SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Michael Frerichs (D-Champaign) was honored Saturday by the Independent Voters of Illinois – Independent Precinct Organization. The nonpartisan good-government group presented him with its Best Legislative Voting Record Award for the previous General Assembly.
"This is a group that understands that the public good should be the driving force behind political action, so I'm pleased to receive their recognition of my work for the 52nd District and the state," Frerichs said. "I'm proud of my record of making government work better for ordinary people fed up with partisanship."
Other award recipients included Senators Kwame Raoul (D-13th), Heather Steans (D-7th) and Michael Noland (D-Elgin) and Representatives Naomi Jakobsson (D-Champaign), Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25th), Elaine Nekritz (D-Buffalo Grove) and Robyn Gabel (D-18th).