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Sente Encourages Governor to Sign Measure Expanding Teen Civic Engagement Opportunities June 17, 2016
The NewsSun
State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to sign legislation, which she introduced, into law allowing 17-year-olds who are registered to vote to serve as deputy registrars and to sign and circulate candidate petitions as soon as it crosses his desk.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-encourages-governor-to-sign-measure-exp-2016-06-17-story.html


Suburban mosque leaders denounce Orlando killings June 13, 2016
Daily Herald
Vaseem Iftekhar, president of Islamic Foundation North, issued a statement on behalf of the mosque. "The (Islamic Foundation North) community stands in solidarity with the friends and families of the Orlando shooting victims," the statement says. "We are devastated by this inhumane act of violence that has taken place and mourn for those lost and injured by the shooting. We offer our condolences to the families and pray for them during this time of indescribable hardship."
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160613/news/160619588/


Sente Encourages Governor to Sign Bipartisan Emergency Human Services Funding Legislation into Law June 10, 2016
The NewsSun
State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is asking Governor Rauner to sign into law a bipartisan measure that delivers $700 million in emergency funding to human service providers, who have not received state dollars for nearly a year, to ensure that critical services for Illinois' most vulnerable residents continue without interruption.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-encourages-governor-to-sign-bipartisan-2016-06-10-story.html


Sente Supports Elimination of ‘Tampon Tax’ in Illinois June 2, 2016
The NewsSun
State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, voted for bipartisan legislation, which passed out of the General Assembly on Tuesday, that will remove the unfair state sales tax currently charged on feminine hygiene products.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-supports-elimination-of-tampon-tax-in-2016-06-03-story.html


Sente Measure Expanding Teen Civic Engagement Opportunities Passes Out of the General Assembly June 2, 2016
The NewsSun
Legislation introduced by State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, allowing 17-year-olds who are registered to vote to serve as deputy registrars and to sign and circulate candidate petitions passed out of the General Assembly on Tuesday.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-measure-expanding-teen-civic-engagement-2016-06-03-story.html


More political rights for teens? Plan moves forward in General Assembly May 31, 2016
Daily Herald
"Restricting a 17-year-old from having a say in who represents them at the local level is unfair and undemocratic," said state Sen. Terry Link, a Vernon Hills Democrat who was the measure's chief sponsor in the Senate. "We should be opening the doors to them, not shutting them out."
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160531/news/160539840/


Sente Honored with Excellence in Government Award by Illinois State Crime Commission May 20, 2016
Pioneer Press
State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, was selected as the recipient of the 2016 Award of Excellence in Government by the Illinois State Crime Commission (ISCC) and will be honored at their annual dinner in June.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-honored-with-excellence-in-government-a-2016-05-20-story.html


Sente Sponsors Legislation Removing Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes Against Children May 20, 2016
Pioneer Press
In order for prosecutors to have more time to punish sexual predators, State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is sponsoring legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations for sex crimes committed against children.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-sponsors-legislation-removing-statute-o-2016-05-20-story.html


Sente Supports Measure to Protect Survivors of Sexual Assault May 13, 2016
Pioneer Press
A bipartisan measure supported by State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, will make it easier for survivors of sexual assault to report cases to law enforcement. "Protecting survivors of sexual assault is and will continue to be one of my top priorities," Sente said.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-supports-measure-to-protect-survivors-o-2016-05-13-story.html


Sente Sponsors “Stolen Valor” Measure to Address Impersonation of Veterans May 13, 2016
Pioneer Press
State Rep. Carol Sente, D-Vernon Hills, is sponsoring legislation to crack down on people who pretend to be military service members in order to receive benefits afforded to veterans. "Our service men and women are heroes who selflessly risked their lives on behalf of the United States and they should be honored for that dedication and sacrifice," Sente said.
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/community/chi-ugc-article-sente-sponsors-stolen-valor-measure-to-addr-2016-05-13-story.html


Tenth Dems host political talk May 13, 2016
Daily Herald
The Tenth Congressional District Democrats hosts longtime TV political commentator David Yepsen for a discussion about the 2016 campaign Wednesday, May 18, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, Pollak Room A. David Yepsen is a longtime TV political commentator. Yepsen will talk about what has happened and will break down what likely will take place through Election Day.
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http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160513/news/160519318/#


State senator calls Rauner budget proposal "smoke and mirrors" May 13, 2016
The NewsSun
My colleagues and I in the Senate are ready to work with the governor to identify shared priorities and put Illinois on a path toward a brighter fiscal future. But he has to bring something better to the table — something other than skipping pension payments and raiding the rainy-day fund to make ends meet on paper.
Senator Terry Link
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http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/opinion/ct-lns-letter-to-the-editor-st-0514-20160513-story.html


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