WARNING - You have selected a biography page from a previous Illinois General Assembly. The information presented on this page may no longer be accurate. Please click here for the current Illinois General Assembly biography information.
Senator Jacqueline Y. Collins (D) - Previous General Assembly (98th)
|M114 Capitol Building|
|Springfield, IL 62706 |
|(217) 782-2115 FAX|
|1155 West 79th Street|
|Chicago, IL 60620 |
|(773) 224-2855 FAX|
|Years served: 2003 - Present|
Committee assignments: Energy; Financial Institutions (Chair); Insurance (Vice-Chair); Transportation; Committee of the Whole.
Born in McComb, Miss.; grew up in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood of Chicago. Earned degrees from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, Spertus College and Harvard Divinity School. 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.