NEWS

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 [...]

30 05, 2018

Laura Fine: Fighting for Families

By | 2018-06-13T20:07:25+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

Laura Fine understands the needs and challenges in reforming Illinois’ health insurance system. She lived it. Following a serious car accident, Laura’s husband was severely injured and lost his arm. Her family was faced with nearly $600,000 in medical bills when their insurance company refused payment and attempted to drop his [...]

23 05, 2018

Laura Ellman’s campaign is a family affair

By | 2018-06-14T21:07:51+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|

Laura Ellman swears her house is a “disaster” and that her kids, Lizzie, 17 and Barrett, 14, haven’t had a home-cooked meal in months. But it’s all for good reason. In her run for state Senate, Laura’s family has been her greatest support system. Laura reflected on her upbringing and [...]