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Pritzker signs bills expanding access to mental health care

Story originally written by Peter Hancock and published by Capitol News  Illinois on July 26th, 2021. A link to the original article may be found HERE. SPRINGFIELD — Illinois residents will soon have greater access to mental health services under measures Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Friday. Starting Jan. 1, most insurance companies doing…

College Student Endorsement Bill Passes In Illinois Legislature

Original story published by WJOL on 6/1/2021  Original article can be found HERE Legislation that allows college athletes to get endorsements is headed to Governor Pritzker’s desk. State Representative Jonathan Carroll of Northbrook supports the bill that permits college athletes to sign with an agent and get endorsement deals. The legislation now awaits the governor’s…

Seclusion and Restraint in Schools to Be Dramatically Limited in Illinois

Original story written by Jodi S. Cohen and Jennifer Smith Richards for the Chicago Tribune on June 1st, 2021. A link to the original article may be found HERE Illinois lawmakers took sweeping action Sunday to limit the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, following through on promises made after a 2019 Tribune-ProPublica investigation revealed that…

Digging Deeper: Bill aims to end “Quiet Rooms” in Illinois schools

Story was originally reported by Danny Valle for WSIL TV News 3. A link to the original article as well as video segments may be found HERE. (WSIL) — In 2019, when ProPublica released an article about ‘Quiet Rooms’ in Illinois schools, the state acted quickly. It instituted an emergency order to halt the practice and promised…

Bill would require disclosure of jobs created in tax-subsidized developments

Original article written by JJ Bullock for the Daily Herald on 4/21/2021. A link to the original text may be found HERE. A bill that passed Wednesday in the Illinois House would set more stringent disclosure requirements for towns subsidizing development through local taxing districts. The proposal by state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, a Northbrook Democrat,…

House bill would give kids more religious freedom in schools

Original article written by Matt Roy for WICS & WRSP on Wednesday, April 14th. A link to the original article may be found HERE . There is also a brief  video segment from Fox News embedded in the original article. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — An education bill was unanimously passed by the Illinois House of Representatives Wednesday…

Citizens Empowerment Act Could Mean Relief for Illinois Property Taxpayers

Original article written by Justin Carlson for the Illinois Policy Institute  on March 22nd, 2021. A link to the original article may be found HERE. House Bill 433 would make it easier for Illinois taxpayers to dissolve unnecessary units of government in the state with the nation’s highest number of government units. Illinois is home…

Illinois, More States Weigh Elijah’s Law for Food Allergy Kids in Preschools

Story originally written by Jen Jobrack for AllergicLiving.com on March 17th, 2021. Link to the original article may be found HERE Protecting the lives of very young children with food allergies, “Elijah’s Law” is starting to be replicated around the country. New York State was the first to pass the law in September 2019. Now…

Bill would end restraint and isolation of students in Illinois

Story was originally written by Steve Hancock for Capitol News Illinois. A link to the original article may be found HERE SPRINGFIELD – A House committee agreed Wednesday to continue working on a bill that aims to end the use of physical restraints and isolation as a way of controlling misbehaving students in public school…
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