The Illinois General Assembly celebrated Tech Day at the capitol earlier this May! Senator Lightford welcomed student representatives from Lindop Elementary School and J. Sterling Morton West High School, as these exemplary scholars presented their innovative tech projects at the Capitol. The studetns and their projects were truly modern marvels!

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Senator Lightford and the 4th District Gentleman's Committee hosted their third "Mammograms for Mother's Day" on Saturday, May 11. Senator Lightford is committed to decreasing breast cancer deaths by encouraging early detection.

Nurses from Loyola University Medical Center and Loretto Hospital, along with Lightford's 4th District Gentlemen's Committee, visited beauty salons day before Mother's Day.

The Gentlemen's Committee and nurse educators talked about the importance of breast exams and mammograms and distributed over 300 bags of educational materials and small gifts such as keychains and back massagers.



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SPRINGFIELD, IL – Today, the Illinois Senate Redistricting Committee released a redistricting proposal for public review. State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D–Maywood) – who serves as a member of the committee – responded to today’s release by encouraging the public to view the proposal at or 

"The Senate has placed a high priority on involving Illinois citizens throughout the redistricting process by holding numerous hearings all over the state,” Senator Lightford said. “The information released today is easily accessible to citizens, and I would encourage anyone who is interested to review the proposal.”

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032922CM0335MAYWOOD – Senate Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford's plan to create HIV/AIDS supportive servicies across Illinois disenfranchised communities was signed into law on Friday. 

“In 2005, I led the creation of the African American HIV/AIDS Responsive Act in response to the specific impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Illinois disenfranchised communities, and now this law builds upon that act,” Lightford said. “Creating a Center of Excellence Biomedical Resource Hub for HIV/AIDS preventative care including supportive services is key in treating HIV-infected residents and preventing the continuous spread of this disease, which will help slow down the epidemic.”

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Senate 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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