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William Haine
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Illinois State Senate District 56
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 12, 2013
Political party Democratic
Profession Legislator
Website Senate website
William Haine is a Democratic member of the Illinois State Senate. Haine has served in the Illinois Senate since 2002 after being appointed by former Governor George Ryan to the seat. Before becoming a Senator, Haine served as the Madison County State's Attorney from 1988 to 2002 and was a Member of the Madison County Board of Commissioners in 1978 and from 1982 to 1988.

Haine graduated from Saint Louis University with his Bachelor's degree in 1967 and his Juris Doctor degree in 1974.

Committee assignments


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


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


Gaming license

On December 1, 2010, the Illinois Senate voted 31-20 in favor of a plan that allows for five additional casinos and electronic gaming at horse track facilities, increasing the number of licenses for casinos in the state to 15.

Under the plan, new casinos would operate in Chicago, southern Cook County, Danville, Rockford and Waukegan.

"Is it a huge expansion? Yes, I'm not going to deny it. But we have a huge deficit in the state of Illinois, we have got huge problems in the state of Illinois, so you don't look at little things to fix it, you look at big things to fix it," said the bill's sponsor, Sen. Terry Link, D-Waukegan.

Lawmakers like Haine would prefer another way to increase revenue.

"It's not the best thing we could do. It's not good, but it's the only thing available for new * Revenue Committee, Illinois State Senate," said Sen. William Haine, D-Alton.[2]


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.[3]



On November 4, 2008, Democrat William Haine won re-election to the Illinois State Senate District 56 receiving 82,672 votes.[4]

Illinois State Senate, District 56 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Haine (D) 82,672

Campaign donors


In 2008, Haine collected $314,969 in donations.[5]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois $18,202
Illinois Education Association $13,250
Penn National Gaming $10,000
Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois $7,000
Illinois Realtors Associatoin $6,000
Conocophillips $5,700
AT&T $5,000
Illinois Hospital & Health Systems Association $5,000
Illinois Life Insurance Council $5,000
Thomad Q. Keefe Jr. P. C. $4,150
Illinois Insurance Association $4,000
Simmonscooper LLC $4,000
Allstate Insurance $4,000
Property Casualty Insurers Association $3,500
Illinois State Dental Society $3,500
Unicare Life & Health Insurance $3,500
Southern Illinois District Council of Carpenters $3,450
Illinois Credit Union League $3,400
Illinois Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors $3,250
Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Co. $3,000

District 56

Haine represents Illinois Senate District 56. District 56 includes the St. Louis Area suburbs in Illinois including Alton and East St. Louis[6].


William is married to Anna Haine. They have seven children and reside in Alton, Illinois.

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Political offices
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Illinois Senate District 56
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