Posts tagged "human trafficking"

Closing time in Springfield: Human trafficking bill passes, foreclosure fraud and criminal records bills stall; campaign finance and early release bills moving forward

Closing time in Springfield: Human trafficking bill passes, foreclosure fraud and criminal records bills stall; campaign finance and early release bills moving forward
Lawmakers in Springfield have their hands full this week as they wrap up the spring session. Designing a new budget, crafting pension and Medicaid reform and a compromise on gambling legislation are all topics that have seized headlines in recent weeks and months. During that time, The Chicago Reporter has had its eye on a... Read more »

An Undocumented Life: Violence Against Women Act, a protector of undocumented victims of domestic violence, held up in House

Undocumented women who live with an abusive partner, particularly a U.S. citizen who’s in control of her path to legal status, are the most vulnerable and need protection by the government, said Rep. Jan Schakowsky. But the divisiveness of politics lately is on full display in Congress, where a key piece of legislation that would... Read more »

What's up this week: State lawmakers tackle sex trafficking; indicted state pol heads back to work; speed cameras and trust funds

What's up this week: State lawmakers tackle sex trafficking; indicted state pol heads back to work; speed cameras and trust funds
Here’s a preview of what’s on the political agenda this week: The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield on April 17. The Chicago Reporter will be watching out for a few things: The Senate’s Criminal Law Committee, slated to meet on April 18 in Springfield, will take a look at changes to the wording of... Read more »
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