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Sen. Connelly joined several Illinois legislators at a round table discussion in Naperville. Sen. Connelly emphasized the disparity in school funding between Chicago Public Schools and the rest of the state.

January 1, 2018 New Laws


As 2017 winds to a close, legislative action for the year may have wrapped up, but 2018 will begin with more than 200 new laws taking effect.

From bills to help veterans and reduce government waste, to legislation seeking to improve safety for children, families and all Illinois citizens, we've created a video highlighting 18 interesting, important and controversial new laws taking effect at the turn of the year. You can access a full list of new laws by clicking here.

Sen. Connelly hosts Youth Advisory Council

Your Illinois State Capitol

The history of the Illinois Capitol as introduced by Senator Connelly. Check out this incredible video of how the Illinois Capitol was constructed, hear unique stories, and learn tidbits many people don't know.