SPRINGFIELD – The Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities awarded State Senator Laura Fine (D-Glenview) with its prestigious Legislator of the Year title Thursday.

“I’ve always been a strong advocate for people with disabilities, and as a legislator I have been dedicated to fighting for their rights,” Senator Fine said. “From expanding dual credit courses for students with intellectual disabilities to ensuring representation from the disability community in statewide groups, we have made incredible advancements in our state, but the fight isn’t over.”

ICED supports state employees with disabilities and provides advice to state agencies in regards to disability-related issues of concern. The committee’s mission is to promote access, independence and opportunity for state of Illinois employees with disabilities.

The Legislator of the Year award is presented to a state legislator who has worked to advance the rights, opportunities or independence of people with disabilities through legislation.

“It is my distinct honor and privilege to accept the ICED Legislator of the Year award,” Senator Fine said. “I look forward to continuing our work together to ensure a better world for people with disabilities across Illinois.”  

More information on ICED and its awards program can be found on the ICED website.