9 07, 2018

Julie Morrison: A Career of Advocating for Children

By | 2018-07-09T20:40:10+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Julie Morrison has been an advocate for children and families her entire career. Prior to being elected to the Illinois Senate in 2012, Julie was on the advisory council for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services where she worked to reform the department and advocate for the welfare [...]

2 07, 2018

Mary Mahady: Fighting for Fairness

By | 2018-07-02T18:44:40+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|

Mary Mahady has long been fighting for fairness and equity. One of her first experiences standing up for equality began in 1978 when she was a member of the Loyola University women’s basketball team. While the landmark Title IX ruling was enacted in 1972, which prohibited gender discrimination in any [...]

20 06, 2018

For Bridget Fitzgerald’s campaign, family is key.

By | 2018-06-20T19:15:40+00:00 June 20th, 2018|

When Bridget Fitzgerald contemplated her decision to run for the Illinois Senate, she gathered her parents, sister and brother around the kitchen counter to ask for their advice and support. As the youngest of five children and a member of a large extended family, Bridget needed her family’s support to [...]

14 06, 2018

Tom Cullerton passes bills to end taxpayer-funded sexual harassment bailouts

By | 2018-06-14T19:39:34+00:00 June 14th, 2018|

SPRINGFIELD - Two measures taking aim at sexual assault in government by promoting transparency and the responsible use of taxpayer dollars are headed to the governor's desk thanks to State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park). The first, House Bill 4243, prohibits any public funds - including money that is appropriated [...]

13 06, 2018

For Ann Gillespie, the bakery can wait

By | 2018-06-13T20:14:43+00:00 June 13th, 2018|

When Ann Gillespie’s family and friends told her she should open a bakery, she always assumed they were saying that so she would keep making them her famous butterhorn cookies. These cookies have been a hit in Ann’s family for at least two generations, dating back to her great aunt [...]