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After Equifax breach, Beiser votes to cut fees on consumers who freeze their credit after 10031290634-danbeiser.jpg ALTON – To help the millions of Illinois residents who are dealing with the aftermath of the security breach at Equifax, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, supported legislation to eliminate unfair

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Classroom supplies state tax credit welcome news to Decatur teachers Now they can use an equivalent deduction on their Illinois state taxes, … “It’s similar to the federal tax credit (on the Illinois state tax forms),” Scherer …

Expungement, criminal record-sealing opportunity set Saturday Legislative sponsors, including State Rep. Carol Ammons and State Sen. Scott Bennett, will participate in a panel discussion on legislative changes to …

Beiser: New formula helps school districts plan for future Beiser: New formula helps school districts plan for future … school districts while short-changing school districts in Southern Illinois,” Beiser said.

Beiser sponsors legislation to waive fees for individuals freezing credit ALTON – As millions of Americans work to secure their credit and identity after the data breach at Equifax, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, …

Letter: Halpin a friend to ag’s future With education programs being hit hard, it has been difficult for Illinois agriculture educators to meet their goals of educating students for an …

Wallace Backed Plan to Create Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting Commission Signed into Law

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                                           From State Representative Litesa Wallace                         
For Immediate Release:                                                                            
Sept. 8, 2017                                                                                             
Wallace Backed Plan to Create Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting Commission Signed into Law
ROCKFORD, Ill. – A state commission will review and suggest procedures on sexual assault evidence tracking and reporting under a measure sponsored by state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, that was signed into law recently.
“Sexual assault cases are often underreported, and our state currently lacks a uniform system across our law enforcement,” Wallace said. “This commission is an important first step in installing a statewide process that responsibly gathers evidence and ensures that survivors are treated with the respect they deserve.”
Wallace was a sponsor of the bipartisan House Bill 528, which creates the Sexual Assault Evidence Tracking and Reporting Commission to research and develop a statewide plan to track and review sexual assault evidence information. The commission will be made up of appointees from sexual assault organizations, law enforcement, state’s attorneys and other relevant individuals. The group will be tasked with submitting a report within a year that provides suggestions on a uniform, statewide reporting system that responsibly tracks cases and takes into account the well-being of survivors.
“Every community in this state has had to grapple with the effects of sexual assault,” Wallace said. “It is my hope that the results of this commission will allow us to put more criminals behind bars and bring justice to the survivors who deserve it.”
For more information, please contact Wallace’s constituent service office at 815-987-7433 or at

Chapa LaVia promotes renewable energy, job creation at town hall State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, partnered with the Sierra Club Valley of the Fox and other local elected officials at a town hall meeting Aug.

Sue Scherer, Workforce hosting job fair Prior to the job fair, job seekers can attend a “Tips for Attending a Job Fair” worship on Aug. 9 or Aug. 16 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Illinois workNet Center at 757 W. Pershing Road in Decatur or call 875-8751.

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