This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights fifth-grader Pranav Kollu for competing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee as the representative from Kane County.
Following last week’s signing of House Bill 138, female senators are calling on the four caucus leaders to fully support and commit to seeking additional ethics reforms. They sent a letter to the legislative leaders underscoring that HB 138 was only the beginning of what needs to be done to ensure there is a truly independent, transparent process for individuals to come forward with complaints of inappropriate behavior.
State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) applauds the Governor for signing House Bill 138 today, which improves independence and transparency in the way legislative ethics complaints are handled in Illinois. McConnaughay notes that while this is a step in the right direction, more needs to be done to truly take on the unethical culture that plagues the Capitol.
This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights the STEM Scholars youth leadership program that encourages high school students to become ambassadors in their communities for the possibilities provided by Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights retiring Elgin Police Chief Jeffrey Swoboda, who was honored during a ceremony May 30 at The Centre of Elgin.
Seeking to improve independence and transparency in the way legislative ethics complaints are handled in Illinois, the Illinois Senate Women's Caucus endorsed bipartisan legislation approved unanimously by the Illinois Senate May 31 making significant reforms to the Legislative Ethics Commission.
State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) issued the below statement after the General Assembly passed a balanced state budget for fiscal year 2019.
Legislation allowing Illinois to enter into the FBI’s Next Generation Identification Rap Back Program passed the Senate and now heads to the Governor’s desk. State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles), chief sponsor of Senate Bill 2907, says the legislation will help law enforcement better track people who have been involved in illegal activity.
This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Navy Radioman 2nd Class Walter H. Backman of Batavia, a local sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor more than 76 years ago.
Bipartisan legislation that seeks to improve medical care for survivors of rape and sexual assault passed the Senate May 25, which State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) says will ensure victims are receiving proper care in a timely manner.
The Human Trafficking Task Force held a meeting on May 22 to present reports of their findings and recommendations, which State Senator Karen McConnaughay, co-chair of the task force, says outlines a more effective and comprehensive approach to tackling the human trafficking problem in Illinois.
State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) joins several other lawmakers in calling for an investigation following the recent allegations made by Rep. Kelly Cassidy, who says she was forced to resign from her part-time job at the Cook County Sheriff’s Office after speaking out against Speaker Mike Madigan’s handling of sexual harassment claims within his political office. McConnaughay says retaliation of this kind, or any kind, needs to be taken very seriously and has no place in the Capitol.
This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights the Pottawatomie Garden Club for their spring planting day in St. Charles on May 16.
This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights the Village of Huntley for being approved to receive $192,000 in state funding for the Huntley-Reed Road Multi-Use Path.
This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Kaitlyn Ziebell of Huntley, who is a finalist in PBS' national talent search "Celebration of Music."
This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights area teachers who have been nominated for the 43rd annual Educator of the Year ceremony and will be honored May 4 at the Q Center in St. Charles.
This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Alexandra Landman of Huntley High School for winning the Northern Illinois Newspaper Association’s (NINA) High School Journalist of the Year competition.
Forty-four students from across the 33rd Senate District attended State Senator Karen McConnaughay’s (R-St. Charles) Youth Advisory Council meeting on April 18 under the Capitol dome. This is McConnaughay’s second meeting with her Youth Advisory Council group, in which high school students learn more about state government and the legislative process as a two-part program throughout the school year.
Several area 5th grade students from across the 33rd Senate District visited the Capitol today as part of State Senator Karen McConnaughay’s (R-St. Charles) Art Education Day.
Illinois families and businesses need certainty when it comes to planning for their future said several Senate Republican legislators today during a press conference announcing legislation that opposes any attempt to amend our state Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax rate, which would be another tax increase on Illinois families.
This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Kate Dzierzanowski for her CPR efforts that saved a man's life.
The Equal Rights Amendment is the first measure to earn the backing of the Senate Women’s Caucus, members of the bipartisan group announced today during a press conference in Springfield.
State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) told the members of Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention April 10 that changes are needed in the way ethics complaints are filed against lawmakers.
This week, State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) attended the first meeting of the newly formed bi-partisan Legislative Public Safety Working Group. The group, created last month by Governor Rauner, seeks to develop recommendations that address crime prevention, school safety, and mental health issues. Sen. McConnaughay says the meeting was a good first step in developing common-sense, reasonable measures that make our state a safer place to live.
This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights the St. Charles North High School Mock Trial Team for winning its second consecutive Illinois State Bar Association Mock Trial State Tournament.
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