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Kifowit Sponsors All-Encompassing Legislation to Protect Individuals from Sexual Harassment, Financial Abuse

Kifowit Sponsors All-Encompassing Legislation to Protect Individuals from Sexual Harassment, Financial Abuse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Continuing her efforts to protect vulnerable individuals from harassment and abuse, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, sponsored comprehensive legislation that requires state officials and employees to complete annual harassment and discrimination prevention training, cracks down on local and elected officials who file statements of economic interest and will help protect hotel and casino employees from harassment.

Crespo Passes Legislation to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Schools

Crespo Passes Legislation to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Children will be better protected in school under legislation passed by state Rep. Fred Crespo, D-Hoffman Estates, working with a variety of advocates and administrators to give the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and school districts additional tools to combat educator misconduct and prevent the hiring of individuals with a criminal record.

Carroll Hosts Property Tax Appeal Seminar to Help Residents

Carroll Hosts Property Tax Appeal Seminar to Help Residents

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Seeking to provide property tax relief for his constituents, state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, hosted a property tax appeal seminar this week. The event was a collaboration by Carroll, Northfield Township and the Cook County Assessors Office.

Walker Invites Residents for Coffee and Conversation

Walker Invites Residents for Coffee and Conversation

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – State Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, is inviting residents to join him to discuss recent events in Springfield and to share their thoughts and concerns on the issues facing the state this upcoming Saturday, June 8 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Panera Bread, located at 5 W. Rand Rd in Arlington Heights.

Kalish Champions Progressive Reforms in First Session

Kalish Champions Progressive Reforms in First Session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Yehiel “Mark” Kalish, D-Chicago, worked to enact a fair tax and provide relief for middle class families, demand equal pay for women, and ensure access to quality health care during the spring legislative session.

Welch Passes Legislation Aimed at Increasing Corporate Board Diversity

Welch Passes Legislation Aimed at Increasing Corporate Board Diversity

CHICAGO – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, passed legislation last week, House Bill 3394, requiring corporations based in Illinois to report the racial and gender make up of their board of directors to the Secretary of State’s office and requires the University of Illinois to study the data and make recommendations to improve representation of women and minorities. Additionally, Welch’s legislation would require the University of Illinois to publish an individualized rating for each corporation’s efforts to increase diversity on their boards.