Rep. Laura Fine

17th District

District Office:
1812 Waukegan Road
Suite A
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 998-1717
(847) 998-1707 (fax)

Capitol Office
231-E Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-4194

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After Laura Fine's husband's near-fatal car accident a few years ago, her family's lives were forever changed. They struggled to make ends meet as medical bills piled up. But thanks to the overwhelming support from friends and family, Laura's family persevered. Laura believes in giving back through service to the community that helped her family through a very challenging time in their lives.

Laura is concerned about protecting our environment. She will work to pass laws that expand the development of renewable energy like solar and wind to help lessen our dependence on foreign oil, reduce asthma-causing air pollution and jumpstart the state economy with new, green jobs. She is working to reduce the toxic chemicals that are used in everyday products and will fight for tougher state standards to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. During her first term in office, Laura helped pass laws that mandate increased use of electric-powered state vehicles and allow communities that purchase their power through aggregation to more easily eliminate dirty fuels from their power supplies.

To protect motorists involved in accidents from the high costs associated with the accident, Laura sponsored and passed legislation increasing the mandatory minimum auto liability insurance drivers must carry. She passed stricter standards on appointed government officials to hold them accountable for their actions after an investigation found that three Northfield Woods Sanitary District trustees paid themselves more than $264,000 between 2008 and 2011.

As a former educator, Laura continues working to make education more affordable and accessible. She has supported state budgets that increased state assistance for education and she will continue working to protect the vital resources our schools need. Laura understands that many issues affect how successful a child is in the classroom. That is why she led the charge to expand the definition of bullying to include computers, phones and other technology used by students outside of the classroom or school.

Laura attended Indiana University, graduating with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications. She received a master's degree in political science from Northeastern Illinois University. Following college, Laura worked for several years in various media positions as producer, writer, reporter and anchor in both television and radio news.

Prior to her service as state representative, Laura was an instructor in the Political Science Department at Northeastern Illinois University, where she taught courses on American government and the U.S. Constitution. Laura has served as the Northfield Township Clerk, is a member of the Board of Directors of Angles (formerly known as Links North Shore Youth Service), and is an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Glenview-Northbrook, the Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise and the Glenview League of Women Voters.

Laura grew up in Glenview, where she now resides with her husband and their two sons. The 17th District includes all or portions of Evanston, Glenview, Golf, Morton Grove, Northbrook, Skokie and Wilmette.

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