Illinois General Assembly - Senator Biography
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Representative Karen A. Yarbrough (D) - Previous General Assembly (95th)
7th District

Photograph of  Representative  Karen A. Yarbrough (D)

Springfield Office:
Senator 7th District
272-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-8120
(217) 782-1739 FAX
District Office:
2305 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Broadview, IL  60155
(708) 615-1747
(708) 615-1745 FAX

Years served: 2001 - Present

Committee assignments: Financial Institutions; Insurance (Vice-Chairperson); Elementary & Secondary Education; Renewable Energy; Gaming; Appropriations-Public Safety (Chairperson); Computer Technology; Tollway Oversight; Housing and Urban Development (Vice-Chairperson); Accountability, Subcommittee on Ele (Sub-Chairperson); Committee of the Whole.

Biography: Licensed real estate broker, and the founder and president of Hathaway Insurance Agency. She has a B.A. in business administration from Chicago State University and an M.A. in inner city studies form Northeastern Illinois University. She served as president of the Maywood Chamber of Commerce for 8 years, and has been a board member of the United Way of Suburban Chicago and the Oak Park YMCA. She is also a founder of Maywood's live theater, a member of the Maywood Youth Mentoring program, and a supporter of scholarship programs.

Associated Representative(s): Kimberly A. Lightford