Talk of race, sex in schools divides Americans: AP-NORC poll

WASHINGTON — Americans are deeply divided over how much children in K-12 schools should be taught about racism and sexuality. That’s according to a new poll from the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Overall, Americans lean slightly toward expanding discussions of racism and […]

Session Recap: Bills allow pharmacists to administer preventive HIV meds, fentanyl test strips

SPRINGFIELD – Legislation allowing pharmacists to administer or dispense preventive HIV medication and fentanyl testing strips were among health-related measures passed by the Illinois General Assembly during the final week of session. House Bill 4430 allows pharmacists to order and conduct testing and dispense pre- and post-exposure HIV medications to individuals who are at high risk […]

Session Recap: Union-backed wage theft measure will head to Pritzker

Editor’s note: This article is part of an ongoing “Session Recap” series in which Capitol News Illinois is following up on many of the more-than 200 measures that passed both houses of the Illinois General Assembly during the final week of spring session which adjourned at 6 a.m. April 9.   SPRINGFIELD – A major initiative […]

217 Today: New initiative aims to welcome more people of color to farmers markets

Thursday, April 14, 2022 Today’s headlines: State lawmakers recently approved a measure waiving school fees for students experiencing homelessness and it’s waiting for the governor’s signature. A proposal headed to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s desk would allow Illinoisans 18 and older to get credentialed for a school paraprofessional job. Tenured and non-tenured faculty at Northern Illinois University […]