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3rd District

Majority Caucus Whip

District Office: 2929 S. Wabash Avenue Suite 102 Chicago, IL 60616 ( 312 ) 949 - 1908 ( 312 ) 949 - 1958 FAX Map/Driving Directions
Springfield Office: 619 Capitol Building Springfield, IL 62706 ( 217 ) 782 - 5966 Map/Driving Directions
Years Served
2003 - Present (Senate)
Committee Assignment
Appropriations I; Committee of the Whole; Energy and Public Utilities (Chairperson); Executive; Human Services; Public Health; Subcommittee on Special Issues (HS); Subcommittee on Special Issues (EX); Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform.
Biography
Full-time state legislator; born June 1 in Chicago; B.A., government, Monmouth College; M.A., sociology, Jackson State University; certified drug and alcohol counselor and prevention specialist; former vice president of Human Resources Development Institute Inc.; member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; co-chair of Health Policy Task Force, Council of State Governments; vice chair of the Commission to Study the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Past and Present Effects on African-Americans; single.
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