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Illinois “Senator Spotlight” Ep. 2

Next up is another fresh face to the Senate, Rachelle Aud Crowe. Sen. Aud Crowe represents the 56th Senate District comprised of the Metro East. [...]


Illinois “Senator Spotlight”

We are introducing a new project called "Senator Spotlight" - which is aimed at highlighting all of our hard-working State Senators. First up is life-long [...]


The Origins of Black History Month

The story of Black History Month begins in 1915, half a century after the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. That September, the [...]

It’s great to be in the State Capitol.  Being here today calls to mind the first time I spoke on the Senate floor, almost 20 years ago.  And I was passionate, idealistic, ready to make a difference.  Just to stand in that magnificent chamber was enough to fill me up with a heightened sense of purpose.