About Laura


Laura is the State Representative for the 17th District and previously served as the Clerk in Northfield Township.  She was also an instructor in the Political Science department at Northeastern Illinois University, where she taught American Government and the Constitution. Prior to teaching, she worked for many years in the media in various positions including producer, writer, reporter and anchor in both television and radio news. Laura holds a BA in Telecommunications from Indiana University, an MA in Political Science from Northeastern Illinois University and is a graduate of IWIL:  the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership.  She lives in Glenview with her husband Michael and their two boys, Jacob and Jeremy.