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Linda Chapa LaVia
was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois. She graduated from East Aurora
High School and was the first in her family to complete college, earning
her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She
is in her third term as a member of the Illinois General Assembly.
While in college, Linda honed her leadership skills as a cadet in ROTC,
completing basic training in 1988 and serving as a commissioned officer
in the US Army until 1993. She continued her service in the National Guard
until 1998 and is currently on Inactive Ready Reserve.
As a licensed real estate broker with Chapa Realty and a local business
owner, Linda has long sought to promote economic development opportunities
in her community. She is active in the Greater Aurora Chamber of Commerce,
the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Tri County Board of Realtors.
Linda's leadership, energy and passion for service is not confined to
her success as a businesswoman. With an eye to improving the quality of
life in the entire community, Linda is involved with the YWCA and currently
serves on its board of directors. Included in her responsibilities are
raising funds and promoting programs and services for young women. She
was the chair of the 2002 Women of Distinction Luncheon which honors community
In an effort to give young people an alternative to gangs and crime, Linda
takes an active role in Aurora's "Weed & Seed" Program and
continues to work with her family on God's Gym. Linda also connects high
school students with mentors through the Tomcats Searching for Tomcats
program. Linda's energy and commitment to her community earned an appointment
to the Aurora Hispanic Advisory Board and the Fourth of July Parade Committee.
Linda brings her work ethic, energy and passion for community service
to the job of State Representative. She is working to provide a voice
in Springfield for all residents by working toward excellence in
education, safer streets and quality healthcare for families and seniors.
She will use her life experience to promote a strong business climate
for a strong community.
Linda and her husband Vernon have two daughters, Veronica and Jacqueline.
The 83rd District includes all of Aurora and parts of North Aurora and
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