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Chicago part of Cities for Citizenship program

citizenship092514Chicago recently joined LA and New York in an initiative encouraging legal immigrants to become citizens.

Citigroup is making a $1.1 million contribution for the expansion of the naturalization programs in these three cities as a part of the Cities for Citizenship program.

Naturalization leads to an array of opportunities. It allows new citizens to gain access to better jobs, academic scholarships and other benefits, while the cities they live in benefit from their economic contributions.

Read the Chicago Tribune article.

Illinois celebrates American Business Women’s Day

women-workingOver 30 years ago, Illinois native President Ronald Reagan proclaimed that women make significant contributions to the American economy. He believed women made the country internationally competitive. He honored women’s rising role in the workforce by naming September 22 American Business Women’s Day.

Biss looks to open dialogue about domestic violence

purseOne in four American women will experience domestic violence in her life.

Maybe you find that stunning, or maybe you already knew. One way or the other, it's something we don't talk about frequently or honestly enough. So let me say it again: one in four American women will experience domestic violence in her life.

That means around 40 million American women alive today will one day experience domestic violence. It's more than 1.5 million women living in Illinois, and almost two-thirds of a million women in Cook County. It's a lot of people, and (unfortunately counter to a lot of portrayals of abuse we see in the media) they exist in every neighborhood, age group, ethnicity, religion, and socioeconomic class.

Biss, Manar forum examines school funding formula

biss-manar-sb16Senator Daniel Biss hosts forums on a range of topics in his Critical Issues Series in his district. This month's topic is School Funding in Illinois: Opportunities, challenges and striking a balance. He will be joined by Sen. Andy Manar, the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 16, and Paul Goren, the recently appointed superintendent of Evanston/Skokie School District 65.

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IMAGE Biss measure easing financial burden on youth care recipients becomes law
Friday, 20 July 2018
SPRINGFIELD – A bill sponsored by State Senator Daniel Biss easing the financial burden on people who grew up in youth care was signed into law...

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IMAGE Cullerton’s protections of Gold Star families become law
Friday, 20 July 2018
VILLA PARK — The families of armed service members killed in action or on duty will have greater power to terminate their fallen loved...

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IMAGE Rauner finally signs two Cullerton bills aimed at saving veterans
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
SPRINGFIELD – After months of waiting, Gov. Bruce Rauner finally signed two new state laws sponsored by State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa...

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IMAGE Cullerton: Rauner has endangered Illinois voters
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
VILLA PARK – Gov. Rauner took steps today to endanger Illinois voter’s personal information. Rauner vetoed Senate Bill 2273 which would...

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IMAGE Aquino: Rauner’s voter protection is an assault on minority voting rights
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Rauner vetoed legislation today that would end Illinois’ participation in the controversial Interstate Voter...

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