Sen. Omar Aquino

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate began a new session today with the inauguration of the 101st General Assembly.

State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) is ready to continue working on measures that protect seniors, support education and expand healthcare access.

Aquino was recently chosen as Senate Co-Chair of the Legislative Latino Caucus and is looking forward to taking on the new role.

“While Illinois and the nation saw a blue wave this past election, we can’t rest on our laurels moving forward,” Aquino said. “We need to continue pushing progressive ideals that will move our state forward in this new General Assembly with a new administration.”

Aquino was first elected to the Senate in 2016 and represents the 2nd District in Chicago’s Northwest Side.