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Senator Bill Cunningham (D)
18th District
President Pro Tempore

Photograph of  Senator  Bill Cunningham (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 18th District
309 J Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5145
District Office:
10400 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 445-8128

Years served: 2011 - 2012 (House); 2013 - Present (Senate)

Committee assignments: Assignments (Vice-Chair); Appropriations; Energy and Public Utilities; Executive; Executive Appointments; Higher Education; Gaming, Wagering, and Racing (Sub-Chair); EX Ethics (Sub-Chair); Judiciary.

Biography: Biography: Born July 21, 1967. Full-time state legislator and lifelong resident of the 18th Senate District. Graduate of Mt. Carmel High School; B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois-Chicago. Former Chief of Staff and Director of Communications for the Cook County Sheriff's Office. Previously served as a State Representative (2011-13) and as an elected member of the Sutherland Local School Council. Resides in Chicago's Beverly community with wife, Juliana, and two daughters, Madeline and Olivia.

Associated Representative(s): Kelly M. Burke
 Mary Gill