47th District State Senator Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) was the guest speaker at the August meeting of the McDonough County Interagency Council. Tracy spoke about her background working as a lawyer and her nearly eight year tenure as a state representative for the 94th district.
Illinois lawmakers have been called back to the capitol a few times this summer to weigh in on big state issues during legislative special sessions. Tri States Public Radio recently caught up with Senator Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) when she visited to Macomb. She spoke with TSPR about the two biggest votes of the summer so far: the state budget and K-12 school funding.
Superintendents in western Illinois pleaded with the public last year to reach out to legislators and urge them to pass a budget and fund K-12 schools. They sounded the call again as the deadline to pass a budget this year approaches.
Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) was sworn in Wednesday for the new session of the Illinois General Assembly. Tracy will serve a two-year Senate term representing the 47th District. She ran unopposed to fill the seat left vacant by retiring Democrat John Sullivan of Rushville.
State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) announced she will run for another term in the Illinois House, while former Representative Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) said she will run for the Illinois Senate.