Since I was sworn into office as State Representative in fall of 2009, I have worked to be accessible to 59th District residents and responsive to your ideas. It has also been my goal to do what is right for the future of the State of Illinois and the district, even if it isn't always what is most popular.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office or find me on FaceBook or LinkedIn. Thanks for visiting!


Take Carol's Legislative Survey

During session, I encourage constituents to participate in my legislative issue surveys to help identify where the district stands on matters facing our state. These surveys are but one of the tools (in addition to speaking with constituents at their doors, on the phone and at events, conducting my own research, and listening to testimony from experts) that I use when making decisions on proposals that come before the General Assembly.

News from Carol

Crowdfunding and Advanced Placement Legislation Gain Momentum

March 21, 2015

Thank you to everyone who participated in my online legislative issue survey last week. We had an overwhelming amount of participation from throughout the district and state. The survey is just one of the tools I use when making decisions on bill proposals.

Take my Electronic Survey on 3 Hot Topics

March 13, 2015

As the spring legislative session progresses, the General Assembly will be faced with some major decisions on a wide variety of issues (as we work through the biggest issue of all - our state budget).  As you know, I periodically survey my constituents on some of the topics where residents have strong opinions on both sides of the issue.

Share Your Thoughts at a Community Event

March 6, 2014

It has been another busy week in Springfield.  Even though the session seems to be starting off a bit more slowly in terms of the speed of bills being heard in committee, there are always lots of activities going on, including constituents visiting the Capitol and requesting meetings, events with various interest groups to explain their issues and meetings with agency liaisons to work through details on my own bills, as they move through the legislative process.

Coffee Shop Stop Tomorrow

February 27, 2015

Today was the official deadline for members of the Illinois House of Representatives to introduce new bills for the 2015 legislative session. This year I have filed legislation relating to a variety of topics, such as budget reform, economic development, youth advocacy and environmental protection.