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Fox Valley students say fight against sexual harassment requires curriculum change


Some Fox Valley students say sexual harassment needs to be discussed during sex education classes at local high schools.

State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Oswego) said she recently filed legislation in Springfield that “was authored by the members of the 84th District Youth Advisory Council” for…

Rep. Stuart’s small business town hall brings local representatives, businesses together 3281825811-stuarttownhall.png COLLINSVILLE – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, and the Metro East Small Business Development Center partnered for a small business town hall meeting to provide Metro East small business

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Amanda Vinicky on Illinois primary election results, State Representative John Connor on the opioid crisis, Chris Dore on the Facebook data breach, Marlene Laro on virtual law firms and more


Chicago Tonight political journalist Amanda Vinicky joins the show to recap the Illinois primary election.


State Representative John Connor talks about his efforts to combat Illinois’ rising crisis of opioid abuse.


Edelson Partner Chris Dore joins Rich and Tina to discuss the Facebook data breach.


Potomac Law Group COO Marlene Laro discusses how her virtual law firm is changing how lawyers work


Finally, in the Legal Grab Bag, Tina and Rich discuss breaking legal news involving Trump’s legal team, Stormy Daniels, a fight over Glen Campbell’s estate and allegations against action star Steven Seagal.


Yingling hosting office hours, open house events State Rep. Sam Yingling, a Democrat from Grayslake, is hosting satellite office hours in Wauconda and a Holiday Open House in Round Lake Beach this December.

Illinois Rep. Halpin passes tax credit for RI County flood … ROCK ISLAND, Illinois — Victims of flooding in Rock Island County in July of this year could receive a $750 tax credit under a new state Rep. Mike Halpin …

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

News …                   

                                           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

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.

Rep. Stuart Wants Illinois Steel | Alton Daily News Rep. Katie Stuart (D-Edwardsville) met with local steelworkers earlier this week to push for policies that promote the manufacture and purchase of Illinois made steel.

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