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Legislation to modernize search for missing persons now law

A new law will modernize the search for missing persons and ensure law enforcement professionals have all the up-to-date tools and databases available to help locate missing persons. "As a local prosecutor, I saw firsthand how technology can help save ...

Mental health medication more accessible under new law

Pharmacists will be able to administer long-term mental health treatment to patients thanks to a new law.

Workplace discrimination protections now law in Illinois

Women across Illinois will have stronger remedies to fight sexual harassment and discrimination in work places. Senate Bill 75 clarifies the ethics investigation process, including making the process more transparent and giving additional rights to victims of harassment and discrimination ...

Statute of limitations on mutilation ends

There is a new law in Illinois to help combat the alarming rise of female genital mutilation in the nation. State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) one of the sponsors of House Bill 3498, which removes the statute of limitations for ...

Organ/Tissue donation encouraged for National Minority Donor Awareness

Secretary of State Jesse White hosted the National Minority Donor Awareness Week event “Wave Away the Waiting” to promote organ/tissue donation for multicultural communities. White was joined by donor recipients and families. “We are working together to end the wait ...

Statute of limitations removed for Criminal Sexual Assault cases

Governor JB Pritzker recently signed legislation into law that would remove the statute of limitations for prosecuting crimes of sexual violence in Illinois. The bill, HB2135, provides that prosecution for criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, or aggravated criminal ...

Legislation promoting equal opportunity in apprenticeship programs now law

Springfield - A new law backed by state Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, will expand access to apprenticeship programs and ensure all have a pathway to high-paying careers. "Illinois has a shortage of skilled workers. This makes us less competitive as ...

Mental Health providers connect to troubled teens now law

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is combatting tragic school shootings and promoting suicide prevention with a bill requiring the Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide a database of resources available to people around troubled teens to help prevent student ...

Increased protections for sexual assault survivors

The Bill will provide additional protection to ensure perpetrators of sexual assault face justice for their crimes by allowing survivors with warrants for non-violent offenses to seek medical treatment and report incidents of assault to law enforcement without fear of ...

Legislation introduced to give students a second chance

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) introduced legislation to amend the penalties students face when convicted of minor marijuana offenses. Under current law, a student convicted of possession of marijuana could lose their federal student aid for an extended period of time. ...

New measure to protect consumer privacy now law

Illinois residents’ genetic testing results will now be protected under a new law championed. Signed into law on Friday House Bill 2189 prohibits companies that provide direct-to-consumer commercial genetic testing such as ancestry.com and 23andMe, from sharing any test results ...

Attorney General Raoul $600 million settlement with Equifax

Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced a $600 million settlement with Equifax that resolves a nationwide investigation into consumer reporting agency Equifax. Raoul’s office led a coalition of 50 attorneys general investigating Equifax’s 2017 data breach, and the settlement represents the ...

New law to help speech pathologist shortage

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant’s measure, House Bill 2605, will make it easier for speech pathologists to practice in Illinois schools by eliminating a redundant state certification requirement. The measure was signed into law on Friday. “This new law streamlines the ...

Connor fights to stop sudden rate spikes from big insurance companies

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is combating outrageous rate hikes from big insurance companies by passing legislation which prevents them from taking advantage of their customers with sudden and unfair premium increases. "Reliable, affordable medical care is the bedrock of ...

Congresswoman Kelly introduces Women and Minority Equity Investment Act

Legislation seeks to provide Shark Tank exemption to allow women and minority-owned businesses to grow Congresswoman Robin Kelly introduced the Women and Minority Equity Investment Act (H.R. 3633); the legislation will make a commonsense tweak to existing Small Business Administration ...

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