Illinois lawmakers sue for salaries

Illinois lawmakers sue for salaries

CHICAGO, July 30 (UPI) -- Illinois lawmakers Tuesday filed suit to overturn the governor's veto of their salaries for failing to enact pension reform.

Illinois House approves concealed weapons bill

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., May 24 (UPI) -- The Illinois House Friday approved a concealed weapons bill that would override Chicago's assault weapons ban.

Emanuel lobbies for anti-gang law

CHICAGO, April 11 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has urged the Illinois Senate to pass a bill allowing prosecutors to charge gang members with racketeering.

Blago impeachment to go on without lawyers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 17 (UPI) -- The impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will go on in Springfield even if his attorneys boycott the proceedings, a key state legislator says.
Blagojevich to seat Senate that'll try him

Blagojevich to seat Senate that'll try him

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- From the Kafka files: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will swear in the state Senate, whose first order of business is whether to remove him from office.

Internet sales of lottery tix proposed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Illinois state Sen. John Cullerton says the cash-strapped state education fund would get a shot in the arm with Internet sales of lottery tickets.
John Cullerton
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich passes the gavel to new Senate President John Cullerton, right, after presiding over seating the members of the Illinois Senate for the 96th General Assembly at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, on January 14, 2009. Blagojevich is the first Illinois governor to be impeached. (UPI Photo/Mark Cowan)

John J. Cullerton is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 6th district since his appointment in 1991. He was elected President of the Illinois Senate in 2009.

Cullerton is a native of Chicago, he received his bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University of Chicago and continued there to earn his law degree. After graduating, Cullerton served as a Chicago Assistant Public Defender. He went on to work at the law firm of Fagel and Haber.

In 1976, Cullerton was elected to the Illinois Delegation at the Democratic National Convention.

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