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Constituent Spotlights

Apr 22, 2015 Constituent Spotlight

    After studying and performing for years in New York City with the world-class Dance Theater of Harlem and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Iona Calhoun decided to head back to her hometown of Chicago and found her own school of dance

Jan 9, 2015 Constituent Spotlight

Flossmoor resident named Presidential Leadership Scholar

Flossmoor resident Jay Readey will soon learn advanced leadership skills from former presidents that will help him bring about positive change within our Chicagoland communities.

Sep 15, 2014 Constituent Spotlight
While some activists search across the globe for ways to protect our natural resources, one 2nd Congressional District constituent is leading a crusade for clean waterways right here in the Chicago Southland.
Jun 20, 2014 Constituent Spotlight

How do you help millions of people at once? Corliss graduate aims to cure hereditary diseases

Corliss High School in Chicago may have just graduated the man who will one day find a cure for diabetes. 

Jun 6, 2014 Constituent Spotlight
Each time fate has called on Kankakee native Loxie Sanders to risk his life to save others, he’s fearlessly answered the call.
May 19, 2014 Constituent Spotlight

Karlock brings farm life from Kankakee to Chicago

    Kankakee County Farm Bureau Foundation President Paula Karlock wants our children to understand that food doesn’t magically grow in the produce section of grocery stores, but on farms cultivated with hard work and a great deal of risk.

May 13, 2014 Constituent Spotlight

Band leader wins Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching

    At the start of his second period class, Roosevelt Griffin was stunned when a long procession of family members and school officials flowed through the door. They were there to congratulate him on winning the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching.

Mar 31, 2014 Constituent Spotlight

Morehouse Student Has a Big Dream: To Inspire Young Men and Strengthen his Community

                Corey Hardiman has no plans to “escape” from his South Side neighborhood after he graduates from Morehouse College this summer. On the contrary, he intends to move back to Roseland and create a grassroots movement to uplift the entire community.

Mar 12, 2014 Constituent Spotlight

African American Historian Recalls the Passion and Hope that Changed America


Feb 11, 2014 Constituent Spotlight

Chicago Heights entrepreneur shifts nursing skills from people to cars



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