• Senate Week in Review: Sept. 28 – Oct. 02, 2015

    With no state budget in place, Illinoisans are being called upon to take more responsibility for renewal of their license plates. The Secretary of State’s Office has announced suspension of its mailed license plate renewal program, savings nearly $450,000 a month in postage money. But motorists can still receive a reminder notice via email through . The registration ID and PIN from the vehicle registration form are necessary to sign up, but motorists who don’t ha read more...
  • Senate Week in Review: September 21-25, 2015

    Almost three months past the new fiscal year and the budget stalemate continues. Though the state has continued to function without a budget in place, I am concerned that operating without a balanced budget will have long-term consequences. read more...
  • Senate Week in Review: September 14-18, 2015

    Illinois Comptroller Leslie Geissler Munger announced September 16 that her office would immediately begin making payments to early intervention providers who work with disabled infants and toddlers to create developmental strategies. read more...
  • '38 billion in spending, $32 billion in revenue. Vote no.'

    As the Senate returned to Springfield Sept. 9 during the ongoing budget stalemate, Republicans are calling for fundamental government reforms in conjunction with a balanced budget plan, while Democrats continue to forgo reform in favor of the status quo of spending more than the state collects in revenues. read more...
  • Illinois lawmakers nowhere close to a Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolution

    Illinois lawmakers are nowhere close to a Fiscal Year 2016 budget resolution, as House lawmakers returned to the Capitol during the week to act on legislation vetoed by the Governor. read more...

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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.

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