Since I was sworn into office as State Representative in fall of 2009, I have worked to be accessible to 59th District residents and responsive to your ideas. It has also been my goal to do what is right for the future of the State of Illinois and the district, even if it isn't always what is most popular.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office or find me on FaceBook or LinkedIn. Thanks for visiting!

Carol

Take Carol's Legislative Survey

During session, I encourage constituents to participate in my legislative issue surveys to help identify where the district stands on matters facing our state. These surveys are but one of the tools (in addition to speaking with constituents at their doors, on the phone and at events, conducting my own research, and listening to testimony from experts) that I use when making decisions on proposals that come before the General Assembly.

News from Carol

Back to School Safety

August 26, 2014

With the summer drawing to a close and children starting to return to school, I wanted to remind everyone that our school zones, pedestrian crossings and buses will be once again used on a daily basis. During this time, I would like to remind drivers to remain attentive to children and their guardians who may be traveling to and from school, as well as to observe all posted signage to help ensure a safe school year. 

Upcoming Community Events

August 4, 2014

It is hard to believe how quickly the days of summer are passing by, as I have been busy attending events in the community and walking door-to-door to discuss the issues important to our families.

The non-session months serve as an opportune time to hear about your issues and even ideas for legislation for next year's session.  Therefore I hope you will attend one of my upcoming events, continue reaching out to me via email at RepSente@gmail.com, or answer your door when I am in your neighborhood.

Happy Independence Day

July 3, 2014

With the Independence Day weekend upon us, I'd like to wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July. I hope that you are able to take some time this weekend to reflect upon our nation's heritage, enjoy the weather, and most importantly, relax and spend some much needed time with your loved ones. If you are looking for ways to celebrate in our community, check out some of the following events happening in District 59. I am planning to stop by several of the celebrations in the communities I represent, including Vernon Hills, Lincolnshire, and Mundelein, so I hope to see you there!

Leading by Example; Rejecting Legislative Pay Raise

June 27, 2014

As a former small business owner, I understand the importance of having state government live within its means and cut unaffordable costs. That is why the budget I supported during the spring session only funds lawmakers' salaries at an amount that would include furlough days. In addition, the budget I supported also cuts lawmakers' pay, including my own, by rejecting automatic increases for legislators. Since becoming State Representative, I have taken furlough days, cutting my own pay, every year. After a court decision last year prohibited lawmakers from reducing their pay through furlough days (as I have done for four straight years), I chose to return any extra salary to the taxpayers as a result of the court's action.