Senator VillanuevaSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) released the following statement in response to charges filed against former State Senator Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago):

“The charges filed against Martin Sandoval paint a clear picture of corruption. People in my community and across the state lose faith in our government because of cases like this. This year, we must rebuild public trust and enact real ethics reform. Our democracy depends on it.

While this situation is infuriating, it gives me hope because it means that no one, no matter how powerful, is above the law. The house of cards is quickly falling, and we need to seize this moment to make sure that corrupt individuals can no longer game the system.”

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President HarmonSPRINGFIELD – With the election of Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) as Senate President, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) is ready to pass ethics reform.

“Now that we have fresh leadership in the Senate, it’s time to fight for an honest, transparent Springfield,” Villanueva said. “Corruption scandals have plagued our government for too long and the people in my community and throughout the state have had enough. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues in the Senate to bring about real change.”

Read more: With new leadership, Villanueva is ready for ethics reform

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booksCHICAGO – Two local school districts are the recipients of the Illinois Secretary of State’s School Library Grant program, State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) announced today.

“Helping public schools expand their libraries will go a long way toward developing not only reading skills, but a love for reading that will last a lifetime,” Villanueva said. “When I was a student I spent countless hours at my school library lost in the pages of a book. I carried that love for reading with me into adulthood and I am grateful the educational foundation my library provided me.”

Read more: Local school libraries to receive state funding

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Senator VillanuevaCHICAGO – Illinois Senate Democrats welcomed newly appointed State Senator Celina Villanueva (D-Chicago) to their caucus this month.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to bring power to the people in my community,” said Villanueva, who has served as state representative for the 21st Illinois House District since 2018. “I promise to offer practical, progressive solutions to the problems Illinois faces and to always advocate for our most vulnerable friends and neighbors.”

Read more: Villanueva to be a progressive voice in the Illinois Senate

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Springfield, IL 62706

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