12 02, 2019

Illinois lawmakers soon to turn attention to marijuana

By | 2019-02-12T22:16:02+00:00 February 12th, 2019|

SPRINGFIELD — Attention at the Statehouse is expected to begin focusing on one of Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker's top priorities — legalizing recreational marijuana — with the deadline for lawmakers to introduce new bills on Friday. Two key Chicago Democratic lawmakers, Sen. Heather Steans and Rep. Kelly Cassidy, have met [...]

18 07, 2018

Nancy Zettler: People Over Profits

By | 2018-07-19T20:09:50+00:00 July 18th, 2018|

In her campaign for state senate, Nancy Zettler often talks about standing up to large corporations who value profits over people. But for Nancy, this isn’t just another talking point. Since the day she graduated law school, she literally took on some of the biggest corporations. Nancy recalls the 1982 [...]

9 07, 2018

Julie Morrison: A Career of Advocating for Children

By | 2018-07-09T20:40:10+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Julie Morrison has been an advocate for children and families her entire career. Prior to being elected to the Illinois Senate in 2012, Julie was on the advisory council for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services where she worked to reform the department and advocate for the welfare [...]

2 07, 2018

Mary Mahady: Fighting for Fairness

By | 2018-07-02T18:44:40+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|

Mary Mahady has long been fighting for fairness and equity. One of her first experiences standing up for equality began in 1978 when she was a member of the Loyola University women’s basketball team. While the landmark Title IX ruling was enacted in 1972, which prohibited gender discrimination in any [...]

30 05, 2018

Laura Fine: Fighting for Families

By | 2018-06-13T20:07:25+00:00 May 30th, 2018|

Laura Fine understands the needs and challenges in reforming Illinois’ health insurance system. She lived it. Following a serious car accident, Laura’s husband was severely injured and lost his arm. Her family was faced with nearly $600,000 in medical bills when their insurance company refused payment and attempted to drop his [...]