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09 2013

Senator Linda Holmes denounces misleading mailers from anonymous outside groups.

(Aurora) State Senator Linda Holmes denounced a direct mail piece from an outside group Friday afternoon.

“This mail piece is repulsive and disrespectful to hardworking Latino families in our community,” said Holmes. Read More

09 2013

State Senator Linda Holmes is proud to be endorsed by two major publications

AURORA, ILLINOIS – State Senator Linda Holmes has received the endorsement of both the Daily Herald and the Chicago Tribune in her race in the 42nd State Senate District. Both editorial boards note Senator Holmes’ commitment to meaningful reform in Springfield.

In their endorsement of Senator Holmes, the Daily Herald writes “Holmes has a solid record of working on behalf of her constituents and an equally good understanding of her district.” Read More

09 2013

Senator Holmes Raises Money to Help Family Focus Turn Out the Vote

AURORA, ILLINOIS – State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) attended the “Going behind bars for good” event hosted by Family Focus on Saturday afternoon. The event, which was hosted at East Aurora High School, was aimed at helping Family Focus get the Latino vote out in Aurora. The New Americans Democracy Project is a “non-partisan voter registration and voter turn-out campaign” aimed at “targeting infrequent voters and registering new citizens to vote”.  Read More

09 2013

Holmes Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

AURORA, ILLINOIS – Democratic State Senator Linda Holmes cut the ribbon on her new campaign headquarters Wednesday evening surrounded by friends and supporters. The new campaign office is located at 78 S. Lasalle St, right in the heart of downtown Aurora and will serve as the center of her re-election campaign. It will be used as a meeting place for volunteers and a convenient location to pickup campaign literature or yard signs. Read More

09 2013

Governor Signs Legislation Ending Legislative Scholarship Program

“I applaud Governor Quinn for signing this legislation today, ending a program that unfortunately became synonymous with abuse.”
State Senator Linda Holmes

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor Quinn signed legislation today ending the troubled legislative scholarship program. House Bill 3810 abolishes the tuition waiver program and sets up a task force to review and evaluate other tuition and fee waiver programs offered by universities in Illinois.  Read More

09 2013

Illinois’ “archaic” accounting practices to receive major upgrade

“These reforms will bring fiscal integrity back to Illinois. It’s not going to happen overnight, but this is part of the long-term plan to help us lay out the path our state needs to follow. And that’s the path of fiscal responsibility,”State Senator Linda Holmes

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The way Illinois reports its financial standing will get a major facelift under legislation sent to the governor today by the Illinois Senate. The legislation, sponsored by State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora), comes on the heels of a February 2011 audit that described Illinois’ outdated and inefficient accounting systems as “archaic.” Read More

09 2013

Holmes’ Incentive Will Encourage Businesses to Hire Unemployed Veterans

“Helping employers hire veterans is good for business, good for the economy, and the right thing to do.”
State Senator Linda Holmes


SPRINGFIELD, IL – Legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) aimed at encouraging businesses to hire unemployed veterans passed the Illinois Senate earlier today. The measure, Senate Bill 3241, gives employers a 20% tax credit when they hire an unemployed veteran who has served on active duty since September 11, 2001. Read More

09 2013

Holmes Lauded for Leadership on Local Issues

“The state shouldn’t balance its budget on the backs of local communities,”Senator Linda Holmes.

AURORA, IL – In recognition for her legislative accomplishments during the past year, State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) was presented with this year’s Governmental Leader of the Year award by the DuPage Mayors and Managers Conference this evening. Read More

09 2013

Senator Holmes Opts Out of State Scholarship Program

It’s evident that the abuse within the scholarship program outweighs the good.” State Senator Linda Holmes

AURORA, IL – The state’s Legislative Tuition Waiver Program will no longer be offered to students in State Senator Linda Holmes’ (D-Aurora) district as she has decided to opt out of the highly scrutinized program. Read More

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