Illinois State Senator Laura Murphy joined us for lunch today, to talk about the state of Illinois governance in general, and what the next year may hold for residents. Senator Murphy serves the 28th District, an area that includes two counties and ten municipalities, from Rosemont west to Hanover Park.
Laura's vocation and passion has always been higher education, as well as that major impediment to education, alcohol and substance abuse in young people. She has been a teacher, a Des Plaines alderman, and a member of the Illinois Liquor Control Commission.
The Senator knows what a logjam Illinois government and finances are currently in, but she hopes that combining reform, mediation, and term limits will bring Illinois into a much better position. The state is rich in natural, business, and human resources, but of course politics and power don't always work to everyone's advantage.
We had a great turnout to hear Senator Murphy, and we hope to see you all at future events too!