• 05/12/2017

    My ENews and #CarolsCoffees have focused on budget updates both because of its importance and ever changing nature. As the Springfield budget impasse endures, I continue to work every day towards a process that will help us reach our goal of a full year balanced budget. This week in the House, Speaker Madigan and Minority Leader Durkin have appointed members to represent their sides of the aisle in reform discussions to get us closer to a budget. The focus in the Senate remains on the Grand Bargain yet only one minor bill was called and passed solely with Democratic votes. President Culler

  • 04/28/2017

    Friday, April 28, was the deadline for House Bills to be passed out of the House. It was a busy week with lots of action. I would like to highlight some of bills that passed this week. When we return to Springfield, the House will be moving onto Senate bills and further work on a bi-partisan budget solution. It is my sincere hope that the Senate will send over their Grand Bargain bills to the House to be further deliberated and passed before May 31st.

  • 04/07/2017

    Spring is a time for renewal and growth. The nice weather, birds singing and flowers blooming bring a message of hope for better days ahead. As we celebrate the spring holidays of Passover and Easter, I wish all of you a season of hope and joy.

  • 03/21/2017

    March is Women's History Month. From its humble beginnings as International Women's Day in 1911, it has grown into a month-long celebration of the women who have shaped our lives and country. I am blessed to have had a mother who always inspired me to never be afraid to pursue my dreams. One of my favorite historical female leaders is Illinois native Jane Addams, a pioneer in the field of social work. In 1889, she helped found Hull House in Chicago. Addams' work at Hull House helped countless families of all backgrounds settle in Illinois and remained open for more than 100 years. Addams

  • 03/06/2017

    This week I wanted to provide some additional update on the progress of the state budget impasse. Including the Senate Grand Bargain, which I highlighted in my last ENews, there are a total of five state budget proposals that various leaders or organizations have presented as possible budget solutions. The latest news on the Senate's Grand Bargain is that Governor Rauner has assigned his Chief of Staff Rich Goldberg to engage in the negotiations. As I've mentioned in the past, having one of the leaders assign a trusted member of their team to actually participate in negotiations could be a goo

  • 05/25/2017

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - At a time when breast cancer is the most common form of cancer amongst Illinois women, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is fighting for increased access to an advanced, life-saving breast cancer screening.

  • 05/25/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – Even as the rain came down on Saturday, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, and local partners hosted a successful community electronics recycling and shred day, allowing over 600 residents to shred documents and recycle a wide array of household items.

  • 05/17/2017

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Small businesses would receive real relief from staggering workers’ compensation costs under legislation cosponsored by State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, creating a new non-profit insurer to instill more competition in the insurance market.

  • 05/16/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is co-hosting a Recycle-O-Rama and Shred Day in partnership with the Vernon Hills Park District, the Village of Vernon Hills, Vernon Township, SWALCO and Hawthorn Mall, as part of her ongoing efforts to offer constituent services focused on sustainability. The event is on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the Sears parking lot at Westfield Hawthorn Mall, located at 2 Hawthorn Center in Vernon Hills.

  • 05/15/2017

    VERNON HILLS, Ill. – State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills and local religious leaders discussed the challenges facing local families, as well as how faith groups and government could increase collaboration to better serve the community during her Interfaith Breakfast last Friday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Mundelein.