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Bristow ready to be more vocal in Statehouse Bristow ready to be more vocal in Statehouse

Bristow ready to be more vocal in Statehouse

One of the first lessons state Rep. Monica Bristow learned about her job was to keep answers short, and be careful about saying too much.  Bristow (D-Godfrey), appointed in December 2017 to serve the remaining term of retiring Rep. Dan Beiser, was presenting her first bill on halting pay raises for legislators.

Already tested, Wilcox begins first elected term in Senate Already tested, Wilcox begins first elected term in Senate

Already tested, Wilcox begins first elected term in Senate

Newly-elected state Sen. Craig Wilcox (R-McHenry) already has a slight leg up on his other freshman colleagues in the Illinois General Assembly. That’s because he has already seen legislative action at its most frenetic pace. Capitol News Illinois reporter Peter Hancock profiles state Sen. Craig Wilcox, beginning his first full term in the 32nd District.

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