Senator Gillespie

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Ann Gillespie was sworn in for her second term on Wednesday, representing Illinois’ 27th Senate District.

“I am eager to build on the progress we’ve made in my first term,” said Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights). “There is still a great deal of work to be done, and I look forward to delivering results for all our neighbors during the upcoming legislative session.”

Due to ongoing construction at the Illinois State Capitol, lawmakers this year took their oaths of office at the Old State Capitol in downtown Springfield. The historic site is the location where President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous “House Divided” speech, and served as Illinois’ statehouse from 1840-1876.

Senator Gillespie represents Illinois’ 27th Senate District, which includes Arlington Heights and portions of Mount Prospect, Palatine, Prospect Heights and Rolling Meadows. Legislative priorities for Gillespie’s second term include enhancing protections for children in state care, ensuring TIF dollars are used responsibly, and expanding access to health services and affordable housing.