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Welcome to my official Senate website! This will be your tool for news about what I am doing in Springfield, important information regarding the 40th District and events taking place in and around our community.

It is important to me to have a resource available to my constituents with content necessary to keep you informed as well as a place to have your voice heard. Please continue to visit this site as it grows and see how I am working for you.

Warmly,

Senator Toi W. Hutchinson
40th District

toi webState Senator Toi Hutchinson released the following statement ahead of the verdict in the trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged with murder in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald:

"In thinking about the coming Laquan McDonald case verdict, we know that the fight for civil rights has a long and storied history.

"For those that weren’t directly part of the struggle, the memories of the pain, bloodshed, death and hope that a new day was coming have been sanitized by distance and time. But they are still etched in the souls of those who have died or lost loved ones to allow us to claim our space and continue the fight. 

"Remember that what we fight for has to be bigger and bolder than what we fight against. In light of all of our frustrations, we must move from being dissatisfied to being proactive. Register to vote and actually show up and do it. Find a non-profit directly engaging in the delivery of services that you are passionate about.
 
""Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod..." We sing, we march, we pray, and we gather because we know our work is not done. We know our voices matter, even when it appears that our very lives do not.

"In the coming days, the voices of the disenfranchised will be heard: “no justice no peace.” It is time for us to decide what piece we play in moving toward justice. Every single one of us. No matter what this verdict brings."

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Springfield Office:
121C Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217.782.7419

District Office:
222 Vollmer Road. Suite 2C
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
708.756.0882

 

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