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Munoz hosts town hall meeting on McKinley Park asphalt plant concerns

Munoz asphalt 071218CHICAGO – A large crowd of angry McKinley Park residents voiced their opposition to an asphalt plant at a town hall meeting hosted on Tuesday by Assistant Illinois Senate Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago)

When McKinley Park residents noticed new silos being built in their neighborhood earlier this year, they were blindsided, according to the Chicago Tribune. The silos were for a nearby asphalt plant that will be fully operational this month. Due to an apparent oversight by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, residents were not properly notified, receiving notice only two weeks before the project began.

Martinez calls for termination of officer who ignored racist tirade

martinez 041118SPRINGFIELD — Assistant Majority Leader Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) today called for the termination of an officer for the Cook County Forest Preserves who failed to adequately respond to a racist verbal attack on a woman in a Cook County forest.

Video emerged yesterday of an incident on the Northwest Side in which a man threatens, curses at and racially attacks a woman for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag at a pavilion she had rented for a birthday party. The video shows the officer in question repeatedly ignoring her requests for him to detain the threatening individual. 

Sandoval tells Rauner to divest from detention camps

Sandoval 070918 ReleaseCHICAGO – While thousands of immigrant children remain in U.S. detention camps alone, scared and separated from their families, news has broken that Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to profit from their plight.

State Senator Martin A. Sandoval (D-Chicago) has condemned the governor and called for him to divest from the detention centers and issue a more forceful rebuke of President Donald Trump’s inhumane border policies.

McGuire’s competency-based education measure becomes law

mcguire 062918SPRINGFIELD — State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Crest Hill) today announced his legislation expanding competency-based education to more students and more school districts has been signed into law.

“Competency-based education recognizes that it’s the skills learned, not the time spent sitting in class, that prepares students for the workforce, the military and college,” McGuire said. “That’s why I’m pleased my bi-partisan expansion of the Postsecondary and Workforce Ready Act has been signed into law by the Governor. This measure makes students in all grades, not just high school, eligible for this personalized way of learning. It also allows school districts to join together in collaborative pilot programs, stretching tax dollars to assist more students.”

The legislation was Senate bill 2941. It takes effect Jan. 1.

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