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Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D)
16th District

Photograph of  Senator  Jacqueline Y. Collins (D)
 

Springfield Office:
Senator 16th District
M114 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-1607
(217) 782-2115 FAX
 
District Office:
1155 West 79th Street
Chicago, IL  60620
(773) 224-2830
(773) 224-2855 FAX

Years served: 2003 - Present

Committee assignments: Financial Institutions (Chairperson); Insurance; Transportation; Committee of the Whole; Higher Education; Commerce and Economic Development; Public Health; Subcommittee on Special Issues (PH).

Biography: Born in McComb, Miss.; grew up in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago. Studied journalism at Northwestern University and graduated from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Harvard Divinity Schoool. Emmy Award-nominated news editor at CBS-TV in Chicago and 2001 Legislative Fellow with U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. Recipient in 2011 of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Financial Literacy Leadership from the Illinois state treasurer.

Associated Representative(s): Mary E. Flowers
 André Thapedi