Cyril L. Nichols, son of Ulysses and Markusree Nichols, was born and raised in the Cabrini Green community Near the North Side of Chicago.

Cyril was appointed as State Representative of the 32nd District, April of 2021 filling the vacancy of the prior State Representative. Since his appointment, Representative Nichols has Co-sponsored several bills as well as introduced legislation for consideration. He has also allocated millions of dollars to community-based organizations in the 32nd District.

Representative Nichols 40 year background of service stems from his parents' upbringing and their commitment and unselfish dedication to not only being a part of the community but the understanding the ideology of serving the community.

Representative Nichols has an undeniable record of service. He has worked for the Cabrini Green community base organization (CYCLE), Park District, Chicago Youth Centers, YMCA, Cunningham Children’s home, Benedictine University, the University of St. Francis, as well as City Colleges of Chicago.

Furthermore, Representative Nichols is a graduate of Colby College in Kansas and Columbia College in Chicago. Representative Nichols has an extensive background in coaching and has always volunteered his time and talents in mentoring and/or coaching at all levels.

Representative Nichols is married with children and is also a member of Phi Beta Sigma and other social and professional organizations. Representative Nichols motto is simple for the 32nd District:

Culture for SERVING all... and We Do the Work!