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Senator Kimberly A. Lightford Assistant Majority Leader
4th Legislative District
A new state law sponsored by State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford will make parents of children who live along "safe passage" routes eligible for financial reimbursement to pay someone to drive their children to school.
The law was inspired by an incident that occurred last December where a Chicago girl was beaten and raped half a block from one of the city's "safe passage" routes and other anecdotes from parents about the lack of safety along "safe passages."
"When our children step outside to walk to school in the morning, they shouldn't have to worry about gangs, drugs and gun violence," Lightford said. "They have enough to worry about at school. This law will help parents throughout Chicago get their children to school safely."
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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.