Q&A with State Senator Rachelle Crowe (D-56)
Your district encompasses much of the Metro East area. What are the most common types of civil legal issues people in your district need help with?
To my knowledge, issues concerning family and property are among the most common among constituents.
What legislative accomplishments are you most proud of? And what are your priorities over the coming year?
I’m most proud to have the opportunity to represent my home and the interests of my family, friends and neighbors in the Illinois Senate. Becoming the first woman in state history to chair the Judiciary Committee is my distinct honor, and I look forward to advocating for working families and improving our state’s criminal justice system.
Before becoming a state legislator, you were a prosecutor with the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. How do you think that experience shaped you as a legislator?
I’m familiar with our state’s criminal justice system and have maintained relationships with crime survivors, law enforcement officers, investigators, prosecutors and members of the judicial branch. I’m constantly using my experience and judgement to vet legislation that comes before the Senate.
You’re a lifelong Metro East resident. What’s one thing you want people to know about this part of Illinois?
The Metro East is full of unique dining, hospitality and entertainment opportunities. Come check us out and see for yourself!