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Representative John Connor (D)
85th District

Photograph of  Representative  </span><span class="heading notranslate">John Connor (D)
 

Springfield Office:
Senator 85th District
284-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL   62706
(217) 782-4179
 
District Office:
16151 S. Weber Road
Suite 103
Crest Hill, IL  60403
(815) 372-0085

Years served: June 2017 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations-General Service; Appropriations-Higher Education; Cybersecurity, Data Analytics, & IT (Vice-Chairperson); Judiciary - Criminal; Labor & Commerce; Transportation: Regulation, Roads; Broadband Access and IT Assurance (Sub-Co-Chairperson); Distributed Ledgers & Cryptocurrenc (Sub-Co-Chairperson); Job Growth, Preservation and Traini.

Biography: John Connor was born and raised in Joliet. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Illinois. Connor spent nearly 20 years as a criminal prosecutor at the Will County State's Attorney's Office. He helped launch the Major Crimes Prosecution Unit and was also chief of the High Tech Crime Unit. Connor instituted and ran the special grand jury for the Drew Peterson case, securing the indictment that successfully led to Peterson's conviction. He and his wife live in Lockport and have three sons.

Associated Representative(s): Pat McGuire