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.”

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