Mulroe retires from Senate to continue career in public service as circuit court judge

mulroe 062119SPRINGFIELD – State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) retired from his seat in the Illinois Senate today and will continue his career in public service as a Cook County circuit court judge.

Mulroe first joined the State Senate in 2010. During his tenure, he sponsored nearly 200 measures that were signed into law by three different governors. He worked extensively on public health issues and issues facing first responders. He also served as the chair of the Public Health and Judiciary committees.

Mulroe: RHA protects the health, safety and autonomy of women

Sen. John MulroeSPRINGFIELD – State Senator John G. Mulroe issued the following statement as Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law the Reproductive Health Act (RHA):

“It’s wrong to say that the attacks on women’s health care in other states are ‘unprecedented,’ because there is an overwhelming amount of precedent when it comes to the suffering of women who are denied the most basic of rights over their own bodies. The RHA undoes long-overturned laws that read like dystopian fiction and ensures that a woman’s course of action in regard to her own health is her choice with her doctor’s guidance.

Budget, construction plans pass with Mulroe’s support

mulroe 040819SPRINGFIELD – State Senator John G. Mulroe issued the following statement as the Illinois Senate adjourned until this fall:

“Despite some friction near the end, this legislative session in Springfield has been transformative,” Mulroe said. “I am proud to have cast my vote to bring a robust construction plan that will fuel jobs and modernize our infrastructure. We have taken action to protect a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her own healthcare. We have set the example for legalization of cannabis with forgiveness for nonviolent offenses and opportunity for the communities most hurt by bad drug policy to participate in the new legal market. We will fund our schools and universities more than last year, with more money for need-based scholarships and property tax relief included. Perhaps most importantly from the standpoint of our duties as good stewards of this state, we’ve approved a balanced budget that fulfills our pension obligation.

“Of great importance to the 10th District and to all veterans and their families in the northern part of our state, the construction plan brings $20 million in operating funds to the newly opened Chicago Veterans’ Home, creating a source of specialized services and care for the men and women who serve on the front lines in our defense. The other much-needed renewal projects throughout the 10th District will ensure our roads and bridges are stronger and safer.

“This is an example of what can be accomplished when we work in a bipartisan manner, with support from a governor who seeks cooperation and mediation.”

Firefighters honored in Springfield

ff mem 2019SPRINGFIELD – Firefighters from across the state gathered in Springfield Tuesday to honor firefighters for their service to their communities and to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

The 26th Annual Firefighters Medal of Honor ceremony began at the Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial statue on the southwest side of the Capitol. Firefighter Juan Bucio of the Chicago Fire Department gave his life in the line of duty. His family was presented with the Duty Death Gold Badge.

Sen. John G. Mulroe


10th District

Years served: 2010 - 2019

Committee assignments: Commerce and Economic Development; Criminal Law; Executive; Insurance (Vice-Chairperson); Judiciary (Chairperson); Public Health; Subcommittee on Const. Amendments.

Biography: Born July 21, 1959, in Chicago; BBA, accounting, Loyola University; J.D., Loyola University School of Law; member of Chicago and Illinois State Bar associations; full-time attorney; former assistant state's attorney and arbitrator for Cook County; certified public accountant; married (wife, Margaret), four children.

Associated Representative:
Robert Martwick
Michael P. McAuliffe