State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford hosted her 7th Annual Grandparents Raising Grandchildren on May 7, 2017. The event recognizes the sacrifices and commitment grandparents who are raising their grandchildren have accepted.

This year, 51 new nominees were honored, 12 honorary grandparents and were joined by 62 previous nominees. The event included dinner, raffle prizes, a presentation by the American Association of Retired Persons. Guests enjoyed entertainment by Jordan Temple Church Men of God Mime Dancers, Maywood Fine Arts modern dancers and praise dancers from Progressive Life-Giving World Cathedral.

Senator Lightford is very grateful for everyone who made the night a success. Enjoy photos from the event!

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ISPThe Illinois State Police Merit Board is currently processing applications for Cadet Class 127, tentatively scheduled for February 4, 2018.  In order to be considered for Cadet Class 127, the Merit Board must receive your
completed application and required documentation by July 15, 2017.

Education Requirement Update
Effective July 1, 2017, Any person who has been honorably discharged who served in a combat mission by proof of hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay during deployment on active duty, or  has served 3 years of full active and continuous military duty and received an honorable discharge, meets the collegiate educational requirement of the Department of StatePolice.

To learn more or apply visit:

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SPRINGFIELD- Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) released the following statement after veto overrides by the House and Senate enacted a balanced budget in Illinois for the first time in two years:

"For the first time since Governor Rauner took office, Illinois has a full and balanced budget. The General Assembly, as a result of the governor's unwavering stance on non budgetary items and budget veto, was forced into a position where we had to lead or stand idly as our state collapsed. The governor wanted a crisis, but Illinois needed a budget."


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SPRINGFIELD- Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) released the following statement after supporting a number of measures approved in the Senate today that would enact a balanced budget:

“My colleagues and I supported a plan that would give our neediest populations and decimated institutions a fighting chance. Families, our most vulnerable populations and businesses alike need consistency. It is time for Governor Rauner to set aside his political antics once and for all and do what he was elected to do, enact a budget.”

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