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Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Creating Safer Learning Environments for Students

The following is from a press release issued by the Office of the Governor  on August, 13, 2021. A link to the press release can be found HERE. Photo provided by Zbigniew Bzdak from the Chicago Tribune. A link to the article with this photo can be found HERE.   Press Release – Friday, August 13,…

Illinois HSR Commission Formed

Story originally written by William C Vantuono on August 9th, 2021 for Railway Age. A link to the original story may be found HERE. Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Aug. 6 signed HB0399, a bill authorizing the formation of the Illinois High-Speed Railway Commission, which will be responsible for creating a statewide plan for…

Pritzker signs bills expanding access to mental health care

Story originally written by Peter Hancock and published by Capitol News  Illinois on July 26th, 2021. A link to the original article may be found HERE. SPRINGFIELD — Illinois residents will soon have greater access to mental health services under measures Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Friday. Starting Jan. 1, most insurance companies doing…

Meeting with the Consul General to the Republic of Korea in Chicago Dr. Young Sok Kim

  Original story by  Kyocharo Chicago Editorial Staff on June 8, 2021. English summary by our intern, Anna Alava, below. 김영석 총영사는 6월 8일(화) 노스브룩에 위치한 조나단 캐롤(Jonathan Carroll) 일리노이 주하원의원 사무실에서 캐롤 의원을 면담했다. 동 의원 발의로 5월 21일(금) 일리노이 주하원에서 채택된 한국전 종전선언 결의 통과에 대해 사의를 표하는 한편, 5월 31일(월) 일리노이주 아시아계…

College Student Endorsement Bill Passes In Illinois Legislature

Original story published by WJOL on 6/1/2021  Original article can be found HERE Legislation that allows college athletes to get endorsements is headed to Governor Pritzker’s desk. State Representative Jonathan Carroll of Northbrook supports the bill that permits college athletes to sign with an agent and get endorsement deals. The legislation now awaits the governor’s…

Seclusion and Restraint in Schools to Be Dramatically Limited in Illinois

Original story written by Jodi S. Cohen and Jennifer Smith Richards for the Chicago Tribune on June 1st, 2021. A link to the original article may be found HERE Illinois lawmakers took sweeping action Sunday to limit the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, following through on promises made after a 2019 Tribune-ProPublica investigation revealed that…

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…
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