Text Size
Login
config

Castro hits reset button on Illinois Tollway

castro 010919SPRINGFIELD – Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) voted Wednesday to hit the reset button on the Illinois Toll Highway Authority Board and give the next governor the chance to increase transparency and ethics. 

“The hiring and spending at the tollway has been disturbing. It was time to fumigate the board and start over,” Castro said.

Ellman sworn in as 21st district state senator

IMG 6888SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Ellman (D-Naperville) was sworn in to the Illinois State Senate during the Senate inauguration today in Springfield.

“It’s an honor to represent Illinois’ 21st Senate District,” Ellman said. “I’m looking forward to bringing new representation to the district and a fresh perspective to Springfield.”

“In the Senate, I will work to ensure the state pays it fair share for our schools so we can end the overreliance on property taxes, and I will fight for real reforms like enacting term limits for legislative leaders, ending gerrymandering and limiting the power of lobbyists and corporations,” Ellman said.

As an assessor at Argonne National Laboratory, Ellman knows what it takes to solve complex problems. She has more than 25 years of experience working in manufacturing and engineering and dealing with government regulations and policies.

“Too often, our leaders point fingers instead of solve problems,” Ellman said. “It’s time to stop passing blame and start crafting real solutions to solve our state’s fiscal crisis. We can’t afford to keep losing residents. It’s time to get our fiscal house in order and attract new residents to our great state.”

Ellman resides in Naperville with her husband Pete, a musician and local business owner, and her children, Lizzie and Barrett.

Constituents can contact Ellman by visiting www.SenatorLauraEllman.com or by stopping by her district office at 552 S. Washington St., Suite 104, Naperville.

Senate District 21 is located in DuPage and Will counties and includes all or parts of Carol Stream, Lisle, Naperville, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton, Winfield and Woodridge.

Fine sworn in as State Senator

fine swearingin 010719GLENVIEW – State Senator Laura Fine (D – Glenview) was sworn into office on Sunday to represent Illinois’ 9th Senate District.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to represent the people of the 9th District,” said Fine, who represents several of Chicago’s north suburbs including Glenview, Evanston, Winnetka and Skokie. “A new year with a new incoming administration means plenty of fresh opportunities to enact the change Illinoisans deserve, and I’m excited to get to work.”

Peters selected to fill Senate seat vacated by Raoul

peters swearingin 010719SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago) was sworn in to the Illinois Senate on Sunday, Jan. 6, to fill the seat vacated by Attorney General-elect Kwame Raoul.

Peters is a political activist born and raised on the South Side of Chicago. He was born deaf and with a speech impediment, to a biological mother who was addicted to drugs and alcohol. He credits his experience being raised by his adopted mother, a social worker, and father, a civil rights lawyer, for his passion for public service.

Sign up for The Majority Report HERE
Majority Report Podcast
Find Your Legislator

News Releases

IMAGE Sims: Veterans deserve answers and transparency
Friday, 18 January 2019
CHICAGO—State Senator Elgie R. Sims Jr. (D-Chicago) released the following statement after Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order for a full...

Read More...
IMAGE Castro: governor’s executive order provides ‘a fresh start’ for veterans’ care
Friday, 18 January 2019
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) commended Gov. JB Pritzker’s decision today to make a commitment to addressing a lingering...

Read More...
IMAGE Villivalam: Gun dealer certification critical first step in addressing violence
Friday, 18 January 2019
SPRINGFIELD - State Senator Ram Villivalam released the following statement regarding the statewide gun dealer certification law that was signed by...

Read More...
IMAGE Gillespie: We have lost too many children to gun violence
Thursday, 17 January 2019
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) released the following statement on statewide gun dealer licensing being signed...

Read More...
IMAGE Lightford: Gun dealer certification law brings hope for gun reform
Thursday, 17 January 2019
CHICAGO- A proposal that regulates gun dealers in an effort to limit the illegal sale of firearms and make more information on gun crimes available...

Read More...

Follow ILSenDems

Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

Senate Schedule
General Assembly Bills & Resolutions
The Great Pension Debate
Find local warming centers