Senator Ed Maloney is a full-time legislator. He served in the IL House from 1992-93, and in the IL Senate since 1993 to present. His legislative agenda has included successful passage of laws aimed at providing better educational opportunities for Illinois students, combating childhood diseases, and providing financial relief to senior citizens. Senator Maloney will be retiring after completing the end of this general assembly.
He currently serves on the following legislative committees: Higher Education (chairperson); Labor; Redistricting, Appropriations II; Transportation; and subcommittee for Redistricting.
In 2012 according to SJR 70, which was adopted during the 97th General Assembly, he was appointed to serve on the Host Committee for the National Conference of Legislatures Summit (appointment by Senate President Cullerton) and most recently he was appointed (by Senator Cullerton) to the Tuition and Fee Waiver Task Force effective immediately. This is in regards to Public Act 97-0772. He was appointed co-chairman of this task force.
Senator Maloneyís professional memberships have included the Illinois Principalís Association, the National Council for Social Studies, the Illinois Association of College Admissions Counselors, the Southwest Suburban Counselorsí Association, and he is a current member of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, Local #943.
His professional experience includes: Twenty-eight years as a teacher, guidance counselor, administrator and coach at Oak Lawn High School and four years as an area manager and director of professional development for the Chicago Park District. Ed was an assistant principal and dean of faculty at Brother Rice High School in Chicago from 2001 to 2008. He was the physical instructor (seasonal) 1975-91 at the Chicago Park District, area manager at Kennedy Park 1997-99, director of professional development 1999-2001. He has spent 15 years as an ISHA basketball official.
Senator Maloney received his bachelorís degree in political science from Lewis University and a masterís degree in education from Chicago State University. He also received an honorary doctorate degree from his alma mater.
Ed has been married to Norine Smith for 43 years and has four sons and ten grandchildren.