Clockwise from top right: 1. Senator Dale Fowler (Harrisburg) welcomed Cairo’s Mayor and Council members to the Statehouse during the annual Illinois Municipal League’s Legislative Day at the State Capitol on April 26; 2. Senator Karen McConnaughay (St. Charles) joined fellow legislators and representatives from the education community at a press conference in support of House Bill 2663, to prevent childhood program expulsions; 3. Senators Paul Schimpf (Waterloo) and Dale Fowler hosted a Southern Illinois coal forum on April 24 to discuss coal production and consumption with Congressmen Mike Bost and John Shimkus, representatives from the coal industry and members of the community; 4. Senator Tim Rooney hosted his second town hall event with Representative Tom Morrison at the Palatine Village Hall; 5. Senator Chuck Weaver (Peoria) welcomed high school students to the Statehouse who were in town to participate as part of the senator’s Youth Advisory Council; 6. Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (Lemont) welcomed the Illinois Manufacturers Association Board to her office to discuss Illinois manufacturing, and the need for critical reforms to grow our economy and stimulate job growth; 7. Senator Fowler welcomed Marion High School to the annual Community Health Care Legislative Day at the State Capitol; 8. Senator Michael Connelly (Naperville) welcomed DuPage Mayors and Managers to Springfield; 9. Senator Sue Rezin (Peru) met with Isabella Warmack, Joshua Rossi, Anthony Warmack and Nalia Warmack of Grundy County 4-H; and 10. Senator Schimpf joined Marissa Jr. and Sr. High School students on the Capitol grand staircase for a picture this week.