State Representative Jonathan Carroll

Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Creating Safer Learning Environments for Students

The following is from a press release issued by the Office of the Governor  on August, 13, 2021. A link to the press release can be found HERE. Photo provided by Zbigniew Bzdak from the Chicago Tribune. A link to the article with this photo can be found HERE.   Press Release – Friday, August 13,…

Meeting with the Consul General to the Republic of Korea in Chicago Dr. Young Sok Kim

  Original story by  Kyocharo Chicago Editorial Staff on June 8, 2021. English summary by our intern, Anna Alava, below. 김영석 총영사는 6월 8일(화) 노스브룩에 위치한 조나단 캐롤(Jonathan Carroll) 일리노이 주하원의원 사무실에서 캐롤 의원을 면담했다. 동 의원 발의로 5월 21일(금) 일리노이 주하원에서 채택된 한국전 종전선언 결의 통과에 대해 사의를 표하는 한편, 5월 31일(월) 일리노이주 아시아계…

Chicago doctors – mostly moms – join together to advise officials and the public. ‘We can’t not say something.’

Original article written by Kate Thayer for the Chicago Tribune, published on May 7th, 2020. Link to original article may be found HERE. Photo credit to Stacey Wescott of the Chicago Tribune. In between telehealth appointments with patients, preschool Zoom calls, daily household tasks and, in one case, childbirth, a group of doctors — mostly…

Gillespie, Carroll blast new ISBE rules allowing for student restraint

Joint press release from the offices of State Senator Ann Gillespie and State Representative Jonathan Carroll. Published on the Senators website on 4/6/20.   ARLINGTON HEIGHTS –State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights) and State Rep. Jonathan Carroll (D-Northbrook) released the following statements after the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) announced new rules that would continue…

Illinois lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban Native American mascots

Original article written by Harmeet Kaur for CNN on February 27th, 2020. Link to the original story may be found HERE  illustration credit to Barbara E. Munson for the Wisconsin Indian Education Association. A link to their page may be found HERE Updated 5:41 PM ET, Thu February 27, 2020 (CNN) – Sports mascots that…

WGN Interview w/ David Hochberg

Original article published by Ashley Bihun for WGN AM Radio on February 15th, 2020. Link to original article may be found HERE. You can listen to the interview by clicking Play on the sound bar.  Home Sweet Home Chicago (02/15/20) – David Hochberg with Mega Pros Joe, Roy Spencer of PermaSeal, Credit Expert Gary Novel,…

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…
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