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Community Spotlight: Judson University

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Judson University in Elgin for a new program that helps students with intellectual disabilities attend college.

Protect yourself this holiday season

With the holiday shopping season official underway, the FBI is warning consumers to be aware of cyber criminals seeking to steal their money and their personal information.

Keep your family safe with the annual Safe Shopping Guide

Entering the holiday season, shoppers are encouraged to review the annual Safe Shopping Guide released by the Illinois Attorney General’s office for information on dangerous toys and children’s products that have been recalled throughout the year.

Sen. McConnaughay hosts Youth Advisory Council

On November 16, 77 students from across the 33rd Senate District took part in State Senator Karen McConnaughay's Youth Advisory Council at Judson University, which gave students a hands-on learning experience about public policy and the legislative process.

Community Spotlight: CASA Kane County

CASA Kane County is a nonprofit volunteer organization that has been advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children within the Juvenile Court system since 1988.

Community Spotlight: The Fenzel Family of Hampshire

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights The Fenzel Family of Hampshire for celebrating the 75th business anniversary of the family’s business, Fenzel Motor Sales in Hampshire, on November 1.

Sen. McConnaughay appointed to Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention

Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) is one of five Republican lawmakers appointed to serve on the newly formed Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.

Female senators announce creation of bipartisan Women’s Caucus

A bipartisan group of female state senators announced the creation of the Women’s Caucus today at a press conference in Springfield.

Harvest emergency declared

In an attempt to assist farmers and grain handlers who are dealing with the fallout of rain-related delays, Governor Rauner declared a harvest emergency over the weekend. The declaration allows grain haulers to obtain a free permit to exceed gross vehicle weight limits by 10 percent.

Human Trafficking Freedom Coalition of Northern Illinois recognized as 'Human Trafficking Hero'

The Human Trafficking Freedom Coalition of Northern Illinois is being recognized this week by Senator McConnaughay as a “Human Trafficking Hero.”

Community Spotlight: Christopher Chavez, St. Charles East alumnus

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Christopher Chavez, a St. Charles East High School alumnus selected to be part of the Team Illinois delegation to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.

Illinois Innovation Network to drive economic development

Plans were unveiled October 19 for an Illinois Innovation Network to boost the state’s economy through a $1.2 billion project bringing together research universities, business and the public sector.

Illinois submits bid for Amazon HQ2

Illinois has officially submitted its bid to land the second headquarters for Internet-giant Amazon.

Community Spotlight: Cynthia Campos of Bartlett

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Cynthia Campos of Bartlett, a modern-day Blacksmith at just 18 years of age.

Braking Traffik recognized as "Human Trafficking Hero"

Braking Traffik is a program of Family Resources dedicated to eradicating human trafficking in Iowa and Illinois. In Illinois, they provide comprehensive services to survivors in Rock Island County.