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Digging Deeper: Bill aims to end “Quiet Rooms” in Illinois schools

Story was originally reported by Danny Valle for WSIL TV News 3. A link to the original article as well as video segments may be found HERE. (WSIL) — In 2019, when ProPublica released an article about ‘Quiet Rooms’ in Illinois schools, the state acted quickly. It instituted an emergency order to halt the practice and promised…

Bill would require disclosure of jobs created in tax-subsidized developments

Original article written by JJ Bullock for the Daily Herald on 4/21/2021. A link to the original text may be found HERE. A bill that passed Wednesday in the Illinois House would set more stringent disclosure requirements for towns subsidizing development through local taxing districts. The proposal by state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, a Northbrook Democrat,…

House bill would give kids more religious freedom in schools

Original article written by Matt Roy for WICS & WRSP on Wednesday, April 14th. A link to the original article may be found HERE . There is also a brief  video segment from Fox News embedded in the original article. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — An education bill was unanimously passed by the Illinois House of Representatives Wednesday…

Citizens Empowerment Act Could Mean Relief for Illinois Property Taxpayers

Original article written by Justin Carlson for the Illinois Policy Institute  on March 22nd, 2021. A link to the original article may be found HERE. House Bill 433 would make it easier for Illinois taxpayers to dissolve unnecessary units of government in the state with the nation’s highest number of government units. Illinois is home…

Illinois, More States Weigh Elijah’s Law for Food Allergy Kids in Preschools

Story originally written by Jen Jobrack for AllergicLiving.com on March 17th, 2021. Link to the original article may be found HERE Protecting the lives of very young children with food allergies, “Elijah’s Law” is starting to be replicated around the country. New York State was the first to pass the law in September 2019. Now…

Bill would end restraint and isolation of students in Illinois

Story was originally written by Steve Hancock for Capitol News Illinois. A link to the original article may be found HERE SPRINGFIELD – A House committee agreed Wednesday to continue working on a bill that aims to end the use of physical restraints and isolation as a way of controlling misbehaving students in public school…

Illinois Legislator Discusses New Online Gaming and Poker Bill

This story was originally written by Sean Chaffin for the website US Poker. A link to the original article may be found HERE There continues to be some movement among US states regarding online poker and iGaming in general. The latest comes in Illinois where two state representatives introduced an Internet gaming bill this week. The legislation would legalize…

Lawmakers, governor condemn Rep. Mary Miller’s ‘Hitler was right on one thing’ comment

Original article written by Mark Maxwell for WCIA on January 6th, 2021. A link to the original story may be found HERE. CHICAGO, Ill. (WCIA) — Illinois’ newest member of Congress is facing widespread public backlash after quoting Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler at a political rally in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday.…
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