State Rep. Mike Fortner and State Sen. Jim Oberweis will host two senior fairs next week to provide local seniors with helpful guides, literature and other resources from state, county and local governments. The event, which is free of charge, will also have booths from not-for-profit organizations, businesses and physicians who help improve the lives of senior citizens. Refreshments will be provided, and attendees will be able to sign up for a chance to win a door prize.
A new Illinois law aims to protect internet privacy for students. It was inspired by a similar law approved last year.
In 2012, the state raised some eyebrows when it adopted a law that bars employers from asking job applicants their social media log-in information. Starting in January, a new statue establishes similar restrictions for colleges and universities.
The bill's chief sponsor, House Democrat LaShawn Ford of Chicago, says the main goal is to protect prospective students during the screening process.
For the past several years, many pension reform proposals have been presented to the General Assembly including my own reform proposal. SB1 proposed today is just as unconstitutional as the first version. Although many good things were added into the new version, I don’t believe this proposal will pass constitutional muster. The greatest risk for the taxpayers is for the state to believe it has created true reform and then come back and have it taken away later. This is a risk I am unwilling to take.