• 2015 "Trail Blazer” Award from Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (MBEIC/ChicagoMSDC) - 4/23/15
  • 2015 Novagradac Journal of Tax Credits community Development Individual Achievement Award - 5/15
  • Illinois Association of Regional School Superintendents Friend of Education Award - 7/15
  • STL Regional Chamber Advocate Award (for his work on the IL Budget) - Nov 9th/15
  • “Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award” USMCA (US Minority Contractors Assoc) - Nov 12/15
  • 2016 “Impact Award” Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee of Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (MBEIC/ChicagoMSDC) - 4/21/16

Partnering with Convoy of Hope and the American Red Cross, Belleville First Assembly of God has answered Belleville Mayor Mark Eckert's call to help Belleville became a "Community of Character" by assisting in disaster relief planning. In the event of a regional disaster, Belleville First Assembly of God is prepared to supply emergency food, water, and sundries to citizens impacted by a disaster.

Read more about Belleville First Assembly of God's disaster preparedness program. 


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State Senator James F. Clayborne Jr. (D-Belleville) has tirelessly promoted the growth of safe and healthy families since he took office in 1995. He represents the 57th Senate District, which includes most of the Metro East portion of Illinois.

The senator serves as Senate majority leader, chairman of the Assignments Committee and serves on the Energy and Public Utilities, Executive and Insurance Committees.

Clayborne graduated from Tennessee State University in 1985, and in 1988 earned his juris doctorate degree from the University Of Miami School Of Law in Coral Gables, Florida. He is a former assistant state's attorney in St. Clair County. Additionally, he served as a child support prosecutor, a supervisor in the St. Clair County Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Division, a supervisor in Felony Probation Revocations and a felony prosecutor. He also was one of 50 attorneys selected nationwide to participate in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National Law Institute in Quantico, Virginia.

Clayborne is a founding Partner of Clayborne, Sabo and Wagner LLP. Prior to starting his own firm, he was a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP for 23 years. His extensive public service career also includes a number of positions from 1988 to 1990 with the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office (Assistant State’s Attorney, Child Support, Misdemeanor Supervisor, Juvenile Supervisor, Felony Probation Revocation Supervisor, and Felony Prosecutor), an internship with the Dade County State’s Attorney’s Office, and a judicial clerkship with the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. He also served a judicial clerkship with the Legal Service of Eastern Missouri.

The senator has worked to diversify the business climate of Illinois. Clayborne passed legislation requiring day and temporary labor agencies to collect racial, ethnic and gender information from each person who requests employment to better monitor the state’s efforts to diversify its workforce.

Clayborne also passed legislation to address long-standing concerns about the state’s Business Enterprise Program, which requires at least 20 percent of state contracts to be awarded to companies owned by minorities, women, veterans or persons with disabilities.

Evidence of Clayborne’s success can be seen in the opening of the Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge, a project that employed 3,877 minority workers and contracted with 117 small, minority-owned businesses from economically disadvantaged areas.

In his free time, the senator participates in many civic and community organizations.

Clayborne is the recipient of the “Legislative Excellence Award” from the Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois. He was awarded the Regional Commerce and Growth Association of Metropolitan St. Louis’ “Statesman Award” in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Additionally he has received the Illinois Association of Regional School Superintendents “Friend of Education Award,” Novagradac Journal of Tax Credits community Development “Individual Achievement Award,” “Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award” from USMCA (US Minority Contractors Association), the “Trail Blazer” award from the Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (MBEIC/Chicago MSDC) and most recently the “Impact Award” Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee of Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council (MBEIC/Chicago) MSDC in 2016. Clayborne has been rated by Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability.

His awards also include the 1996 “Outstanding Legislator of the Year Award” from the Illinois Health Care Association, the 1997 “Legislative Recognition Award” from the Illinois Primary Health Care Association, and the 2008 “Administrators Exemplary Service to Education Award” from the Illinois Association of School Administrators. Clayborne has received the “Legislator of the Year Award” from the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association for the last four years.

Clayborne was born in St. Louis. He is married to Amber P. Clayborne and has four sons and a stepdaughter.

SenDist57-1City, Town & Village Government-

East St. Louis
Fairmont City
Fairview Heights
Granite City
Pontoon Beach
Scott AFB
Washington Park

County Government-

St. Clair

Business Organizations-

Chamber of Commerce of Southwestern Madison County
Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
Fairview Heights Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Belleville Chamber
Mascoutah Chamber of Commerce
Millstadt Chamber of Commerce
O'Fallon-Shiloh Chamber of Commerce
Swansea Chamber of Commerce

African-American Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis
St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association

Traveling in the Metro-East-

Metro Transit
Metro-East Traffic Information (Provided by IDOT)

Higher Learning Facilities-

East St. Louis Community College Center
Southwestern Illinois College

K-12 Education-

Belle Valley School District 119
Belle Valley Elementary School- North
Belle Valley School South

Belleville District #118
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School
Central Jr. High School
Douglas Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
Henry Raab Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School
Roosevelt Elementary School
Union Elementary School
Washington School
West Jr. High School
Westhaven Elementary

Belleville Township High School District 201
Belleville High School - East
Belleville High School - West

Cahokia Unit School District #187
Cahokia School of Choice
Centerville Elementary School
Estelle Sauget Academic Center
Jerome Early Childhood Center
Lalumier Elementary School
Penniman Elementary School
Wirth Middle School

Collinsville Community Unit School District 10
Caseyville Elementary School
Kreitner Elementary School

East St. Louis SD 189
Alta Sita Elementary School
Annette Officer Elementary
Brown Elementary School
Curtis Miller Alternative High School
Donald McHenry Elementary School
Dunbar Elementary School
East St. Louis-Lincoln Middle School
East St. Louis Senior High School
Edgemont Elementary School
Gordon Bush Elementary
Jackson Elementary School
James Avant Elementary School
James E Williams Learning Center
Katie Harper-Wright Elementary
Lilly-Freeman Elementary School
Mason/Clark Middle School
Miles D Davis Elementary School
Nelson Mandela School
SIU Charter School of East St. Louis
Tomorrows Builders Charter School
Vernice G Neely School
Vivian Adams Early Child Center
Wyvetter Young Middle School

Granite City School District #9
Coolidge Middle School
Granite City Early Childhood Center
Granite City High School
Niedringhaus Elementary School
Prather Elementary School
Wilson Elementary School

Grant Illini District 110
Illini Elementary School

Harmony School District #175
Ellis Elementary School
Emge Junior High School
Harmony Preschool

High Mount School District 116
High Mount Elementary School

Madison CUSD #12 
Bernard Long Elementary School
Harris Elementary School
Madison Middle School
Madison Senior High School
Madison Student Support Center

Mascoutah Community Unit School District #19
Mascoutah Elementary School
Mascoutah High School
Scott Elementary School

Millstadt CCSD 160
Millstadt Consolidated School
Millstadt Primary Center

O'Fallon Community Consolidated School District 90
Estelle Kampmeyer Elementary School
Fulton Jr. High School
J Emmett Hinchcliffe Sr. Elementary School
Laverna Evans Elementary School
Marie Schaefer Elementary School

O'Fallon Township High School District 203
O'Fallon High School

Shiloh Village School District #85
Shiloh Elementary School
Shiloh Middle School

Signal Hill School District #181
Signal Hill Elementary School

Venice CUSD #3
Venice Elementary School

Whiteside SD 115
Whiteside Elementary School
Whiteside Middle School

Wolf Branch School District 113
Wolf Branch Elementary School
Wolf Branch Middle School


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