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by Dessa Rodeffer-Quill Owner/Publisher
Monday evening in Terre Haute at the United Methodist Fellowship Hall, Lieutenant Governor of Illinois Evelyn Sanguinetti told a gathering of Republicans at their annual Lincoln Day banquet: "I have three kids," and I want them to stay and live here if they can find good opportunity to do so.
Also speaking about the state of Illinois and the daily growing debt were Illinois Senator Jil Tracy and Illinois State Representative Randy Frese, Henderson County States Attorney Coby Hathaway, Henderson County Republican Chair Bill Knupp, and Judge Ray Cavanaugh who extended his appreciation for the support given him and their vote. (See page 10)
Evelyn Pacino Sanguinetti, 46, is the 47th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. Her term began January 12, 2015 alongside Governor Bruce Rauner, both elected on November 4, 2014.
Although she is the third woman in Illinois history to hold this office, Sanguinetti was elected the first female Hispanic Lieutenant Governor in the United States.
The Lincoln Day affair was at the Terre Haute Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, and Sanguinetti arrived in time to shake most everyone's hand prior to the delicious midwestern roast beef and pork meal.
As she needed to leave, Sanguinetti was introduced first and spoke of her life story from her quick birth to immigrant parents to her failing 1st grade as she struggled to fit in. (Sanguinetti was born November 12, 1970 in Miami, Florida soon after her 15 year old Cuban mother and Ecuadorian father immigrated to America.)
Her mother was her hero and told her, she could become anything if she took the opportunities that lie before her.
Sanguinetti did just that. and let the system help her obtain an education. She earned a bachelor's degree in music from Florida International University and moved to Illinois and obatined a juris doctor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.
She became an attorney and adjunct professor of law at John Marshall Law School and worked as an assistant Illinois Attorney General during the tenure of former Republican Attorney General Jim Ryan and has served on the Wheaton City Council.
She is an example of what can happen if you do things legally, \apply hard work, and use the system only as an oppotrunity to better yourself.
Sanguinetti gave a snoposis of the state of the budget and said that Governor Rauner and she are both on the same page of standing firm to have a balanced budget and to make the necessary adjustments badly needed at the state level to make this wonderful state of Illinois a great place to stay, live, and work.
"I have three kids," and I want them to stay and live here if they can find good opportunity to do so, she said.
Also speaking about the state of Illinois and the daily growing debt were Senator Jil Tracy and State Representative Randy Frese, States Attorney Coby Hathaway, Republican Chair Bill Knupp, and giving a thank you for everyone's support, Judge Ray Cavanaugh.