News

District NewsFrom the 57

Thoughts on Quiet Rooms

Friends, I’m writing today to discuss my thoughts on some troubling news that has come to my attention recently. On November 19th, ProPublica Illinois wrote a piece on the use of Quiet Rooms as a behavioral intervention (click here for the article). Quiet Rooms are when children are put into isolation rooms to help him/her…
Read More
District News

EtO Restriction Bill Passes Illinois House On A Thin Margin

Original story written by Sam Dunklau for NPR Illinois on 10/31/19. Photo taken from Google Maps. Link to original article may be found HERE.   The Illinois House approved legislation Wednesday to further restrict the use of ethylene oxide gas. Nearly no Republicans supported the move, and both sides of the aisle have concerns. Sam Dunklau…
Read More
District News

Task force finalizing property tax proposal

Original article written by Greg Bishop of The Center Square, and shared to The Telegraph on 10/29/19. Link to original article may be found HERE. SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers on the Illinois Property Tax Relief Task Force say they’re getting closer to offering up final recommendations to lower the state’s second-highest in the nation property…
Read More
District News

More than 1.5 million Americans are allergic to sesame. Food companies don’t have to list it on their labels.

Original article written for NewFoodEconomy.org on 10/28/19 by Ximena Greenhouse. Link to original story may be found HERE. ore than 1.5 million Americans experience adverse reactions to sesame every year. The flareups can be relatively minor—skin irritations like hives, for instance—or serious and life-threatening, like whole-body anaphylaxis. The FDA does not include sesame on its…
Read More
District News

New Event Posted

This is a quick note to highlight that we have just posted a new event to be hosted by Northfield Township Assessor Damisch. For more information, please click on the “Events” tab above.
Read More
District News

Red-Light Camera Backlash Gains Bipartisan Momentum in Springfield

Original article written by Vincent Caruso for Illinois Policy Institute on October 15th, 2019. Link to original story may be found HERE Driver headaches and corruption flow from red-light cameras. Two bills with bipartisan support would ban the traffic devices in Illinois. As a red-light camera company becomes a focal point in another federal investigation of Illinois…
Read More
District News

State, Village Leaders Tour Wheeling Solar Panel

Original article written for Daily Herald on 10/7/2019. Link to original article may be found HERE. Photo credit to Vivint blog.   Daily Herald report Updated10/7/2019 9:02 PM State lawmakers and local officials got a firsthand look at the growing solar power industry Monday when they toured the Vivint Solar factory in Wheeling. State Sen.…
Read More
District News

Carroll-Backed School Safety Measure Now Law

Press release published by the Lake county Gazette on 9/30/19. Link to original article may be found HERE. Illinois State House District 57 issued the following announcement on Sept. 24 State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, is ensuring students remain safe in case of active shooters with his backing for a new law requiring them to…
Read More

Latest News

Facebook
Menu