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ISBE simulation shows good results for recently introduced school funding legislation

An Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) funding simulation shows a school funding reform plan introduced by State Senator Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) and co-sponsored by State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) would provide a major boost to struggling schools across the state, sending more than a half a billion dollars in funding through an Evidence Based Model without increasing costs from the previous year.

Senator McConnaughay recognizes Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation as ‘Human Trafficking Hero’

This week, Senator McConnaughay recognizes Rockford Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (RAASE) as a “Human Trafficking Hero.” RAASE is a grassroots organization that works to combat domestic human sex trafficking by raising awareness of this crime throughout the community.

McConnaughay spotlights everyday hero, Amy Boynton, 2017 Kane County Educator of the Year nominee

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Amy Boynton, certified school nurse at St. Charles North High School and nominee for the 2017 Kane County Educator of the Year Award.

Senator McConnaughay recognizes Refuge for Women as ‘Human Trafficking Hero’

This week, Senator McConnaughay recognizes Refuge for Women as a “Human Trafficking Hero." The Refuge for Women organization assists women who have been victims of human trafficking to make sure they recover and heal from the immensely traumatic experience.

McConnaughay spotlights everyday hero, Matt Gain, 2017 Kane County Educator of the Year nominee

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Matt Gain, science teacher at Geneva Middle School South and nominee for the 2017 Kane County Educator of the Year Award.

Sen. McConnaughay's 2017 Spring Youth Advisory Council

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Sen. McConnaughay hosts students for Art Education Day at the Capitol

State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St.Charles) held her Third Annual Art Education Day at the Capitol with fifth grade students from the 33rd District. Students submitted their artwork in 2016, and the thirteen students who were chosen as winner recipients last month were invited to the Capitol to be honored by Senator McConnaughay and her colleagues in the Illinois Senate.

Sen. McConnaughay hosts students to participate in Youth Advisory Council

Forty-five students from across the 33rd Senate District attended State Senator Karen McConnaughay’s (R-St. Charles) Youth Advisory Council meeting on April 5 under the Capitol dome. This is McConnaughay’s second meeting with her Youth Advisory Council group, in which high school students learned more about state government and the legislative process as a two-part program throughout the school year.

Senator McConnaughay talks with student from Youth Advisory Council

McConnaughay Meets With New Cadet Illinois State Police Classes

State Senator Karen McConnaughay joined Governor Bruce Rauner on Wednesday, March 29 and highlighted the approval of two Illinois State Police (ISP) Cadet classes, which displayed support for the ISP and public safety. The Governor proclaimed April 1, 2017 Illinois State Police Day in Illinois to honor the 95th anniversary of the creation of the ISP.

McConnaughay spotlights everyday hero, Stu Ainsworth, Elgin Symphony Orchestra

This month, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Stu Ainsworth, a board member and longtime supporter of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.

Senator McConnaughay recognizes Traffick Free as ‘Human Trafficking Hero’

This week, Senator McConnaughay recognizes Traffick Free as her most recent “Human Trafficking Hero” recipient. The Traffick Free organization assists Chicago and the surrounding area by providing critical tools and programming to fight human trafficking in the region and to offer support for survivors.

McConnaughay spotlights everyday hero, Johnathon Losurdo, St. Charles Police Officer

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Johnathon Losurdo, St. Charles Police Officer and the 2016 recipient of the Louis Spuhler Award for outstanding police work.