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A Grundy County lawmaker was honored this week with a retirement resolution in the Illinois State Senate.

The resolution highlights State Senator Toi Hutchinson’s legislative accomplishments and reputation as a highly effective and well-regarded public servant throughout her career in the General Assembly.

Since 2009, Hutchinson has served as Illinois State Senator for Cook, Grundy, Kankakee and Will Counties, representing a mix of suburban and rural communities south of Chicago. Hutchinson is also the immediate past President of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan non-governmental organization that serves both members of state legislatures and staff.

In her new role, Hutchinson will oversee Illinois’ new recreational cannabis program, an initiative she helped move through the Senate during the 2019 General Assembly.