Clayborne honored by state senate

State Sen. James Clayborne, D-Belleville, was honored by the state senate on Wednesday when the chamber adopted a resolution recognizing his service. Clayborne, who did not run for re-election, spoke after the resolution passed.
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State Sen. James Clayborne, D-Belleville, was honored by the state senate on Wednesday when the chamber adopted a resolution recognizing his service. Clayborne, who did not run for re-election, spoke after the resolution passed.

Joseph Bustos is the state affairs and politics reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat, where he strives to hold elected officials accountable and provide context to decisions they make. He has won multiple awards from the Illinois Press Association for coverage of sales tax referendums.