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Ira I. Silverstein

Democratic — Senator — District 8
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Ira I. Silverstein represents Senate District 8 in the Illinois Senate, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 1060 bills, and is the secondary sponsor of 282 bills

1998 177836.0
2000 197575.0
2002 164577.12
2004 133151.0
2006 185788.85
2008 257914.0
2010 124797.76
2012 112970.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Springfield Office:

    Senator 8th District
    121B Capitol Building
    Springfield, IL   62706
    Phone: 217-782-5500
    Fax: 217-782-5340
  • District Office:

    2951 West Devon
    Chicago, IL  60659
    Phone: 773-743-5015
    Fax: 773-743-4750



News and Blog Coverage

Who Voted For, Against Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois

The Illinois House on Tuesday voted 61-54 to approve same-sex marriage in Illinois. The Senate followed suit about an hour later, and the state is now a governor's signature away from becoming the 15th to allow gay marriages. Here's how state lawmakers voted in the House and Senate. HOUSE : ...

How Chicago Legislators Voted On Conceal Carry Veto

Here's how Chicago legislators voted on the motion to uphold Gov. Pat Quinn's amendatory of the conceal carry bill. The motion passed the Senate, 41-17, and the House, 77-31. Most Chicagoans in both houses voted to sustain the veto, although several were marked as absent, excused or not voting. Here's ...

Silverstein favors gaming expansion

Illinois State Senator Ira I. Silverstein (D–Chicago) gave his support today to a gaming expansion measure that passed the Senate. Silverstein has been a vocal advocate for increased gaming opportunities in Illinois and released the following statement after today’s vote: “Illinois is losing revenue opportunities to surrounding states that offer ...

Silverstein seeks to give homeless equal rights

Illinois’ homeless will be given equal rights to access to public buildings, voting and other basic rights under a measure State Senator Ira I. Silverstein (D–Chicago) passed through the Senate today. “The homeless most times are in this situation due to a hardship in their life,” Silverstein said. “So, we ...

Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SB 108

    Animals-Veterinary Kennels

  • SB 90

    Probate-Disabled Persons-Wills

  • SB 97

    Ins Cd - Hearing Aid Coverage

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  • SB 65

    Reasonable Use Of Force Act

  • SB 68

    Driving With Computer Headsets

  • SB 64

    Counties-Elected Officials

Recent Votes

SR 1

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5491.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 58.0
SR 3

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5593.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 46.0
SR 4

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5491.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 58.0
SR 5

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5491.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 58.0
SR 2

Motion To Adopt

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5593.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 46.0
SB 2933


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5389.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 610.0
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