Thursday Virtual Press Conference: ILBC to Discuss IL Supreme Court Ruling on SAFE-T Act

CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus will be holding a press conference on Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. on Zoom where they will discuss the importance of Tuesday’s constitutionality ruling for the Pre-Trial Fairness Act provision of the SAFE-T Act....

ILBC Responds to Constitutional Ruling on SAFE-T Act

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus (ILBC) issued the following statement following the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling on the constitutionality of the Pre-trial Fairness Act provision in the SAFE-T Act.  “After today’s ruling by the...

Illinois Legislative House Black Caucus Issues Statement Following SCOTUS Decision to Bar Affirmative Action in College Admissions

CHICAGO – The Illinois Legislative House Black Caucus issued this statement following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision blocking efforts to expand equity and opportunity in college admissions: “Our radical Supreme Court’s tragic decision to sever equitable...

Black Caucus Addresses Shooting at Western Illinois University

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Joint Legislative Black Caucus issued the following statement regarding the deadly shooting at Western Illinois University over the weekend.  “Our hearts and support go out to the grieving family of the individual lost to gun...

Williams Introduces Proposal to Combat Opioid Overdoses

CHICAGO — State Rep. Jawaharial “Omar” Williams, D-Chicago, recently introduced a bill to require music venues to provide opioid antagonists and trained staff to prevent overdose deaths and improve public health and safety. “The opioid epidemic continues to ravage all...