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Senate President applauds governor’s focus on putting people to work

jjc 053118SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Senate President John Cullerton signaled his support Wednesday for Gov. JB Pritzker’s efforts to make sure the state’s workforce training programs are putting people to work and identifying new jobs and industries for Illinois’ future.

“We have a tremendous opportunity to put people to work. I applaud the governor for recognizing the opportunity and moving quickly to do something about it,” said Cullerton.

On Wednesday, Gov. Pritzker gave his agencies a 90-day deadline to come up with ways for the state to better align workforce development programs and funding with actual employers’ needs and emerging industries, such as renewable, green energy jobs.

Senate helps crime victims, overrides governor’s veto

jjc 053118SPRINGFIELD — As part of an ongoing effort to combat human trafficking, the Illinois Senate voted Wednesday to speed up the process through which victims can get federal immigration relief. The 40-12 Senate vote set aside a veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton, the chief sponsor of SB 34, issued the following statement regarding the successful vote to override the governor and protect victims of human trafficking and other heinous crimes.

Cullerton honors Sister Jean for lifetime of work

JJC sisterjean 101218 1Senate President John Cullerton, a Loyola alum, made the following statement at a special ceremony on Friday:

“Today we honored Sister Jean for a lifetime of work to expand access to higher education and assist students on their path to higher learning.

“She was inducted into the Illinois Department on Aging’s Senior Illinoisan Hall of Fame.

Senate President John Cullerton statement on verdict

jjc 051018Illinois Senate President John Cullerton issued the following statement regarding today’s verdict.

“Justice is the reason we have the rule of law. This conviction brings justice for the killing of Laquan McDonald. It is my hope that it begins to restore some semblance of faith in our systems and belief that we all have the right to equal treatment and protection under the law.”

Sen. President Cullerton


6th District
President of the Senate
 

Years served: 1979 - 1991 (House); 1991 - Present (Senate)

Committee assignments: Committee of the Whole; Executive.

Biography: Attorney; born Oct. 28, 1948, in Chicago; B.A., political science, Loyola University; J.D., Loyola University Law School; served in Illinois National Guard, 1970-76; former Assistant Public Defender and instructor at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy; married (wife, Pamela), has five children.