Dear Neighbor,

As state legislators, we do not typically make statements on international issues. This weekend, however, our community was profoundly shaken, saddened, and enraged by the terrorist attacks perpetrated by Hamas against innocent Israeli civilians. Witnessing the devastating loss of innocent lives in the Middle East and knowing that many of our community members are grappling with worry and anguish for their loved ones, we found it necessary to address this deeply troubling situation.

Let us be clear. We wholeheartedly and unequivocally condemn the heinous terrorist attacks carried out by Hamas.

There is nothing that justifies cruel violence. We are hopeful that there is a path forward to end terrorism, to achieve peace, and for no more blood to be shed.

We know that this is an incredibly difficult time. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our offices if we can help in any way. Senator Villivalam’s office can be reached at (872) 208-5188 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Representative Olickal’s office can be reached at (847) 673-1131 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ram Villivalam

IL State Senator (D-08)

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District Office
3851 W Devon Ave
Chicago, IL 60659
(872) 208-5188

Springfield Office
Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring St.
Section C, Room E
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5500

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