Small business owner.

Community leader.

Problem solver.

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I'm Yoni Pizer, your new State Representative and the first openly gay person to ever represent our District in Springfield. Together with my husband, Brad Lippitz, I have raised and educated our two sons here, created and built small businesses here, coached soccer here, worshiped here, and loved, lived and breathed the dynamic and diverse culture of this incredible community. 


After decades of involvement in our community, I'm honored to have the opportunity to step up and serve our community. I'm looking forward to continuing the long tradition of effective, honest and progressive representation of the 12th district.


At this moment in our country and state, the role of an active, involved, and dedicated state representative is crucial. We need someone who represents the values, priorities, and passions of this district and who will ensure that these values are translated into real and meaningful change. Someone who understands the challenges we all face with rising property taxes, small businesses and job creation, and attacks on ourselves and our rights. I will ensure that those who call our district home will have a keen ear and a strong voice in me.  


Please join me and help continue the fight for our shared progressive values.


Your neighbor, 

12th District Newsletter



A resident  and community activist in the 12th District for over 27 years, Jonathan "Yoni" Pizer and his husband Brad Lippitz are pillars of the community where they raised their two sons, Max (19) and Jack (16). Yoni, who earned an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management after studying economics at the University of Wisconsin, has a long and distinguished record as both a small business owner and a community leader. Yoni has proudly served as the Community Liaison for Congressman Mike Quigley for over 5 years. In this capacity, Yoni has been the Congressman's eyes and ears, meeting with constituents, formulating policy, and insuring that the Congressman is well-versed and up-to-date on issues affecting the community he serves. Prior to that, Yoni owned and operated a supermarket supply company for 20 years. Representing the 12th District in Springfield at this critical time for our city, state and country allows Yoni to capitalize on his years of experience in these fields to best serve the district. With disturbing increases in hate crimes targeting LGBTQ communities, spikes in anti-Semitic incidents throughout the north side, and efforts to roll back hard-fought successes protecting reproductive health access, Yoni's experience and voice is needed in Springfield now more than ever.
Yoni has a long and extensive history of commitment to issues important to the 12th District. Yoni has convened countless distinguished public servants who have been in his home where they have met new and committed supporters, discussed issues of concern to their constituents, and addressed their future policy goals. Yoni is also active with several non-for-profit organizations, including Equality IllinoisHoward Brown HealthCenter on HalstedChicago House, Human Rights Campaign, Lambda Legal, Personal PAC, and ACLU of Illinois. Yoni has done grass-roots campaigning and organizing for Democratic presidential candidates for several decades. Now, as your State Representative, Yoni is fighting for the issues important to the 12th District.



11/09/2020 - Election Results, Grant Programs for Restaurants & Bars, Facebook Settlement

11/02/2020 - Polling Place Information, Voting Promotions

10/28/2020 - Economic Recovery Letter For Illinois Hospitality Industry

10/27/2020 - New COVID-19 Restrictions, Drive-In Flu Shot, Domestic Violence Virtual Event

10/20/2020 - Uptown Schools Town Hall, Drive-Up Flu Shots, Restaurant Worker Relief Fund

10/13/2020 - Early Voting in Chicago Begins Tomorrow, GCNA Annual Meeting, Flu Shots 

10/06/2020 - Small Business Workshops for Women, Prescription Drug Takeback Program 

09/29/2020 - Remote Learning Forum, "College is Everything", and Small Business E-Expo

09/23/2020 - Remote Learning, Business Interruption Grants, Census, and Vote-by-Mail

09/21/2020 - Illinois House LGBTQ Caucus Condemns Remarks Made by Rep. Amy Grant

09/15/2020 - BYC Groundbreaking, School Supply Drives, and COVID-19 Childcare Resources

09/09/2020 - Center on Halsted, Lovin' Lakeview Campaign, and Census Data Tracking

08/31/2020 - Airbnb Reform, Howard Brown Health Live Chat, LGBTQ Business Bootcamp

08/24/2020 - Ethics Reform, CPS Family Assistance Survey, Financial Help for LGBT Seniors

08/17/2020 - SNAP Online Update, Upcoming CPS meetings, and Housing Assistance

08/13/2020 - Coalition of Democratic Lawmakers Propose Sweeping Ethics Reforms

08/10/2020 - Safety Update, New Public Health Guidance, Scooters Returning August 12

08/03/2020 - IHDA Mortgage Aid, Utility Billing Relief Program, CPS Fall Reopening Plans

07/31/2020 - Rep. Pizer Calls for Speaker Madigan's Resignation

07/29/2020 - Joint Statement on Lurie's New Policy on Intersex Children's Care

07/27/2020 - Housing Assistance Increase, Contact-Tracing Expansion, IDES Fraud Issues

07/22/2020 - Progressive Caucus Response to Federal Deployment in Chicago

07/20/2020 - New COVID Mitigation Strategies, Childcare Resources, IDES System Updates

07/20/2020 - Statement on Federal investigation Involving Speaker Madigan, ComEd

07/13/2020 - Resources for COVID-19 Recovery and Workers' Protections

07/08/2020 - CEJA in the Time of a Pandemic: A Virtual Town Hall Event

07/02/2020 - Independence Day Office Closure

06/29/2020 - Community Reminders & Looking Ahead This Summer

06/22/2020 - Illinois and Chicago Set to Enter Phase 4 of Reopening Plans this Friday

06/17/2020 - Can't Stop Our Pride Virtual Celebration with Equality Illinois

06/15/2020 - District Update: Reopening Guidance & Safety Recommendations

06/08/2020 - Addressing Injustice in Our Communities

06/02/2020 - District Updates: Coronavirus, Protests, and Plans to Reopen

06/01/2020 - Protest Advisory in the 12th District

05/28/2020 - Legislative Session Virtual Recap

05/25/2020 - Updates from Springfield: Session Wrap-up Report

05/22/2020 - Updates from Springfield: Friday Session Report

05/21/2020 - Updates from Springfield: Mid-Session Report

05/19/2020 - 12th District Updates: Springfield Session and Legislative Priorities

05/13/2020 - Returning to Springfield Next Week & Latest COVID-19 Report

05/11/2020 - "Drag Up" The Census Event

05/08/2020 - COVID-19 Update

05/05/2020 - COVID-19 Update

05/01/2020 - COVID-19 Update

04/29/2020 - Coronavirus Update

04/24/2020 - COVID-19 Update

04/21/2020 - COVID-19 General Update

04/17/2020 - COVID-19 Update

04/16/2020 - Information for Independent Contractors and Unemployment FAQs

04/14/2020 - COVID-19 Updates and Reminders

04/10/2020 - Join Me Next Week for a Mental Health Town Hall

04/06/2020 - Help Us Check In On Our Senior Neighbors

04/03/2020 - COVID-19 Update

03/30/2020 - Coronavirus Update

03/27/2020 - 12th District Update

03/26/2020 - Coronavirus Update

03/25/2020 - Coronavirus Update

03/24/2020 - Coronavirus Update

03/23/2020 - Coronavirus Update

03/22/2020 - Coronavirus Weekend Update

03/20/2020 - Coronavirus Update

03/19/2020 - Coronavirus Update

03/18/2020 - Coronavirus Update - FAQs and Unemployment Information

03/17/2020 - Coronavirus Update

03/16/2020 - Coronavirus Update

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State Rep. Yoni Pizer
3223 N. Sheffield Ave. Suite A

Chicago, IL 60657

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(773) 348-8974