Some reformers say Illinois' minimum age for juvenile detention needs to go up. Justin Wright still remembers well the time he spent as an 11-year-old at the Cook County Juvenile Detention facility. That was nearly 25 years ago. Read more at Illinois Issues.
Legislation aims to improve working conditions for temporary workers as the need for them increases. Isaura Martinez was working at a Bolingbrook factory when she felt a pull in her left wrist as she was attaching a metal hook to the back of a Christmas card holder. Four years have passed, but the Cicero woman … Continue reading Illinois Issues: The Trouble With Temp Work
A bill in Springfield seeks to ease the gender pay gap. Palos Heights native Kendall Coyne, an Olympic silver-medalist in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games and a member of the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team, has joined her fellow skaters in a fight off the ice. More at Illinois Issues
The spring legislative session is in full swing under the shadow of a failed Grand Bargain, which aimed to end a 20-month stretch without a budget. Bills proposed are diverse, including lobbyist ethics, an Obama holiday, wage theft and animal welfare. More at: Illinois Issues