The Majority Report 09/21/14 - Hispanic Heritage, New Laws, Purple Purses


 Hispanic Heritage Month: past, present and future

Hispanic Heritage Month: past, present and future

The history of Hispanics in the United States paved the way for their involvement in communities today. Starting with early political activism and preservation of their native culture, Hispanics have made strides towards better lives for themselves and Americans as a whole.

Our Latino legislators recall how their parents and grandparents moved to Illinois in search of better lives, and how that led them to serve the people of Illinois today.


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 Top 10 New Laws, Fall 2014 Edition

Top 10 New Laws, Fall 2014 Edition

As summer ends, bill signing season ends, too. Our series of seasonal "Top 10 New Laws" slideshows has become a popular way for Illinoisans to learn about the latest pieces of legislation signed into law. This edition includes young athletes, older sportsmen, veterans and military families.


 New laws...





 Biss looks to open dialogue about domestic violence

Biss looks to open dialogue about domestic violence

To address the prevalence of domestic violence, we need good public policy that protects victims. We certainly need to support organizations that provide safety and legal protections to survivors and their children. But we also need to increase awareness with a robust, honest, difficult public dialogue about the topic.

Sen. Daniel Biss is participating in the Purple Purse Challenge, which was launched by a non-profit partnership. The idea is for people to post photos of themselves with a purple purse online with the goal of sparking discussion about domestic violence and raising funds for service providers.


Domestic violence...



Also this week:
Jacobs hosts workshop for local businesses
Forum examines school funding formula


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