Democrat Steve Stadelman and Republican Dave Syverson each officially became a part of the 98th Legislature on Wednesday.
Syverson will serve the 35th District for a four-year term, this year marking his 21st in the Illinois Senate. He will also continue to serve as Assistant Minority Leader for the Republican caucus.
Stadelman is new to Springfield, serving the 34th District in his first term as senator. He previously worked as a reporter and anchor for WTVO for 25 years.
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