The Sanalitro Journal – #010

As the first hints of spring begin to take shape, I am continuing my commitment to the people of Illinois through the ongoing legislative session –  which is set to adjourn before May 31st.

March is not just about the changing seasons and warmer weather; it’s a pivotal time for us in Springfield, where we continue to advocate for policies that uphold our values and bring true progress for our state. Things like keeping our taxes low, families healthy, and community safe are at the top of my priority list.

I appreciate when you take the time to share your thoughts with me so please send all of your questions and requests for assistance to my district office at 630-349-0645.

Please review some of the work I’ve been doing across the district below.

– Jennifer Sanalitro | 48th District State Representative 

Rep. Sanalitro Advocates for Victims of Human Trafficking

In a March press conference, State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro and fellow lawmakers highlighted proposed legislation to combat human trafficking in Illinois.

HB5469: Human Trafficking Order of Protection Act

  • This legislation enables victims of human trafficking to obtain orders of protection against their traffickers. HB5469 recognizes the unique challenges faced by trafficking victims and offers a legal mechanism to shield them from further harm. The bill demonstrates a commitment to safeguarding the rights and well-being of the most vulnerable in our society.

HB5468: Affirmative Defense for Trafficking Victims

  • HB5468 provides a crucial legal recourse for victims of human trafficking who have been compelled to commit offenses. This bill creates an affirmative defense for such victims, requiring them to demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of their trafficking situation. HB5468 acknowledges the complex circumstances of trafficking victims and aims to ensure that the legal system offers them protection and a path towards justice.

Additionally, Rep. Sanalitro is encouraging everyone to know the National Human Trafficking Prevention Hotline number of 888-373-7888 found on their official website here.

WATCH: Rep. Sanalitro Highlights Concerns with Proposed Budget

Watch as State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro highlights her concerns with Governor J.B Pritzker’s proposed FY2025 Budget.

“Governor Pritzker’s budget address was filled with false hope, inappropriate political rhetoric, and misaligned priorities. He claims that under his leadership he has brought us stability and progress. Unfortunately this portrayal is far from the truth.

Illinois citizens feel higher costs in living, unsafe neighborhoods and communities, and increasing concerns regarding the recent influx of migrants and undocumented immigrants, especially in suburban areas like my district” said Sanalitro.

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Rep. Sanalitro Introduces 2024 Spring Legislation

State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro announced her series of legislative proposals for the 2024 Spring Session of the Illinois General Assembly. These measures reflect Rep. Sanalitro’s commitment to addressing pressing issues in the state which include anti-human trafficking efforts (see above) and long overdue tax reform.

Tax Reforms:

  • HB496 – Reduced Tax Rate on School Supplies: Recognizing the financial burden on families with school aged children, this bill proposes a statewide tax of 1.25% on school supplies greatly easing the cost of education essentials.
  • HB5425 – Senior Citizens Homestead School Levy Exemption: This bill is tailored to support our senior citizens by offering a homestead school levy exemption for seniors who meet specific age, income, and property criteria.

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More Radical Legislation Filed in Springfield

In a controversial wave of legislative proposals, radical Illinois lawmakers are steering the state further awry by prioritizing divisive and polarizing issues over the urgent concerns of high taxes, rampant crime, and the escalating migrant crisis.

These provocative bills – filed during the 2024 Spring Legislative Session – reflect a clear shift towards extreme political stances that emphasize ideological agendas over tangible solutions.

Click here to read more about how these contentious measures would dramatically transform the daily lives of the people of Illinois.

Rep. Sanalitro Testifies in Transportation Committee

I presented my bill on behalf of ABATE of Illinois, Inc. in the House Transportation Committee.

The bill would make specialty plates that are currently available for regular cars also available for motorcycles!

For example if this bill passes, motorcyclists will have the choice to select from any of Illinois 50+ specialty licenses plates!

The bill passed committee and will head to the House floor for its next phase of its legislative journey.


I am working with DUKANE ABATE to preserve the legacy of motorcycling, along with the rights and freedoms of motorcyclists, in DuPage and Kane Counties.

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Rep. Sanalitro Celebrates Exceptional Women Leaders at the State Capitol

Representative Sanalitro was honored to welcome distinguished guests from her district to the Illinois State Capitol for the annual Emerging Women Leaders (EWL) Conference on March 5, 2024.

Now in its third year, the EWL Conference stands as a spotlight on the remarkable achievements of up and coming women leaders across the state. This annual event empowers legislators, including Rep. Sanalitro, to spotlight “women to watch” from their constituencies and celebrate their contributions while engaging in meaningful dialogue, and offering them a day to develop with motivational activities and networking opportunities.

Read more here.

Rep. Sanalitro Fights High Property Taxes

Sky-high property taxes and wasteful government spending force families to leave Illinois for better opportunities.

As your State Representative, I continue to fight to lower your tax burden, especially property taxes.

We have much work to do, and I am not done fighting for suburban families. Together, we can make a stronger Illinois.

Read more here.

Police Officers Wanted!

The Illinois State Police is increasing starting pay for new State Troopers. Starting July 1, 2024, new Troopers will earn a total amount of compensation above $90k upon graduation from the Illinois State Police Academy. 

Police Departments across the state are struggling to hire quality police officers to keep our communities and people safe. Consider a career in law enforcement and visit the link below.

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State Representative Jennifer Sanalitro is the State Representative for House District 48, which includes the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Bloomingdale, Carol Stream, Elk Grove, Hanover Park, Itasca, Medinah, Roselle, Schaumburg, and Wood Dale in suburban DuPage and Cook counties.