Villa inaugurated for her second term to the Illinois senate

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Karina Villa (D-West Chicago) has been sworn into the 103rd General Assembly. Villa’s inauguration marks the start of her second term in the Senate. Senator Villa was born and raised in West Chicago and has been a lifelong resident of the 25th District.

“I was extremely proud of all the great work my colleagues and I accomplished in the 102nd General Assembly, and I am honored those I represent have entrusted me to continue working and advocating for them,” Villa said. “There is still a lot of work ahead of us, particularly when it comes to improving education, advancing access to health care and progressing the representation and opportunities of the Latinx community. I am eager to begin working with my fellow lawmakers to address these issues and make Illinois a better place to live.”

Villa was first elected to the Senate in 2020 for a two-year term, after previously serving as the Representative of the Illinois House’s 49th District. Senator Villa was the first Latina to represent the 25th District.