New Law Requires Public Schools To Teach Asian American History

SPRINGFIELD – All public schools in Illinois will soon be required to teach a unit on Asian American history and culture as part of their social studies curriculum. Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday signed a bill known as the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History, or TEAACH Act, into law, making Illinois the first state […]

Bills Would Increase Pharmacy Access, Allow Easier Gender Identity Changes To Birth Documents

SPRINGFIELD – The House Human Services Committee on Tuesday moved bills aimed at closing disparities in access to pharmacies and allowing transgender and intersex individuals to change their sex on their birth certificate. Another measure would eliminate a requirement that individuals be deemed ineligible for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits for prior felony drug […]

Speaker Welch Releases Committee Assignments, February Session Plans

SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the committees and their respective chairs for the 102nd General Assembly, including the addition of six new committees. The committee announcement comes as Welch canceled all but one of the House session days that had been set for next month. Lawmakers in the House […]