New Laws Aim To Prevent “Period Poverty”

EDWARDSVILLE — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Thursday that will expand access to feminine hygiene products for impoverished and homeless women and college students. Pritzker said the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted women being disproportionately forced to make sacrifices because of monetary trouble. “Keep a job or stay home to care for children, pay the rent […]

217 Today: Friday, August 6, 2021

Friday, August 6, 2021 Today’s headlines: Educators are reacting to the state’s mask mandate for schools. New bills signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker today will help provide feminine hygiene products to poor women as well as order public colleges and universities to offer the items in campus restrooms in Illinois. Illini football and […]