Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 730-8121 (fax)
300 State House
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 524-1794 (fax)
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"Protecting and serving the interests of my
district and the citizens of Illinois are my top priorities. Especially
for those least able to advocate for themselves, including young
children, seniors, the disabled, and disadvantaged in our society."
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State Representative Jack McGuire is serving his tenth two-year term in the Illinois House of Representatives. A full-time legislator, Representative McGuire feels it is his duty to speak for those without a voice, specifically children and senior citizens.
Education funding is a top priority for McGuire. Each year he has fought to make sure our public schools receive the funding they need. He has worked to secure additional grants for school safety and education improvement and will continue to work to improve education standards.
A champion of senior issues, McGuire is the former Chairman of the House Aging Committee and has worked to expand the circuit breaker and pharmaceutical assistance program to provide affordable prescription drugs and property tax relief to seniors across the state.
McGuire is an overseas veteran of the U.S. Army and former Joliet Township Supervisor. An active community member, he has served on a variety of social service boards including the Salvation Army, Senior Services Center, Will/Grundy Medical Clinic, Foster Grandparents, and Center for Independent Living. He also served as Secretary and Vice-President of the Irish-American Society.
During his years of service in the legislature, McGuire has received several awards, including the American Red Cross’ Legislator of the Year Award in 1991 and the Advocates United Legislator of the Year Award in 1997. McGuire was also the 1998 recipient of the Zeke Giorgi Labor Award and the 1999 Josephine Oblinger Award. He has been honored by the Will County Farm Bureau, Region Two Area Agency on Aging, Senior Services Center, Senior Companion Program, and Citizens with Disabilities.
McGuire was born and raised in Joliet. He graduated from Joliet Catholic High School and attended Joliet Junior College. He later graduated from Colorado State College and began his career as a teacher and coach. Representative McGuire is married (wife, Pat) and has four children (one deceased) and 11 grandchildren.
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