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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.

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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.

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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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Better care for our seniors from proposed nursing home surveillance legislation

Link-seniorsCHICAGO – In response to concerns and complaints about potential abuse of nursing home residents, Illinois State Senator Terry Link (D-Waukegan) is sponsoring legislation that would put video cameras in nursing homes and assisted living centers to protect residents and provide their families peace of mind.

“Our society has cameras installed in a myriad locations to deter negative and abusive behavior in those places, so why not where we entrust our family in the care of others,” Senator Link asked.

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