Inside ASID’s fight to expand designers’ practice rights
Kaufman, who is an ASID member, lobbied for what would become Illinois House Bill 4715, meeting with her state representative, Margaret Croke, and state senator, Laura Fine, at least once a year for the past several years. Kaufman’s argument centered on the plight of small women-run businesses like hers being stymied by bureaucracy and outdated perceptions of designers.
Illinois House Democrats launch new working groups addressing top issues
Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced the creation of four new working groups Monday to help find solutions to critical issues for the state. The new groups will try to address serious concerns about the future of reproductive health following the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, firearm safety, mental health awareness, and the rise of online extremism.
Readout of White House Meeting with State Legislative Leaders on Holding Gun Manufacturers Accountable | The White House
Today, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, Senior Advisor to the President and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director, and White House officials from the Domestic Policy Council and Office of Intergovernmental Affairs convened a meeting with state legislative leaders from New York, Delaware, California, and Illinois to discuss how states are leading the way in efforts to hold gun manufacturers accountable.
Best Of: New Illinois law requires dementia training for EMTs
A bill passed this month in Illinois will require training Emergency Medical Technicians and paramedics to look out for these signs of dementia. It’s the first training requirement of its kind in the country. The 21st was joined by the leader of the Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois, one of the bill’s sponsors, and someone whose mother has been diagnosed with dementia.
Gun-makers have long been shielded from liability after mass shootings. That’s starting to change — and Highland Park has noticed.
As Highland Park officials ponder their legal response to the Independence Day mass shooting that killed seven people and injured dozens more, a slow-moving case just over the state line suggests one possible path.