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Senator McConnaughay Recognizes 'Closing The Gap Chicago' as ‘Human Trafficking Hero’

This week, Senator McConnaughay recognizes the organization Closing The Gap Chicago (CTG) as the “Human Trafficking Hero” recipient. CTG is a group that combats human trafficking by providing the appropriate training to local law enforcement.

McConnaughay spotlights everyday hero: Sarah Sheppard, 2017 Kane County Educator of the Year nominee

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Sarah Sheppard, first and second grade teacher at Cambridge Lakes Charter School and nominee for the 2017 Kane County Educator of the Year Award.

ISBE Analysis Reveals Most Equitable School Funding Proposal

A State Board of Education (ISBE) analysis shows a new compromise school funding bill sponsored by State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) will more equitably fund all local schools throughout the state compared to any previous proposals.

Key Republican Legislators Renew Urgent Call for Compromise Balanced Budget Plan

Upon returning to Springfield for special session on Wednesday, House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), Senate Deputy Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington), Assistant Senate Republican Leader Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington), Senate Republican Caucus Whip Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles), Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon), Deputy House Republican Leader Patti Bellock (R-Hinsdale), Deputy House Republican Leader Dan Brady (R-Normal) and House Republican Conference Chairper

Senator McConnaughay Discusses 'Capitol Compromise' Proposal

McConnaughay spotlights everyday hero: Shelley Nacke, 2017 Kane County School Administrator of the Year nominee

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Shelley Nacke, Assistant Superintendent for School District 300 and nominee for the 2017 Kane County School Administrator of the Year Award.

McConnaughay spotlights everyday hero: Rene Swidenbank, 2017 Kane County Educator of the Year nominee

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Rene Swidenbank, German language teacher at Geneva High School and nominee for the 2017 Kane County Educator of the Year Award.

Senator McConnaughay recognizes New Name as ‘Human Trafficking Hero’

This week, Senator McConnaughay recognizes the not-for-profit ministry New Name as a “Human Trafficking Hero” recipient for their efforts to put an end to trafficking by reaching directly out to the women who may be caught up in human trafficking.

Senator McConnaughy says consolidating local government will benefit taxpayers

Senator McConnaughay's Adjournment Statement

Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) released a statement upon adjournment on May 31, 2017.

McConnaughay spotlights everyday hero: Mike Storer, Kane County Educator of the Year nominee

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Mike Storer, fifth grade band teacher for District 300 schools and nominee for the 2017 Kane County Educator of the Year Award.

Debate on House Bill 2525 on Workers Compensation

Senator McConnaughay recognizes SAFE Coalition for Human Rights as ‘Human Trafficking Hero’

This week, Senator McConnaughay recognizes the grassroots, volunteer organization, SAFE Coalition for Human Rights (SAFECHR), as this week’s “Human Trafficking Hero” recipient. SAFECHR is focused on creating Safe Houses to assist survivors during their rehabilitation process.

McConnaughay spotlights everyday hero: Lucy Johnson, 2017 Kane County Educational Personnel of the Year nominee

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Lucy Johnson, Registrar at Thompson Middle School and nominee for the 2017 Kane County Educational Personnel of the Year Award.

Both Senators oppose the income tax hike, discuss the need for property tax relief