State Rep. Jonathan Carroll

Illinois Watchdog’s Report of ‘Serious Misconduct’ was ‘Squashed’ by Panel of Lawmakers

Original article written by Joe Tabor, Policy Analist for the Illinois Policy Institute on February 7th, 2020.  Link to original article may be found HERE Illinois’ legislative inspector general investigates complaints against state lawmakers, but a commission of their peers can – and did – bury those findings, the former inspector said. A new bill…

Let’s ban secluded “quiet rooms” in schools nationwide

Original story written by Clarence Page for the Philadelphia Tribune on January 26th. Link to article may be found here.   Original article below.   Until recently, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, a Chicagoland Democrat, says he has avoided talking much in public about his childhood experiences with isolation punishment. But he was moved to blog about…

Testimony heard Tuesday after investigation into state ‘time out rooms’ at public schools

Original story written by Mike Lowe for WGN 9 Chicago on January 7th, 2020, updated on January 8th, 2020. Video included in the original story. Photo taken from the video. Link to original article may be found HERE CHICAGO — The practice of isolation and restraint in Illinois public schools is controversial and has been…

Rep. Carroll Decries Lake Zurich anti-Semitism

Original story written for One Illinois by Ted Cox on 1/3/2020. Link to original article may be found HERE Rep. Carroll decries Lake Zurich anti-Semitism Swastika painted on school spurs new legislation on hate crimes The anti-Semitic graffiti posted last weekend on Seth Paine Elementary School has already been removed. (Facebook/Jessica Vealitzek) By Ted Cox A…

…and then they came for us

Photo credit to Jessica Vealitzek, a resident of Lake Zurich. The past few years have seen a sharp increase in the amount of anti-Semitism permeating our communities, but this is nothing new.  I remember back in 1987 when I was 13, someone spray-painted swastikas and other things all over a newly erected Holocaust Memorial in…

VIDEO: Some Companies May Not Be Following Illinois Law requiring Food Warning Labels for Sesame Allergies

Original story and reporting by Samantha Chatman for ABC 7 Chicago on November 24th. Link to original story and video segment may be found HERE. Sunday, November 24, 2019 10:59PM CHICAGO (WLS) — A new Illinois law is supposed to protect both adults and children with sesame allergies, but some argue that law is giving…

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…

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-Backed Legislation Expanding Mental Health Care Training in Schools Now Law.

Press release printed by the Lake County Gazette on 10/28/19. Link to original article may be found HERE. Illinois State House District 57 issued the following announcement on Oct. 22 State Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, continued to push for accessible medical treatment for all Illinois with his support of a new law expanding mental health…

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…
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