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Rauner veto a ‘slap in the face’ to immigrant crime victims

jjc 053118SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto Friday of legislation intended to improve relations between immigrant communities and law enforcement is a step backward that will punish victims and shield criminals, said Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton, the lead sponsor of the proposal.

“This is a slap in the face to crime victims who happen to be immigrants. The whole idea was to foster trust between police and immigrant communities. You want immigrants to report crime, because criminals aren’t checking immigration status,” Cullerton said. “Gov. Rauner’s veto is a misguided step in the wrong direction that will ultimately shield criminals and punish victims.”

Downstate farmers team up with Senate President to help Chicago’s hungry

Corn delivery 2CHICAGO – Illinois Senate President John Cullerton thanked a group of downstate farmers for delivering a truckload of sweet corn Friday to Common Pantry on the city’s North Side to help area families.

“I appreciate their generosity. This is a tremendous opportunity for people from different parts of the state to work together, realize we’re all neighbors and remind ourselves of how great the people of Illinois can be,” Cullerton said.

Cullerton met the farmers at Common Pantry and helped unload the corn. Common Pantry will distribute the load to other area pantries.

Senate President applauds approval of legislative ethics reforms

jjc 053118SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate overwhelmingly supported an overhaul of the state legislative ethics process, clearing the way for more independence and accountability from the Legislative Ethics Commission.

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton voted for the changes championed by Senator Melinda Bush, a Grayslake Democrat.

Illinois Senate welcomes Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (AUDIO)

jjc taipei 051518Today, Senate President John J. Cullerton welcomed the Director General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Chicago, Mr. Eric Huang. Mr. Huange spoke about the relationship and trade between the US and Taiwan.

TECO in Chicago’s jurisdiction include seven states in the Midwest which are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, The geographical size of the seven states is approximately 378,400 square miles, and is 10.5% of the whole landmass of the United States.

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.