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Raoul urges EPA to protect local communities

The state Attorney General Kwame Raoul, led a coalition of 11 attorneys general in urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt stricter national emission standards for ethylene oxide (EtO). According to the EPA’s own assessment, EtO is a ...

State Attorney, courts expunge low-level cases

The Times Weekly Report Many community members are celebrating the cooperative effort between the Will County States Attorneys office and the Will County Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court to vacate and expunge cases under the state’s new Cannabis Regulation and Tax ...

Measure to crack down on religious hate crimes signed by Gov.

With hate crimes on the rise in places of worship, new legislation recently passed will ensure perpetrators that commit religiously motivated hate crimes at places of worship now face harsher penalties.

New requirement to helps students to balance checkbooks

Illinois students may soon be equipped with the skills to tackle real-life financial issues, thanks to State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) introduced Senate Bill 2474, which will allow students to take a financial literacy class as a math requirement ...

Illinois Office of Tourism $1.9M for Tourism grant recipients

CHICAGO - The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO), Office of Tourism, is pleased to announce $1.9 million in grant funding for two tourism grant programs designed to increase tourism across the state. Illinois welcomed a record 117 ...

AG files Supreme Court brief supporting FTC authority for consumer restitution

Attorney General Kwame Raoul, leading a bipartisan coalition of 23 attorneys general filed an amicus brief supporting the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) ability to seek restitution for consumers when enforcing consumer protections under the Federal Trade Commission Act. Raoul and ...

State commits to fighting opioid crisis and reduce racial disparities

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is applauding the state's commitment to better address racial disparities in responding to the opioid crisis by establishing the Governor's Opioid Overdose Prevention and Recovery Steering Committee. Illinois is also dedicating $4.1 million state dollars ...

New law ends statute of limitations on sexual assault cases

Survivors of sexual assault will have new and greater opportunities to bring their assailant to justice under a new law. "The best way to hold perpetrators of sexual assault accountable is to give law enforcement the time they need to ...

Foster names guest for 2020 State of the Union address

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) guest for the State of the Union address will be Kristen Ziman, Chief of Police of the Aurora Police Department. “I’m proud to be joined for this year’s State of the Union address by Chief Ziman ...

Illinois Supreme Court could decide if smell of marijuana is enough to justify police search

The Illinois Supreme Court could decide if police officers can use the smell of marijuana as probable cause to search a vehicle during a traffic stop. The state’s high court heard arguments in a case from Decatur. In that case, ...

Fight to halt immigration arrest at state courthouses

Kwame Raoul joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general calling for an end to federal immigration arrests of noncitizens without a judicial warrant or court order in and around state courthouses. In an amicus brief filed in State of Washington ...

Will County fire departments urged to apply for state grant

Plainfield - State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is excited to announce that the Office of the State Fire Marshal is now accepting applications for the state's Small Equipment Grant program.

Census seminar at Fountaindale Public Library

Bolingbrook - As the 2020 United States Census gets underway, state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is bringing together Census Bureau staff, elected officials and local immigrant support groups to emphasize the importance of a complete count at a seminar scheduled ...

Governor encouraged signing legislation to cap insulin costs

Pharmaceutical companies will no longer be able to charge diabetic Illinoisans large out-of-pocket prices for their insulin under new legislation passes now heads to governor’s desk. "The use of insulin by diabetic individuals is nonnegotiable," said State Rep. Natalie Manley, ...

State Sen. invites residents to satellite in Joliet and Romeoville

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) invites residents to her January satellite office hours in Joliet and Romeoville.

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