"When you are a 21st Century woman who is balancing a career and a family, you have to be like the Army: you need to do more before breakfast than most people do all day."
"I think we can balance the budget without raising taxes, fight waste, fraud, and corruption, all while protecting our most vulnerable citizens, and providing a safety net."
"I think one of the things that makes Illinois great is its inclusiveness and its willingness to embrace people of all cultures and backgrounds. Because of that, I support both state and federal laws that protect immigrants and their families. What I can't support is using immigants and their families as political pawns."
”I think it is time to ratify the ERA in Illinois. Women still earn less than men for comparable work.”
"I don't want you to send me to Springfield to represent the Illinois Democratic Party. I want you to send me to Springfield represent the people of District 41, ALL the people of District 41." (Emphasis in the original.)