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April 28, 2023

State Representative Hoan Huynh Introduces House Resolution 233: 48th Year Anniversary of Fall of Saigon Remembrance Day and Recognition of Contributions of Vietnamese American Community in Illinois

CHICAGO, IL – On Thursday, April 27, 2023, State Representative Hoan Huynh introduced House Resolution 233 in remembrance of the 48TH year anniversary of the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975. On this day, the Republic of Vietnam, popularly known as South Vietnam, worked with the United States to organize the largest helicopter evacuation in history from the United States Embassy in Saigon, helping over 7,000 people leave within 24 hours. Further operations that year helped ... CONTINUE READING


January 11, 2023

Hoan Huynh, first Vietnamese American elected to state office in Illinois history, is sworn in

Hoan Huynh, the first refugee and first Vietnamese American elected to state office in Illinois history, was sworn in on Wednesday.

Representing the 13th State House District, the Democrat succeeds retiring House Majority Leader Greg Harris. The 13th State House District, covering the North Side Chicago neighborhoods, is home to 110,128 residents, about 45 percent of whom are part of a racial or ethnic minority group...CONTINUE READING


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