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Press Release: Illinois parents oppose new threat to student privacy

For Immediate Release
November 11, 2015

Illinois parents oppose new threat to student privacy:
Little oversight of classroom videos for Pearson product raises red flag… 451 more words

News Update

State Sets Up Task Force To Recommend Drone Rules

CHICAGO (CBS) — Drones could be one of the popular Christmas gifts this year, state officials have begun taking steps to figure out how to deal with all the issues that could arise. 414 more words


Advocates Want Salon Workers To Get Training In Spotting Domestic Abuse

CHICAGO (CBS) — The front line in the fight against domestic abuse could be hair stylists.

At a City Council committee hearing today, prosecutors and domestic violence experts campaigned for hair stylists, cosmetologists, and nail technicians to go through mandatory training to spot signs of abuse, and help victims. 600 more words


Legislative and Political Updates

By Kathryn Allen

In preparation for the next round of elections, the IL Sierra Club Political Committee is looking at voting records of incumbents, deliberating endorsements for candidates who are supportive of environmental legislation, and training volunteers on how to work most effectively on campaigns. 423 more words


Comptroller: State Budget Standoff Impacting Domestic Violence Programs

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Comptroller urged Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders in the General Assembly to resolve their difference over the still-stalled state budget, as she tried to call attention to domestic violence programs that have been suffering without state funding. 169 more words


Rauner Plans To Sell Thompson Center To Developers

CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced plans to ask state lawmakers to allow him to unload the costly Thompson Center in the Loop, and move 2,200 state employees to other office space. 392 more words


Rauner Closing Museums, Shooting Range Amid Budget Standoff

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to close state museums and a sport-shooting complex because of Illinois’ budget crisis, even though most staff will still report to work and the chairman of the museum’s board says the savings will amount to “peanuts.” 491 more words