Campaign Workers In Illinois Push For Protections

NPRIllinois.org – March 13, 2018 Accusations of harassment from a campaign worker against her supervisor and close aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, Kevin Quinn, led to Quinn’s firing last month. Madigan is still struggling with the ripple effects from Alaina Hampton’s claims, with some observers predicting this could be the downfall for the powerful politician. … More Campaign Workers In Illinois Push For Protections

Students, Staff Prepare For Active Shooter Situation At UIS

NPRIllinois.org – March 8, 2018 The University of Illinois Springfield trained students and staff on how to respond in an active shooter situation at an hour-long training session this month. During the session, UIS police showed a video by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety that demonstrated the many responses to an active shooter situation … More Students, Staff Prepare For Active Shooter Situation At UIS

Lawmaker Wants Better Tracking Of Opioid Deaths

NPRIllinois.org – Feb. 12, 2018 Opioid deaths nearly doubled in Sangamon County last year, with heroin as the leading cause in 20 of the 42 opioid-related deaths, according to data retrieved from the county coroner’s office. A proposal in the Illinois House would standardize how overdoses are reported across the state. State Rep. John Connor, … More Lawmaker Wants Better Tracking Of Opioid Deaths

Road to recovery runs through Chicago for veterans in Warrior Games

Chicago.SunTimes.com – June 28, 2017 Every military veteran who competes in the annual Warrior Games, a Paralympic-style competition being held this year in Chicago, has overcome devastating injuries and illness. Come out to cheer them, if you can. They represent the best of us, and you will be inspired. The opening ceremonies, hosted by Jon Stewart and … More Road to recovery runs through Chicago for veterans in Warrior Games

Sugary drink tax aimed at your wallet, not your waistline

Chicago.Suntimes.com – June 30, 2017 Starting Saturday in Cook County, you’ll have to pay a sin tax if you buy a sugary drink, even if you do not sin. You’ll pay a new county tax of a penny an ounce, supposedly to discourage you from drinking sweet stuff that’s bad for your health, even if … More Sugary drink tax aimed at your wallet, not your waistline

Adaptive headlights light the way for safer streets

Chicago.SunTimes.com – June 30, 2017 Every year in the United States, some 2,500 people walking along or crossing city streets and country roads are killed by cars. Many of these deaths, experts say, could be avoided if cars and trucks in this country were equipped with the latest technology in headlights, as they are in … More Adaptive headlights light the way for safer streets