Illinois General Assembly - Senator Biography
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Representative Karen A. Yarbrough (D) - Previous General Assembly (93rd)
7th District

Photograph of  Representative  Karen A. Yarbrough (D)

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

Years served: 2001 - Present

Committee assignments: Insurance (Vice-Chairperson); Appropriations-Public Safety; Elementary & Secondary Education; Juvenile Justice Reform; Ins. Health Care Cost Drivers, Sub (Sub-Chairperson); Mandatory Insurance, Subcommittee (Sub-Chairperson); Whole, Committee of the; Pension Fund Management Procurement.

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