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Senator Kimberly A. Lightford Assistant Majority Leader
4th Senate District
SPRINGFIELD — Children suffering from mental health issues will be diagnosed sooner under a measure signed into law today. Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) led efforts for the new law requiring social and emotional screenings for children as a part of their school entry examinations.
The proposal calls for the Department of Public Health to develop rules and an appropriate revision to the child health examination form.
“It is important that our children understand that many people deal with mental health issues, that mental illness does not define someone and that they do not have to suffer alone,” Lightford said.
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SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) responded to the governor's State of the State Address by criticizing him for avoiding the real issues of the state.
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Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford
Born May 10, 1968, in Chicago; B.A., public communications & human relations, Western Illinois University; Master's in public administration, University of Illinois at Springfield. Village of Maywood Trustee 1997-2003; State Government Employee - IL Secretary of State, IL Department of Corrections, IL Central Management Services. Resides in Maywood with her family.