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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 seven committees, and is the primary sponsor of 1148 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

Get to Know Your Ward: 50th Ward

NBC Chicago and Ward Room bring you profiles on all 50 wards this election season. As candidates face off in the Feb. 24 election, they are also facing a new ward map, which takes effect when the winners assume office. In this profile, learn all about the 50th ward, which ...

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 ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • SJR 31

    Congress - Oppose Iran Deal

  • SB 2166

    Crim Cd-Replica Firearms

  • SB 2151

    Crime Victims Comp-Court Costs

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  • SB 2148


  • SB 2146

    Il College Promise Program

  • SB 2149

    Inc Tx-Education Credit

Recent Votes

SB 1854


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3762.0
•••No: 1627.0
•••Other: 610.0
SB 763


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4271.0
•••No: 1016.0
•••Other: 711.0
SB 2046

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3661.0
•••No: 1932.0
•••Other: 46.0
SB 163

Third Reading

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 5694.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 35.0
HB 1


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 4474.0
•••No: 1118.0
•••Other: 46.0
SB 163


Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 758.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 541.0
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