News

  • Senate Week in Review: December 15-19, 2014

    Governor Pat Quinn is calling lawmakers back to Springfield January 8 to consider a 2016 election for the comptroller position left vacant by the recent passing of the late Judy Baar Topinka, even though legal analysis has demonstrated that the Illinois Constitution requires Governor-elect Bruce Rauner to appoint a comptroller to a four-year term. read more...
  • New laws taking effect on January 1, 2015

    More than 200 new laws will take effect on January 1, 2015, addressing issues ranging from technology and public safety, to transportation and wildlife. read more...
  • Senate Week in Review: December 1-5, 2014

    Though Senate Republicans stressed that lawmakers shouldn’t move forward with major policy initiatives on partisan roll-calls during a fall “lame-duck” veto session, Democrat legislative leaders pushed through a number of significant and controversial measures prior to adjourning on December 4. read more...
  • Senate Week in Review: November 17-21, 2014

    The first week of the fall veto session ended with lawmakers on the Senate Executive Committee advancing legislation that would increase the state’s minimum wage to $11 over the next three years. read more...
  • Senate Week in Review: November 10-14, 2014

    While lawmakers may only have 11 vetoes to consider when they return to Springfield on November 19 for the fall veto session, lawmakers could use the opportunity to consider other significant issues of interest, as often happens. read more...

45th District Map and General Information

      The 45th District includes all or a part of Carroll, DeKalb, JoDaviess, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Stephenson, Whiteside and Winnebago counties.

        You can view a larger map of the 45th District by clicking here.

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