This week, I co-hosted a bipartisan dinner for freshmen legislators that was a huge success. This is an activity I initiated because of all the questions I had when I came to Springfield and sought a more collegial atmosphere, where new members could ask these questions and discuss effective ways to represent their constituents. While both parties do some training of members early in session, we have found that there is an important need for continual education. Our goal with these dinners is to mentor the new legislators, share some of our "pearls of wisdom" and most importantly, encourage w
It has been another interesting week in Springfield, as bills have started to gain momentum in the House/Senate due to the rapidly approaching deadlines. Budget committees have also begun meeting in small working groups to review appropriation requests line-by-line and develop a budget for Fiscal Year 2016, which begins on July 1, 2015.
As today is Good Friday, tonight begins Passover and Sunday is Easter, finding the right wishes to cover all of these days, some of which are filled with sadness, trepidation, hope and joyous celebration, is challenging. So I will wish you a reflective time observing each of these days and a wonderful time with family as you share the meaning of Passover and Easter.
As of this afternoon, my brand new constituent service website is live and can be accessed by visiting RepSente.com. Please take a moment to explore the site and learn more about some of the work I have been doing in Springfield. Make sure to check back often, as this will be regularly updated with upcoming events, press releases, photos, media coverage and more.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, joined local park districts to celebrate the important role park, recreation and conservation agencies play in the community this week at the Capitol.
VERNON HILLS, Ill. – In an effort to reunite constituents with their lost or unclaimed property, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is holding an I-Cash Workshop with the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer on Monday, May 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Aspen Drive Lib
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Small business has a stronger voice in Springfield, thanks to state Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, and state Rep. Keith Wheeler, R-Oswego, who recently formed the Small Business Owners Caucus in the Illinois House of Representatives.
VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is using her time away from the Capitol to stay connected with local residents through her signature coffee shop stops. Sente’s next gathering is scheduled for Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Bonta Restaurant, located at 430 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Lincolnshire.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Higher education costs would be less burdensome under legislation proposed by state Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, to expand Advanced Placement (AP) exam credit for Illinois students.