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  • breastfeeding 080618CHICAGO—A bill was signed into law that will help protect mothers’ rights in courts throughout Illinois.

    State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-Chicago) sponsored Senate Bill 3503 that will require circuit courts to have a room for mothers to breastfeed or pump.

    “When mothers enter our courthouses, they should not be concerned about where they can pump breastmilk and breastfeed their children,” Sims said. “Providing a safe, clean and private space is a simple solution to help nursing mothers remain active in our court system.”

  • sims 041218SPRINGFIELD—Many mothers across the state struggle to use the court system in Illinois because they lack a place to breastfeed and pump.

    State Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr. (D-Chicago) passed Senate Bill 3503 out of the Senate today. The legislation requires circuit courts to have a lactation room.

    “Mothers should not have to worry about where they’ll be able to pump and breastfeed while they’re working or visiting our courthouses. A simple solution is to provide them with space to pump and feed their children so they can return to court,” said Sen. Sims.