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Crowe joins fight to raise teacher salaries

Published: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 04:08 PM

Sen. Rachelle CroweSPRINGFIELD – Legislation cosponsored by State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) to increase the minimum salary for teachers passed the Senate Education Committee today.

“Illinois’ teacher shortage is a problem I’ve seen firsthand in my district. We need to be encouraging our students to enter the teaching profession, and a great first step would be to pay them appropriately,” Crowe said.

Crowe encouraged by Pritzker’s commitment to economic development

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 03:21 PM

crowe 011619BELLEVILLE – State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) joined Gov. JB Pritzker and other downstate lawmakers to announce a comprehensive review of Illinois’ economic growth strategy.

“Four years of lurching from crisis to crisis have created economic instability across our state,” Crowe said. “It’s a relief to hear that Gov. Pritzker is committed to crafting a long-term plan to attract businesses and create new, good-paying jobs.”

Rachelle Crowe sworn in as Illinois state senator

Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 02:49 PM

Crowe smSPRINGFIELD – Rachelle Crowe was sworn in today as the state senator for the 56th District, filling the seat previously held by longtime state senator, Bill Haine. 

Crowe, a Democrat from Glen Carbon was elected to serve in the General Assembly in November. Previously, she worked as an assistant state’s attorney in Madison County, where she prosecuted dangerous criminals in the Violent Crimes Division.

“It’s an incredible honor to serve the communities I have lived in nearly my entire life,” Crowe said. “I look forward to confronting the problems facing our area by fighting for funding for education and workforce development programs and tackling the opioid epidemic sweeping our communities.” 

Crowe’s district office will be at 111 N. Wood River Ave., in her childhood hometown of Wood River.

Further contact information for Sen. Crowe’s office will be available shortly.

Sen. Rachelle Crowe

Sen. Rachell Crowe

56th District

Years served: 2019–Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations II; Committee of the Whole; Criminal Law; Judiciary (Vice-Chairperson); Labor; Licensed Activities; Veterans Affairs.

Associated Representatives:
Monica Bristow
Katie Stuart