Illinois

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…

New Study Finds Prevalence of Sesame Allergy, as Illinois Becomes First State to Mandate Sesame Labeling on Packaged Foods

Original Article published by Food and Drug Law at Keller and Heckman LLP on August 7th, 2019 for the National Law Review. Link to original story may be found HERE A new study by researchers from Northwestern University found that 0.49% of Americans, or 1.5 million children and adults, reported having an allergy to sesame, based on…

Editorial: To declutter Illinois and save dollars, eliminate townships

Original article written by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board for the Chicago Tribune on June 17th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Photography credit to John J. Kim, Staff Photographer for the Chicago Tribune.  How many units of government do you think there are in Illinois? Two thousand? Five thousand? Try 6,963.…

Illinois Senate passes bill barring pension double-dipping for local politicians

Original story written for the Illinois Policy Institute by Joe Barnas, published May 1st, 2019. Link to the original article may be found HERE Local elected leaders will not be paid public salaries while collecting public pensions if a bill approved by the Illinois Senate becomes law. Senate Bill 1236, introduced by Illinois Senate Assistant…

Carroll Government Consolidation, Tax Relief Bill Passes House

Press Release copied below for ease of access. Press Release… from State Representative Jonathan Carroll FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: April 8, 2019 847-229-5499 [email protected] @RepCarroll Carroll Government Consolidation, Tax Relief Bill Passes House SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing his efforts to scale back the size and number of units of local government, and to…

Jack’s Corner: Second Blog Entry

Good Morning 57th! So last Thursday, my school staged a lockdown drill. It staged three drills, in fact—a lockdown drill, a tornado drill, and a fire drill—all in a matter of fifteen minutes. My class and I spent the first five minutes hiding behind a set of risers that would hopefully obscure us if someone…

Illinois Legislators Urge Rauner to Increase Smoking Age to 21

Link to original article found HERE CHICAGO (CBS) — A bill proposing to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 will soon be on Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk. Senate Bill 2332, commonly referred to as “Tobacco 21”, recently passed the General Assembly, with a 61-49 vote in the Illinois House of Representatives…

Statement on Governor Rauner’s Amendatory Veto

Statement… from State Representative Jonathan Carroll FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: May 16, 2018 State Rep. Jonathan Carroll repjonathancarroll.com [email protected] 847-229-5499 facebook.com/RepCarroll Carroll Files Motion to Accept Governor Rauner’s Amendatory Veto SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Buffalo Grove, filed a motion Wednesday to accept Gov. Bruce Rauner’s changes to Carroll’s legislation limiting…
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Press Release: HB1468

Statement… from State Representative Jonathan Carroll FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION: May 14, 2018 State Rep. Jonathan Carroll repjonathancarroll.com [email protected] 847-229-5499 facebook.com/RepCarroll Carroll Responds to Governor’s Veto of Legislation to Increase Waiting Time to 72 Hours to Purchase Assault Weapons BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Buffalo Grove, issued the following statement…

Carroll Urges Override of Governor’s Veto of Commonsense Gun Control Legislation

Public Safety Work Group 4.26.18 BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. – Last week, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Buffalo Grove, met with members of Moms Demand Action, a commonsense gun control advocacy group, to discuss ongoing efforts to override Governor Rauner’s recent veto of a measure to require gun dealers in Illinois to acquire a business license with…
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