Tag: Sen. Lightford

Lightford Becomes First Black Female Sen. Majority Leader In State History

Sunday, January 13, 2019 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews

Featured image: State Sen. Kimberly Lightford became the first African America female Senate Majority Leader in Illinois history on Jan. 9 | Photo submitted

A longtime Maywood lawmaker is making her own history just as Democrats are set to begin a historic era of dominance in Springfield. State Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-4th) was recently named Senate Majority Leader, making her the first African American female to hold the position and among the highest-ranking elected officials in state government.

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For Lightford, New Maywood Recreation Center A Mission Accomplished

Sunday, December 16, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Sen. Kimberly Lightford, the lawmaker most influential in helping the park district secure funds to renovate and reopen the facility at 809 Madison St. in Maywood, inside of the third floor of the building, which was named in her honor this month. | Shanel Romain 

As community members filed through the Lightford Recreation Center, 809 Madison St. in Maywood, on Dec. 15, the facility’s namesake, state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th), basked in the glory of it all.

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Two Bills Sponsored By Maywood Legislator Signed Into Law

Friday, August 24, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th). | 

Two bills that were sponsored by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (4th), the assistant majority leader who represents most of Proviso Township, were signed into law this week by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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