Rep. John Connor
John Connor was born and raised in Joliet. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Illinois. Connor spent nearly 20 years as a criminal prosecutor at the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office. He helped launch the Major Crimes Prosecution Unit and was also chief of the High Tech Crime Unit. Connor instituted and ran the special grand jury for the Drew Peterson case, securing the indictment that successfully led to Peterson’s conviction. He and his wife live in Lockport and have three sons.
CREST HILL, Ill. – Seeking to enrich the lives of incarcerated individuals on their path of rehabilitation, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, teamed up with state Sen. Pat McGuire, D-Joliet, to provide donated books from area residents to local correctional facility libraries.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, focused his efforts on developing good-paying sustainable jobs, improving access to health care and taking steps toward fair taxes for middle-class families during the spring legislative session.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is fighting to increase penalties for reckless driving near pulled-over emergency vehicles, protecting local law enforcement officials in the wake of the tragic deaths of two state troopers during roadside stops.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is supporting legislation to improve background checks through the use of fingerprints and help the Illinois State Police to process and follow up FOID revocations for felons following a tragic mass shooting in Aurora earlier this year.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is fighting for stronger enforcement of fair pay laws, employee safety protections and fair hiring practices by backing legislation to create a workplace watchdog unit in the attorney general’s office.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Children and spouses of police officers who have died in the line of duty would be able to receive college scholarships and grants under legislation introduced in the House by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Students at public colleges would have better access to mental health resources under a bill recently passed by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Police officers would receive greater mental health education and support under a bill supported by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, which establishes training programs to help police officers recognize and manage mental health problems for themselves and other law enforcement professionals.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Predatory notaries pretending to help immigrants but instead stealing their money can now be prosecuted under legislation supported by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, which prevents unscrupulous notaries from taking advantage of language and cultural difficulties to cheat vulnerable immigrants out of their hard-earned income.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Criminals who target houses of worship for religiously motivated attacks will face tougher penalties under legislation passed by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, addressing the alarming rise in hate crimes.