Corinne M. Pierog
Candidate for Illinois State Senate, District 25
Corinne has had a lifelong commitment to community service and education. She recognizes the sense of urgency amongst her constituents as they continue to struggle against the tide of the unyielding recession. Corinne is committed to restoring Illinois’ economy through immediate job creation, community development,
transparent legislative policy, as well as ensuring
equitable educational opportunities for all of Illinois’ citizens.
The youngest daughter of a single mother, Corinne put herself through college and graduate school working as a waitress. Her mother always advised her to get the best education she could, and in that spirit she entered the teaching profession to share her passion for learning. During her teaching career, as a University Professor of Business Communication and Theater, she developed educational opportunities for underserved populations, and rose to the rank of Associate Dean. Witnessing firsthand the need for innovative programs for children and their struggling parents she eventually transitioned to work in community service.
Recognizing the necessity of sound fiscal management and the importance of solid leadership, she went on to receive an M.B.A. from Chicago’s Roosevelt University.
For the past 15 years, Corinne has engaged in a broad spectrum of vital community service efforts. She has managed First Night Evanston where she insured that the diverse families of this north shore community were celebrated and that small businesses were represented sharing in this regional festival‘s economic development.
Corinne also served as the Director of the Center for the Arts at Little City Foundation in Palatine -- an organization that provides opportunities and support for the developmentally disabled -- where she received a Community Service Award from the Illinois Alliance for Arts Education.
More recently, as part of the nationally recognized Executive Service Corps of Chicago, Corinne worked in the area of sustainable global health development as the Interim Executive Director of Health for
Currently, Corinne is the founder and president of Sustainable Leadership Solutions, a consulting company specializing in values-based leadership education. She continues to advise nonprofit and governmental agencies on matters regarding executive transition, strategic management, fundraising, and economic development. She has also teaches classes in management, finance and leadership at Illinois Valley Community College. Her executive experience coupled with her long history of fighting for social and educational issues makes Corinne an ideal candidate for the 25th District and the Democratic Party.
Corinne continues to serve on the School Board of St. Charles Community Unit District 303, chairing the Policy committee and is the Board’s liaison to the St. Charles Housing Commission and Norris Recreation Center.
Corinne, 60, was born in Chicago and lives in St. Charles, since 1998, with her husband, Robert. Together they have three children and are the proud grandparents of three grandchildren.
She is looking forward to an ethical and productive
campaign and to speaking directly and honestly with the voters of the 25th district