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Illinois Lawmaker Wants Clearer Labeling For Sesame

Originally written for National Public Radio – Illinois on 4/21/19 by Mary Hansen. Link to original article may be found HERE. Around 150,000 children have an allergy to sesame, a study from Northwestern University shows. A proposal at the Illinois Statehouse could help parents and children avoid foods with the ingredient. State Rep. Jonathan Carroll’s eight-year-old…
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With Eye Toward Cost Reductions, Carroll Targets Townships

Originally written for Journal & Topics by “Journal Staff” on April 11th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE. Continuing his efforts to scale back the size and number of units of local government, and to reduce skyrocketing property taxes, State Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-57th) passed bipartisan consolidation legislation out of Illinois the…
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House Passes Bill Banning Smoking in Vehicles with Children Present

Story originally published on NBC’s Week.com by Tim Shelly, link to original article may be found HERE SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WEEK) — The Illinois House has approved a measure which would ban people from smoking in vehicles transporting children. House Bill 2276 would fine motorists $100 to $250 for smoking in a car with minors present,…
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Fair Tax vs. Jobs Tax

UPDATE 4/23/2019: Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) has filed SJRCA0001 which should be voted upon sometime in the next few weeks in the Senate.  Thank you and please reach out anytime.   Friends, I wanted to take a moment to quickly address some of the messaging you may have been seeing around the Governor’s proposed…
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Chicago Executive Drops Talk of Runway Expansion

Original article posted by James Kane and Charles Keeshan for the Daily Herald, link to original article posted HERE   Amid mounting opposition from residents, local leaders and even a state lawmaker, Chicago Executive Airport officials announced late Friday afternoon they will eliminate any consideration of runway expansion beyond current airport boundaries. The prospect of extending…
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Bill Aims to Expand MAP Grants to Prospective Teachers

Original article written by Chase Cavanaugh for Northern Public Radio on 3/5/2019. Link to the original article can be found HERE A bill expanding MAP grants to prospective teachers is making its way through the Illinois General Assembly. MAP grants are based on financial need and do not need to be repaid. Currently, they provide funding for…
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