State public health department needs new leadership
SPRINGFIELD – The director of Illinois’ public health agency should resign, State Senator Cristina Castro said today, pointing to new information that calls into question his priorities and his ability to lead in a crisis.

Castro (D-Elgin) is urging Illinois Public Health Director Nirav Shah to resign after emails emerged, as reported by WBEZ radio, regarding the Rauner administration’s bungled response to the Legionnaires’ epidemic at the Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy.

Read more: Castro calls for Shah’s resignation

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IMG 0786ELGIN – State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) and Representative Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) presented a donation to the Community Crisis Center of Elgin on Feb. 26.

Last December, Castro and Moeller hosted a joint holiday open house and collected $300 in change from guests in attendance. Both legislators wrote matching checks of $350, making the total donation $1,000.

Read more: Sen. Castro and Rep. Moeller donate to Community Crisis Center of Elgin

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The 22nd District consists of all or part of 10 different communities, located within Cook County and Kane County. On this page, you will find links to the web sites of local governments and community organizations. If you find any problems with these links or you know of additional web sites that should be included, please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Legislative District 22

County websites:
Cook County
Kane County


Municipal websites:
Barrington Hills
East Dundee
Hanover Park
Hoffman Estates
South Elgin


Township websites:
Dundee Township
Elgin Township
Hanover Township
Schaumburg Township



Carpentersville Middle School
deLacey Family Education Center
Dundee-Crown High School
Golfview Elementary School
Lakewood School
Liberty Elementary School
Meadowdale Elementary School
Parkview Elementary School
Perry Elementary School
Sunny Hill Elementary School
Woodland Early Learning Center


Abbott Middle School
Channing Memorial Elementary School
Coleman Elementary School
Country Trails Elementary School
Creekside Elementary School
Elgin High School
Ellis Middle School
Garfield Elementary School
Gifford Street High School
Harriet Gifford Elementary School
Highland Elementary School
Hilltop Elementary School
Huff Preschool
Illinois Park Center for Early Learning
Kimball Middle School
Larkin High School
Larsen Middle School
Lord’s Park Elementary School
Lowrie Elementary School
McKinley Elementary School
Otter Creek Elementary School
Prairie Knolls Middle School
Prairie View Grade School
Sheridan Elementary School
Washington Elementary School


Chambers of Commerce:
Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce
Bartlett Chamber of Commerce
Cook County Chamber of Commerce
Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce
Hanover Park Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Hoffman Estates Chamber of Commerce
Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce
Schaumburg Business Association
Streamwood Chamber of Commerce


School Districts:
Community Unit School District 300
School District 54
School District Unit 46
Township High School District 211


Community Colleges::
Harper College
Elgin Community College


Hanover Park:
Albert Einstein Elementary School
Anne Fox Elementary School
Greenbrook Elementary School
Hanover Highlands Elementary School
Parkwood Elementary School
Spring Wood Middle School


Hoffman Estates:
Douglas MacArthur Elementary School
Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School
Hoffman Estates High School
John Muir Literacy Academy
Lincoln Elementary School
Neil Armstrong Elementary School
Timber Trails Elementary School


Helen Keller Junior High School
Winston Churchill Elementary School


Canton Middle School
District 211 Academy-South
Glenbrook Elementary School
Hanover Countryside Elementary School
Heritage Elementary School
Oakhill Elementary School
Ridge Circle Elementary School
Streamwood High School
Sunnydale Elementary School
Tefft Middle School

Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Tribune
Daily Herald
Elgin Courier-News


CLTV Chicagoland Television
Fox News Chicago
Chicago Public Radio

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elgin townhall 110217aELGIN – State Senator Cristina Castro (D-Elgin), State Representative Anna Moeller (D-Elgin) and Elgin Mayor David Kaptain will be joining together to hold a town hall meeting on November 2nd. They will be coming together to discuss news from Springfield and have an open dialogue with community members to find out their thoughts on what is happening in our community.

The meeting is being held to give residents the chance to ask Senator Castro, Representative Moeller and Mayor Kaptain questions and to discuss important issues surrounding their communities and state.

Senator Castro believes that town halls are important in order to receive feedback from local residents.

This event is free and open to the public.

What: Town hall
Date: Thursday, November 2
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Elgin Township Government Building, Lower Level (729 South McLean Blvd., Elgin, IL)

Speakers include:
· State Senator Cristina Castro
· State Representative Anna Moeller
· Elgin Mayor David Kaptain

For more information, call Castro’s office at (847) 214-8864 or visit www.SenatorCristinaCastro.com.

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State Senator Cristina Castro is a second-generation Mexican-American and lifelong district resident who has long been committed to her community and to public service.

Castro’s involvement in the community started at a young age when, during high school, she participated in various student groups, volunteered at school functions and helped coordinate and plan various activities both at school and in the Elgin community. It was through this volunteering that she discovered her deep passion for helping others and working with the community.

After high school, Castro received an associate degree from Elgin Community College, then furthered went on to receive a Bachelor of Science, the first of her family, and a Master of Business Administration from Northern Illinois University.

While active in her community throughout all her life, her public service career grew in 2008 when she was elected to the Kane County Board. Since first elected, she served on nine different committees including Judicial & Public Safety (chairwoman), Energy and Environment, Human Services (chairwoman), County Executive, and Finance & Budget committees as well as the Kane County Forest Preserve District’s Executive and Land Acquisition committees. In addition to the Kane County Board, she served on the board of directors for the Illinois Housing Development Authority, Black History Family Festival and Centro de Información.

Castro has a marketing and communications management background and has held positions in both the public and private sector. In 2015, she decided to run for the Illinois State Senate with the intention of using her professional background, life experiences and compassion to represent the interests and concerns of the people of the 22nd District. She’ll stand up for working families and will reach across the aisle on the issues that matter most to the people in her district and intends to work in a bipartisan fashion to help solve problems and to move the state of Illinois in the right direction.

Senator Cristina Castro and her husband, Joe McKeown, reside on the east side of Elgin with their three dogs.

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Contact Info

District Office:
The Professional Building
164 Division Street, Suite #102
Elgin, IL 60120
847-214-8864 phone
847-214-8867 facsimile

Springfield Office:
M121 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
217-782-7746 phone