State Sen. Cristina Pacione-Zayas was sworn in during a semi-virtual meeting Monday after Democratic Party officials appointed her to fill the seat vacated by Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Iris Martinez.

Northwest Side Democratic officials voted unanimously Monday to appoint Cristina Pacione-Zayas, an education policy advocate and member of the Illinois State Board of Education, to fill the Illinois State Senate seat vacated by Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Iris Martinez.

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