of Lombard, who was among the 19 House Democrats who broke with Madigan and demanded a new speaker in 2020, said the latest indictment 'details yet another betrayal of the people's trust by a man who cynically used his leadership position to further enrich the powers-that-be, at our expense.'"

Terra Costa Howard: 2022 candidate for Illinois House 42nd District

Daily Herald, October 13, 2022

Interview with Terra Costa Howard

New Illinois bill to require FOID card owners to reapply at 21

Fox 2 Now, Danny Connolly, September 4, 2022

"A new bill filed by Representative Terra Costa Howard (D-Glen Ellyn) would require young gun owners to apply for a FOID card again after their 21st birthday. She says this proposal would give law enforcement the chance to do another background check. 

'Again and again, we see these heartbreaking crimes committed by young adults with a documented history of threatened and actual violence, including self-harm,” Costa Howard said. “Simply requiring young adults to re-apply for FOID cards after they turn 21 will create an opportunity to spot red flags and intervene to prevent tragedies.'"


Be Your True Self

Texas Woman's Magazine, Spring 2022


Lincoln foundation and Lincoln library give up on reconciliation

Crain's Chicago Business, Steve Johnson, March 31, 2022

"“We just couldn’t get anyone to play nice,” says state Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Lombard, who tried to use her background as a family mediation lawyer to achieve reconciliation as the two sides were breaking up last spring. “It was so acrimonious and they had such bad blood at that point."

DuPage County Historical Museum Honors Women Trailblazers

Daily Herald, Ann Piccininni, March 28, 2022

Rep. Terra Costa Howard was in attendance for the program recognizing the achievements of four Black women veterans on March 6 at the DuPage County Historical Museum.

Lawmakers ask Pritzker to freeze and review infrastructure spending for Madigan’s district

Advantage News - Big Z Media, Greg Bishop, March 8, 2022

Costa Howard joined colleagues calling on Gov Pritzker to review $144 million in state projects tied to indicted former Speaker Mike Madigan.

Legislators React to Former House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Indictment

WTTW, Amanda Vinicky, March 4, 2022

"State Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, was the first to publicly distance herself from Madigan, when in July 2020 she called on him to step down in light of the ComEd scandal."

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