Hear the story here. Illinois lawmakers forwarded a proposal that would allow minors to get an abortion, without telling their parents. Themeasure would repeal the Parental Notification of Abortion Act– a law passed in 1995, but not enforced until 5 years ago. Thelaw allows for minors to go before a judgeinstead ofnotifying a parent. DemocraticSenatorElgie Sims of Chicagois sponsoring the proposal that would get rid of any notification requirement. “Healthy family communication can't be...
State Rep. Karina Villa is a 40-year-old Democrat representing West Chicago. She's one of dozens of fresh faces at the Illinois State Capitol this year and also one of seven lawmakers in the House of Representatives whose election flipped a red seat blue -- from Republican to Democrat.
The Sackler family's $1.3 million donation to the U.K.'s National Portrait Gallery will not go ahead as planned, as both sides say they're concerned that allegations of opioid profiteering against the family could overshadow the gift and become a distraction. "It has become evident that recent reporting of allegations made against Sackler family members may cause this new donation to deflect the National Portrait Gallery from its important work," a spokesperson for the Sackler Trust said. ...
Out and About
- Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition Returns to Venues Across Peoria
- Peoria Players Opens Its Production of "Dreamgirls"
- Youth Music Illinois Presents "Musical Masquerade" Tonight
- WTVP's "State and Water" Program Hosts Double CD Release Event
- Eureka College Presents "Pippin" This Weekend