SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) responded to the governor's State of the State Address by criticizing him for avoiding the real issues of the state.

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Senator Lightford and other members of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus are calling upon Governor Bruce Rauner to sign a comprehensive policing reform package.

The plan would address issues, such as, wearing body cameras, independent investigations in officer-related deaths, special prosecutors and cultural competency training.


Watch the video below to hear the Senator's comments on this critical issue.



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State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford partnered with Introspect Youth Services to host her second "Connect with Your Future" College Fair. All Illinois public universities were present, as well as Triton College and City Colleges of Chicago. Senator Lightford welcomed Roosevelt University and Robert Morris University as new additions this year.

The fair had a huge turnout. Many parents approached Senator Lightford to thank her for having the fair. They said how beneficial it was to have private consultation with the representatives. Many students also chimed in and said the college fair was extremely informational and useful for them.

The presentations provided by Performing Community Solutions (money management), Illinois Board of Higher Education (establishing the curriculum for Illinois state universities & consumer protection), Illinois Student Assistance Commission (FAFSA completion and state financial aid), City Colleges of Chicago (Chicago community colleges), and Northern Illinois University (CHANCE program) were heavily attended and a large part of the fair's success.

Senator Lightford is excited and looking forward to hosting her third college fair in 2014.

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On April 21, Senator Lightford hosted the fifth annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Rainbow Tea Celebration. The event was a huge success, and recognition was given to more than 100 grandparents who exemplify the courage to face the challenges of caring for their grandchildren while striving to keep their families together.

Members of Senator Lightford's 4th District Women's and Gentlemen's Committees were on hand early in the day to set up. Guests arrived and were welcomed into the beautifully decorated room. Guests enjoyed food, drink and entertainment, and beautiful gifts were raffled. Senator Lightford thanked the grandparents for their dedication to their families and their communities.

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Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford

Born May 10, 1968, in Chicago; B.A., public communications & human relations, Western Illinois University; Master's in public administration, University of Illinois at Springfield. Village of Maywood Trustee 1997-2003; State Government Employee - IL Secretary of State, IL Department of Corrections, IL Central Management Services. Resides in Maywood with her family.



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