Welcome to my official legislative website. Thank you for visiting. I hope that this site provides you with useful and substantive information about myself, the 3rd legislative district and how I am working to make your voices heard and represent you in Springfield.

As we embark upon the 98th General Assembly, I am excited and hopeful for the great opportunities ahead for improving our State through innovative legislation.

I always enjoy hearing back from my constituents and listening to your input. If have any questions, concerns or ideas, never hesitate to contact me. I hold periodic townhall meetings, roundtables and satellite office hours, so do not forget to check the Constituent Services section of my Web site to stay in the loop regarding upcoming events.

Mattie Hunter

051914 js 0227Last week, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities (TASC) announced Illinois State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and Walgreens executive Steve Pemberton are to receive leadership awards in December.

"TASC stood by me during my efforts to improve Illinois' criminal justice system and addiction treatment policies," said Hunter, a career advocate for civil justice.

"I am honored to be recognized alongside Steve Pemberton for the work we've done in our communities. Leadership involves both finding solutions through legislation and making businesses stewards of their communities."


IEC Scorecard2014 SenGROUPThis week, the Illinois Environmental Council gave State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) and 34 other legislators a perfect score on their 2014 Environmental Scorecard.

“I am so honored by earning a 100 percent Environmental Scorecard award,” said Hunter, Majority Caucus Whip. “Thank you for recognizing the work of my colleagues and I.”

Elected officials had to vote in favor of 11 major environmentally friendly pieces of legislation in order to receive a perfect score.


041014 js 0947A new guardianship law, signed by the governor today, will reduce guardianship battles for children by allowing them to remain with a named caretaker versus moving from one guardian to the next.

Under House Bill 5686, if parents name a godparent as a child’s short-term caretaker, then a third party, such as a grandparent, aunt or uncle, wanting guardianship must prove the godparent is unfit.


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Springfield Office:
619 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL   62706 
(217) 782-5966
(217) 782-1631 FAX 
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2929 S. Wabash Avenue
Suite 102
Chicago, IL  60616 
(312) 949-1908
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