State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford will be hosting her third Annual Mammograms for Mother's Day event this Saturday. Each year, Senator Lightford, gentlemen from her district and other volunteers visit beauty parlors throughout the area to remind mothers (and their sisters and daughters) of the importance of getting a yearly mammogram.

For more information, contact the senator's Westchester office.

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Lightford speaking to grandparentsRecognizing that grandparents who are raising their grandchildren face special challenges and have undertaken an important commitment, State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford hosted her fifth annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Celebration on April 27.

Dozens of grandparents came for food, fun and entertainment. Senator Lightford also provided information about important state services for seniors and talked with attendees about important issues.

Senator Lightford would like to thank the Illinois Department on Aging, the Illinois Attorney General's Office, Phillip Jackson, Indya Culpepper, Proviso West High School, Proviso Interpretive Praise, Double Anointing, Children of Light, the 4th District Women Committee, the 4th District Gentlemen Committee and All Occasions Balloons for helping make the event a great success.

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EdCommmitteeState Senator Kimberly A. Lightford once again proved that improving the education of Illinois students is her number one priority by passing two measures out of the Senate Education Committee. One focuses on early childhood education, and the other deals with student testing.

House Bill 4440 directs more money from the Early Childhood Education Block Grant to programs for children age 3 and younger. Research indicates that children this age learn building-block skills like classifying objects, identifying language patterns and developing relationships.

"Investing in early childhood education is so important," Lightford said. "Children who start learning early are more likely to succeed in school, go on to own homes, have successful marriages and avoid getting arrested. We need to make sure all children get the attention they need when they need it."

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EisenhowerMeetingState Senator Kimberly A. Lightford's town hall meeting on the Illinois Department of Transportation's plan to expand the Eisenhower Expressway was a great success.

Lightford brought Peter Harmet, IDOT's bureau chief of programming; John Baczek, IDOT's project and environmental studies head; Carole Morey, the CTA's chief planning officer; Rick Kuner of Citizens for Appropriate Transportation; Dave Rock, chairman of the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association; and Thomas Villanova, head of Chicago and Cook County Building Trades, to Proviso Math and Science Academy to answer questions about the Eisenhower project and the CTA's proposal to extend the Blue Line.

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