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Sen. McConnaughay reacts to Gov. Rauner’s State Budget Address

State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St. Charles) releases the following statement regarding Governor Bruce Rauner’s State Budget Address.

Community Spotlight: Local groups help homeless

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights local organizations that have been awarded federal funding for programs to help homeless residents.

Nominations open for Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame awards hosted by the Illinois Department on Aging.

Community Spotlight: Kane County Recycles

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Kane County Recycles for its 2018 Green Guide that helps residents figure out what to recycle, and where and when to recycle it.

Community Spotlight: Daily Herald Leadership Team

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights local students who have been honored by the Arlington Heights Daily Herald because they "... far exceed expectations with their dedication to community and making the world a better place."

Community Spotlight: Lake in the Hills businesses win awards

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights three businesses in Lake in the Hills that have won local awards.

Secretary of State to process School District Library Grant Program money

Several school districts located in the 33rd Senate District will be getting a total of $34,878 in school library grant money.

Community Spotlight: Bradie Tennell of Carpentersville

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Bradie Tennell of Carpentersville, whose recent gold medal win at the 2018 U.S. Figure Skating Championships has earned her a spot on the United States Olympic team.

Community Spotlight: Luggage of Love campaign in St. Charles

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Apex CPAs & Consultants in St. Charles for raising more than $15,000 to help abused and neglected children.

Community Spotlight: South Elgin family grows from three to eight

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights a family in South Elgin who have adopted five girls, and the residents of Kane County who have provided an outpouring of support, both financial and emotional.

Make it Home for the Holidays: Drive Sober, Buckle Up

The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state are working together to ensure motorists drive sober and buckle up this holiday season. Beginning Dec. 18 through Jan. 2, more than 150 police and sheriff’s departments will step up enforcement efforts to prevent alcohol- and drug-related crashes and fatalities.

Community Spotlight: Huntley Fire Chief Scott Ravagnie

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights Scott Ravagnie who was recently named Fire Chief for the Village of Huntley.

Community Spotlight: West Dundee Officer John Scheffler

This week, Senator McConnaughay spotlights West Dundee Police Officer John Scheffler for helping save the life of a toddler found unresponsive at the bottom of a pool September 9.

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.