Currently alive, at 74 years of age.
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1944 – Born on the 22nd of May in Chicago, U.S.A.
1965 – She graduated at University of Illinois.
1969 – She was responsible for a law requiring the printing of freshness dates on groceries.
1976 – She served as a Program Director of Illinois Public Action, Illinois’ largest public interest group.
1985 – She became Executive Director to the Illinois State Council of Senior Citizens.
1990 – She was elected to the United States House of Representatives, representing Illinois’ 9th
1998 – She reportedly phoned every female partner of a law firm in Chicago during her first run for office and has gained national acclaim for her fundraising prowess.
2004 – She was one of the earliest and most emphatic supporters of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama before his win in the Illinois Democratic Primary.
2005 – In August, Schakowsky’s husband, lobbyist Robert Creamer, the executive director of the Illinois Public Action Fund, pleaded guilty to one count of failure to collect withholding tax, and bank fraud for writing checks with insufficient funds.
2006 – On the 5th of April, Creamer was sentenced to five months in prison and 11 months house arrest.
– Creamer served his 5 month incarceration at the Federal Correction Institute in Terra Haute Indiana and was released on the 3rd of November.