Governor JB Pritzker

Illinois School Officials Promise to Stop Use of Solitary Confinement Punish Students

Original story written by Zack Budryk for The Hill, and published on 11/21/19. Link to original article may be found HERE. Illinois officials have pledged to end the practice of solitary confinement for schoolchildren after an expose by ProPublica and the Chicago Tribune revealed it was a common punishment that had been used for offenses such…

Illinois Governor’s Order Restricts Timeout Rooms in Schools

Original story written by the Associated Press and published in the Washington Post on 11/20/19. Link to original article may be found HERE.   SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday ordered the state’s public schools to immediately restrict the use of isolation rooms for students who don’t pose a clear safety risk.…

After Report, Illinois Officials Vow to Stop Punishing Students with Solitary Confinement

Original Story written by the Hannah Knowles for the Washington Post on 11/20/19. Link to original article may be found HERE.   Listening from outside, school staff reportedly did not intervene as children cried, injured themselves and begged to leave their small timeout rooms. But they did take meticulous notes. “I’d rather die. You’re torturing…

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…

Carroll’s Bill Protecting Minors from Smoking Becomes Law

Press release published in the Lake County Gazette on Sept. 9th, 2019. Link to release may be found HERE   Illinois State House District 57 issued the following announcement on Sept. 4th A new law sponsored by state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, bans smoking in cars when children are present. “Illinois must prioritize the health…

New Illinois law bans smoking in vehicles with anyone under 18

Original article written by Jean Kang for WGN Channel 9 News, published on August 24th, 2019. Link to original article can be found HERE SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation Friday, which prohibits smoking in vehicles with anyone under 18. According to Bill HB2276, it will be illegal to inhale, exhale, burn…

Illinois Lawmaker is Optimistic New EpiPen Law Will Lower Costs, Despite Critics’ Concerns

Original article written by Christine Herman for Illinois Public Media on August 21st, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Representative Carroll was also interviewed by their radio show, “The 21st”.  Link to the audio may be found HERE Illinois will soon require insurers to cover EpiPens and similar devices for children 18 and under.…

Illinois becomes first state to require insurers to cover EpiPens for kids, but questions remain about costs

Original story written by Lisa Schencker for the Chicago Tribune on August 14th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Photo credit to Rich Pedroncelli for the Associated Press. Health insurance companies will have to cover life-saving EpiPens or similar devices for kids with allergies under a new state law that takes effect…

Cruel cosmetics banned in Illinois; third U.S. state to do so after California, Nevada

Original Article written by Kitty Block and Sara Amundson for the Humane Society of the United States Blog on August 13th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The United States has moved one step closer to ending unnecessary cosmetics testing on animals, as Illinois becomes the…
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