ideas laws 102220MARYVILLE – As the spring legislative session approaches, State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-Glen Carbon) is encouraging Metro East residents to share their ideas for potential new laws.

“The pandemic has posed countless new challenges to our families and communities over the past year,” Crowe said. “As an elected official, it’s my job to listen to residents to learn more about these challenges and develop smart, comprehensive solutions.”

Ahead of the beginning of the 102nd General Assembly, Crowe is encouraging residents to send in ideas for new bills that could help improve the state of Illinois. Bill ideas can be submitted via email to Crowe’s office using the contact form at

“When we work together, we can make our community better,” Crowe said. “If there’s something about Illinois or the Metro East that you think could be improved, I encourage you to contact my office to tell us your ideas.”

Crowe represents the 56th Senate District along the Illinois-Missouri border, known commonly as the Metro East, including parts of Jersey, Madison and St. Clair counties.