SPRINGFIELD – To fill the vacancy created in the 28th district when State Senator Dan Kotowski recently stepped down, local resident Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines) will be sworn in this evening.

Murphy, a former Des Plaines alderman, will be stepping down to serve as a full-time state legislator.

WHO: Newly appointed State Senator Laura Murphy.

WHAT: Swearing in ceremony for Laura Murphy to officially replace State Senator Dan Kotowski.

WHERE: Des Plaines Library (1501 Ellinwood St., Des Plaines), Room A.

WHEN: Monday October 5, at 5:30 p.m.