Press Release

Sente Encourages Residents to Share Ideas for Legislation


VERNON HILLS, Ill. – To be responsive to the challenges facing local communities, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is encouraging residents to share any ideas they have for new legislation that would improve the quality of life in Illinois.

“The best ideas don’t often come from those who are elected, they come from everyday residents who deal with state law in a variety of capacities,” said Sente. “I have been honored to work with local students, teachers and community leaders to create and pass effective legislation when they came forward to address what they saw as a flaw in the system.”

Last year, a class of students from Adlai E. Stevenson High School approached Sente with an idea to help students consistently receive credit for advanced placement test scores upon entering college. Correcting this issue in state law would encourage Illinois students to take accelerated tests and incentivize them to attend universities in Illinois. Sente helped to create a bipartisan coalition to pass this bill into law.

“After my successful experience helping to realize the vision of students from Adlai E. Stevenson High School, it is incredibly important to me that residents feel comfortable coming to me with ways to improve our community,” said Sente. “It just goes to show what an idea can become when it is backed by confidence and passion.”

Sente also hosts many advisory committees throughout the year to get feedback on the current state of many different areas such as health care, education, business, and the environment. To submit a legislative idea or for information on upcoming advisory committees, please contact Sente’s constituent service office at 847-478-9909 or