On Thursday, the Illinois Trust Act passed out of the Illinois Senate with a 31-21 vote. From Illinois Patch: The Illinois Senate passed a bill aimed at encouraging cooperation between undocumented immigrants and state law enforcement agencies while discouraging unwarranted cooperation between federal immigration. The Trust Act, sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), passed 31-21 […]
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Community Groups Demand Hedge Fund Managers Profiting From Carried Interest Loophole Pay Fair Share to Help Solve State Budget Crisis Chicago, IL – On Thursday, community residents being impacted by the school funding crisis and state budget impasse took part in a Tax Evasion Trolley Tour to the homes of Hedge Fund political donors […]
From the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: The Illinois Senate Executive Committee took an important step today toward making our state safer for immigrants and their families. The TRUST Act (SB-31J), filed by Senate President Cullerton, passed through the committee with 11 members voting in favor, five voting present, and no opposing votes. […]
More exciting news, bill to raise the state of Illinois minimum wage to $15, HB 198, passed out of the House Labor and Commerce Committee and now waits for a vote on the Illinois House floor. From the Chicago Tribune: The House Labor and Commerce Committee voted 17 to 6 to recommend HB 198, which […]