Rep. John Connor

(D-Romeoville)
85th District
Rep John Connor

Springfield Office:
284-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-4179

District Office:
16151 S. Weber Road
Suite 103
Crest Hill, IL 60403
(815) 372-0085

Biography  

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.

Connor Delivers Donated Books to Area Correctional Facilities

Connor Delivers Donated Books to Area Correctional Facilities

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.

Connor Backs Plan to Protect Workers’ Rights, Wages

Connor Backs Plan to Protect Workers’ Rights, Wages

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.

Connor Promotes Mental Health Support, Education for Police Officers

Connor Promotes Mental Health Support, Education for Police Officers

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.

Connor Fights to Defend Immigrant Communities from Financial Predators

Connor Fights to Defend Immigrant Communities from Financial Predators

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.