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In May 2011, Wilhelmi sponsored House Bill 180, which would require protesters to move an extra 100 feet away from grieving families at funeral services.
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Senators unanimously approved House Bill 180 to keep protesters at a distance of 300 feet away from the funeral site. Protesters are not permitted to engage in “disorderly conduct,” such as loud singing, playing music and chanting, 30 minutes before and after the funeral or memorial service.
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“I think the 300 feet will … expand the zone slightly so that families who are grieving will be less disrupted and will have the ability to mourn the loss of their loved ones, without this bill failing in court,” [http://cdn.statehousemedia.com/illinois/May/05-23-11/052311Wilhelmi.wmv said state Sen]. [[Arthur Wilhelmi|A.J. Wilhelmi]].
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Wilhelmi added that the bill still protects freedom of speech.
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Sen. [[William Haine]], a co-sponsor, said the legislation helps provide respect to military families.
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“It is certainly within the interest of this state to establish peace and order at a funeral site,”said Haine.<ref>[http://statehousenewsonline.com/2011/05/23/illinois-places-limits-on-protests-sex-offerder-law-tougher/ "Illinois places limits on protests; sex offender law tougher," By Diane S.W. Lee and Mary J. Cristobal, ''Illinois Statehouse News'', May 23, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==Elections==

Revision as of 14:58, 24 May 2011

Arthur Wilhelmi
A.J. Wilhelmi.jpg
Illinois State Senate District 43
Incumbent
Assumed office
2005
Current term ends
January 12, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website Senate website
Arthur "A.J." Wilhelmi is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. Wilhelmi has served in the Illinois Senate since 2005 and was re-elected in November of 2010 with his term expiring in 2015.

Wilhelmi graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Loyola-Chicago and his Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent Law.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Wilhelmi has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Wilhelmi served on these committees:

[1].

Issues

Protests

In May 2011, Wilhelmi sponsored House Bill 180, which would require protesters to move an extra 100 feet away from grieving families at funeral services.

Senators unanimously approved House Bill 180 to keep protesters at a distance of 300 feet away from the funeral site. Protesters are not permitted to engage in “disorderly conduct,” such as loud singing, playing music and chanting, 30 minutes before and after the funeral or memorial service.

“I think the 300 feet will … expand the zone slightly so that families who are grieving will be less disrupted and will have the ability to mourn the loss of their loved ones, without this bill failing in court,” said state Sen. A.J. Wilhelmi.

Wilhelmi added that the bill still protects freedom of speech.

Sen. William Haine, a co-sponsor, said the legislation helps provide respect to military families.

“It is certainly within the interest of this state to establish peace and order at a funeral site,”said Haine.[2]

Elections

2010

See also: Illinois State Senate elections, 2010

Wilhelmi won re-election to the 43rd District Seat in the Illinois State Senate. Wilhelmi was opposed by Republican candidate Cedra Crenshaw.[3]

Illinois State Senate, District 43 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Arthur Wilhelmi (D) 38,663 61.18%
Cedra Crenshaw (R) 24,536 38.82%

The election took place on November 2, 2010. Wilhelmi ran unopposed in the Democratic primary election on February 2nd.[4]

2006

On November 7, 2006, Democrat Arthur Wilhelmi won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 43 receiving 38,113 votes, ahead of Republican Christian Smith receiving 16,167 votes.[5]

Illinois State Senate, District 43 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Arthur Wilhelmi (D) 38,113
Christian Smith (R) 16,167

Campaign donors

2006

In 2006, Wilhelmi collected $256,389 in donations.[6]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $11,000
Chicagoland Speedway $10,000
Penn National Gaming $10,000
Chicago Auto Trade Association $8,000
Harrahs Casino-Joliet $7,150
Illinois Federation of Teachers $7,000
Illinois Senate Democratic Fund $5,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $5,000
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association $4,500
Comcast $4,000
Archer Daniels Midland $4,000
Exxonmobil $4,000
Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois $4,000
Illinois Automobile Dealers Association $3,500
Illinois State Medical Society $3,000
Midwest Energy $3,000
AT&T $3,000
Comed $2,400
Vulcan Materials $2,250
Altria $2,000

District 43

Wilhelmi represents Illinois Senate District 43. District 43 includes the Southwest Chicago suburbs of Crest Hill, Joliet, and Lockport[7].

Personal

A.J. is married to Michelle Wilhelmi. They have three children and reside in Joliet, Illinois.

External links

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Political offices
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Illinois Senate District 43
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