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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.

Community Spotlight: Juan Perez, Dual Language Teacher

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Juan Perez, a dual language, first grade teacher at Otter Creek Elementary School in Elgin. Perez was featured in the Daily Herald this week for his love and dedication of teaching his students a second language.

Senator McConnaughay welcomed more than 100 local women to her 3rd Annual Women’s Conference

Building on the success of her previous women’s conferences, state Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) welcomed nearly 120 local women to her 3rd Annual Women’s Conference on October 5.

Public encouraged to submit veterans’ stories, pictures to be showcased in a tribute at the Illinois Statehouse

Stressing the importance of honoring the legacy and sacrifice of United States veterans this upcoming Veterans Day, state Sen. Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) is encouraging constituents to submit a tribute and photo of their loved one who served our country to be displayed in the rotunda of the Illinois Capitol Nov. 1 through Nov. 13.

October is College Changes Everything® Month in Illinois.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) developed CCE Month to help ensure that all Illinois students and families have access to expert help with college applications and financial aid—and scheduled it to support students who, as a result of changes made by the U.S. Department of Education, now apply both for college admissions and for financial aid in the fall.

Community Spotlight: St. Charles Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights St. Charles Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet for once again earning the designation as a Chief Fire Officer by the Commission on Professional Credentialing.