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Jacqui Collins' Biography

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Contact Information

Senator 16th District
M114 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

1155 West 79th Street
Chicago, IL 60620

Full Name:

Jacqueline 'Jacqui' Y. Collins

Gender:

Female

Birth Date:

12/10/1949

Birth Place:

McComb, MS

Home City:

Chicago, IL

Religion:

Catholic

BA, Journalism, Northwestern University

J.D., Loyola University of Law

MA, Human Services Administration, Spertus College

MA, Theological Studies, Divinity School, Harvard University, 2003

MA, Public Administration, Harvard University, 2001

Assistant Majority Leader, Illinois State Senate, 2021-present

Senator, Illinois State Senate, District 16, 2003-present

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Illinois, District 1, 2022

Majority Caucus Whip, Illinois State Senate, 2017-2021

Candidate, Illinois State Senate, District 16, 2020

Former Member, Commerce and Economic Development Committee, Illinois State Senate

Former Member, Committee of the Whole, Illinois State Senate

Former Chair, Financial Institutions Committee, Illinois State Senate

Former Member, Governor’s Racial Profiling Task Force

Former Member, Governor’s Statewide Community Safety Reentry Commission

Former Member, Higher Education Committee, Illinois State Senate

Former Member, Insurance Committee, Illinois State Senate

Former Vice Chair, Insurance Subcommittee on Health Exchanges, Illinois State Senate

Former Member, Pensions and Investments Committee, Illinois State Senate

Former Member, Public Health Committee, Illinois State Senate

Former Member, Redistricting Committee, Illinois State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Pension Investments, Illinois State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Redistricting II, Illinois State Senate

Former Member, Subcommittee on Special Issues, Illinois State Senate

Former Member, Transportation Subcommittee on Capital, Illinois State Senate

Former Editor, Citizen Community Newspapers

Legislative Fellow, United States Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2001-2007, 2014-2021

Editor, Television News, Central Broadcasting Station-Television (CBS-TV), 1986-1999

Journalist, Television News, Central Broadcasting Station-Television (CBS-TV), 1986-1999

Press Secretary, Office of Congressman Gus Savage, 1981-1986

Engineer, WBBM-AM Radio Station, 1978-1986

Press Liason, Democratic National Convention, 1984

Press Liaison, Reverend Jesse Jackson, Democratic National Convention, 1984

Former Member, Henry Toll Fellow, Council of State Governments

Former Legislative Fellow, The Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD)

Minister of Communications, Saint Sabina Catholic Church, Chicago, 1987-1999

Chair, Black Employees Association, Central Broadcasting Station (CBS-TV), 1987-1988

Awards:

Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, 1998-1999

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