SPRINGFIELD—State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) welcomed two 37th District residents Margaret Farina and Sarah Stoliker to Springfield on Tuesday for a women’s brunch that honored the contributions of emerging female leaders from throughout the state.
The two women were part of a group of about 40 emerging female leaders who are each taking bold steps to make Illinois a better place to live and work. In addition to the recognition brunch, the group participated in a discussion about what issues are important for Illinois women and how the General Assembly can create policy that reflects their priorities.
After the brunch and conversation, the group was able to watch a portion of Tuesday’s legislative session from the House Gallery, where they were introduced and further honored by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. The group finished the day with a tour of the State Capitol.