Rep. Camille Y Lilly

78th District

District Office
5755 W. Division
Chicago, IL 60651
(708) 473-7300
(708) 473-7378 (fax)

Capitol Office
270-S Stratton Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-6400
(217) 558-1054 (fax)

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State Rep. Camille Y. Lilly, a lifelong resident of Chicago's Greater Westside, is known for her dedication and commitment to the residents of the Austin and Garfield communities and the surrounding western suburbs. Over the past 20 years, she has established herself as an active voice for improving health care, protecting our neighborhoods, creating stronger schools and creating jobs.

As the Vice President of External Affairs and Development at Loretto Hospital, Rep. Lilly has connected the hospital to its community by involving residents and leaders in the process of identifying local health care needs. Her work in spearheading the development and implementation of a community Health and Wellness Screening Program has helped save lives by providing citizens information, resources and health care to enhance the local quality of life.

As the founder and former executive director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce, Lilly has built strong working relationships with the local park district, 15th District Police Department, area schools and newspapers, community leaders and agencies. She will use her business experience to continue fostering job creation and economic development in the region.

Lilly's team-approach to getting things done has created a synergy that has guided such projects as the Austin Banner Program, the Lake and Central Redevelopment Project, the Beth-Anne Life Centre, and the development of Westside Performing Art Center. She helped create the Austin Chamber of Commerce and Summer Youth Program, which has served well over 750 children since 2000.

As State Representative, Lilly is committed to being an open and accessible advocate for all residents of the 78th District. She is committed to working to address the needs and concerns of the area by fighting for educational assistance for families and students, boosting job creation and business development, making health care more affordable and accessible, and expanding mental health services at the community level. Lilly will continue to meet with constituents to seek solutions to these and other issues facing the community.

Rep. Lilly has received many awards for her leadership in the community, including the 1997 Mary Alice Henry Award from the Westside Health Authority for exceptional commitment and creativity in addressing the human needs of citizens on the Westside. Ald. Ed H. Smith, the Northwest Austin Council, and the Chicago Police Department's 15th District CAPS program, the Austin Youth League, Westside Holistic Family Services, the 37th Ward and the NAACP have also recognized Rep. Lilly for her advocacy.

One of five children born to Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Lilly, Rep. Lilly resided in the West Garfield community for more than 35 years, where she attended St. Mel Elementary School. She is a graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School. Rep. Lilly received her Bachelor of Science in Management/Marketing from Drake University in Des Moines, IA, and her Master of Hospital Administration from Oklahoma University. She is currently working on her Executive MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Lilly is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and Delta Sigma Pi, Professional Business Organization. One of her mottos: "what you put into something is what you get out of it", represents the standard of her work.

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