Raoul: New criminal justice reform laws build on data-driven, commonsense approaches

stock photoSPRINGFIELD — State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago 13th) lauded  the signing of several criminal justice reform measures he sponsored this year as part of a larger push for commonsense, data-driven approaches to law enforcement, sentencing, incarceration and the reintegration of ex-offenders.

“Illinois is again pushing forward as a pioneer of criminal justice reform – because it saves money, because it saves lives and communities and because it’s the right thing to do,” Raoul said. “These new laws on juvenile justice, expungement, access to licensed professions and sex offender registration policies will help bring the realities of criminal justice in line with its aims of genuine public safety and lasting rehabilitation.”

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Lilly Participates in Franklin Park’s Annual Railroad Day Event

liley amtrackFRANKLIN PARK, Ill. – Over the weekend, state Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, attended Franklin Park’s annual Franklin Park Fest for its featured Railroad Day to speak with constituents and answer their questions.

“Local events like these really highlight the history that Illinois’ villages have,” said Lilly. “Franklin Park is Illinois’ fifth largest industrial park, and the Railroad Day reminds us of the progression through different locomotive machines that composed the former might of our country’s railroad systems.”

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Apprenticeship Program Openings

Apprenticeship Program Openings

Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters:

Effective Wednesday, June 1, 2016, applications for future Pre-Apprentice CONCRETE FORM BUILDER carpentry classes are currently being accepted at the Apprentice Program Office, 1256 Estes Avenue, Elk Grove Village, IL,Monday through Friday, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Each candidate MUST PRESENT the following requirements at the Apprentice Program Office in Elk Grove Village between the hours of 9:30 am – 4:00 pm,Monday through Friday, NO LATER THAN Thursday, June 30, 2016.

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Leader Hunter urges governor to sign human services funding bill

CHICAGO – A bipartisan-backed human services emergency funding bill is sitting on the governor’s desk. Majority Caucus Whip Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) released the following statement, urging the governor to sign the plan into law:

“A human services funding plan is sitting on the governor’s desk. The Senate and House worked in a bipartisan fashion to craft an emergency funding bill that will keep our state afloat.

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