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A VACATION THAT TURNS INTO A MISSION TRIP PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine Parr   
Friday, 26 August 2011 08:55

In early March 2011, Vernon and Loma Wegerer were among a group of twenty four on African Safari to Tanzania with Linda Meadors of Blue Horizon Travel. Upon arriving at the Kilimanjaro Airport, we were met by the Bushdrifters in their five land cruisers. The Bushdrifters is a locally owned company providing transportation and guided tours. We toured national parks, observing thousands of animals in their natural habitat.

The Bushdrifters took us to a grade school that they were building in Babati, Tanzania, approximately 300 km from Arusha. At that time the school had just walls, a roof, and wooden desks, but no teaching supplies. Since then, windows and doors have been added. Many small villages have no school at all.

Ann McConachie, a retired school teacher from Downers Grove, Illinois, was among the Safari group. Ann stayed on in Tanzania to teach English. The children in Babati can speak English but need help with sentence structure and writing. After three weeks, Ann returned to the U.S. with a desire to outfit the school with supplies. Supplies that we take for granted. Among those items are educational books, desks, chairs, teacher desks, world maps, supplies, paper, marker boards, notebooks, story books, educational games, and toys.

Vernon is working with Jordan Catholic School on a new building addition which includes new science, computer, and engineering labs outfitted with the best equipment available. Learning of the needs of the school in Babati, Jordan’s administration offered to donate old, unused furniture being stored at the former Sacred Heart School, Rock Island.

On Friday August 26th, a truck with be loaded with the furniture and sent to Hinsdale, Illinois. It will then be placed in a container and shipped to Arusha, where Bushdrifters will transport the contents to Babati School.

Ann plans to return to Africa in January, 2012, for four months to instruct teachers to be more effective in teaching the English language.

Members of the tour group have established a non-for-profit fund, “AMKA AFRIKA SCHOOL FOUNDATION”. Donations will be used to help pay miscellaneous expenses for the school.

 
Area Retirees to Tell Congressman Bobby Schilling: HANDS OFF SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Emily Stuart   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 10:07
Moline --- Area retirees with the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans will meet with Congressman Bobby Schilling on Friday, August 26 in Moline to ask him to not support cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid in the continuing debate about the federal spending.  After the meeting, the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans and young leaders of the Quad City Federation of Labor will hold a press conference outside of the office to send an intergenerational message that Congressman Schilling needs to protect and strengthen retirement security for current and future retirees in his district, not cut it.

“Retirees in our area are already struggling to get by, but they know how much worse things would be without Social Security, Medicare and  Medicaid.  Because of these programs, seniors are able to pay bills, see a doctor, fill a prescription and afford a nursing home. 

What: Press conference; visuals include posters

Who: Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans; Quad City Federation of Labor

When: Friday, August 26 at 4:00pm

Location: Outside of Rep. Schilling's office, 3000 41st St, Moline, IL 61265

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PACT (Parenting All Children Together) PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joy Venhorst   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:59

Davenport, Iowa -- On September 6, Iowa State University Extension of Scott County, Lutheran Social Services of Iowa and Genesis Bright Beginnings will sponsor the parenting support and education program PACT (Parenting All Children Together) for an eight week series. The program is financially supported by Scott County Kids Early Childhood Iowa. The program is designed to educate and offer support to parents and caregivers of children age birth through five years old and reside in Scott County.

“Parenting is the most important job we will ever have. It is also the toughest! What we provide our children from birth through age five stays with them for the rest of their life. With this huge responsibility, we need to work together. This series will bring together parents and caregivers who want the very best for the children in their life,” said Jennifer Best, Extension Educator and PACT instructor.

The upcoming PACT series will be the second time the program has been offered to the Scott County community. The last series ending in June was very successful. “It was very rewarding to watch the families open themselves up to the learning process,” said Marisa Bloom, Families Program Assistant. “A lot of learning was happening and families were forming bonds and creating informal support systems with their peers. PACT is a needed resource for these very reasons.”

For participating in the PACT program member will receive a free meal at every session, free childcare while adults are learning, a free gift at each session, bus tokens to get to the sessions if transportation is needed, $40 worth of items chosen by the participant if they attend at least 5 of the 8 sessions, fun and friendship with other families, and great information to help parents and caregivers help their children be all they can be.

For more information about PACT or to register, contact Marisa at the Iowa State University Extension office at 563-359-7577 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Tuesday, August 23, 2011** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andrew Mason   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:49

CHICAGO – August 23, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:  

   

Bill No.: HB 297  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Requires the Task Force on Inventorying Employment Restrictions submit findings and recommendations concerning employment restrictions that are not reasonably related to public safety.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 1091  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Creates a Public-Private Partnership (“P3”) Act authorizing P3s and establishing a framework for P3 transportation projects.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 1216  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Creates the School District Realignment and Consolidation Commission to study school districts across the state and make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on their findings.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 1670  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Requires any elected or appointed member of a public body to complete online training conducted by the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 2934  

An Act Concerning: Public Aid  

Permits the state to interfund borrow for the purpose of enhancing Medicaid reimbursements prior to June 30, 2011.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediate  

   

Bill No.: HB 2955  

An Act Concerning: Revenue  

Makes technical changes to statute to make sure that the Illinois Compiled Statutes are consistent with laws that were enacted in the 96th General Assembly.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 3041  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Adds trust companies to the definition of financial institutions included in the Illinois Notary Public Act.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 3620  

An Act Concerning: Safety  

Requires that structural fill made from coal combustion waste must meet the standards of the American Society of Testing Materials or the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in order to be considered for beneficial use.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 87  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Exempts currency exchanges from the Transmitters of Money Act for the sale, loading, or unloading of stored value cards.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 90  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Removes the requirement that Secretary of State driver facilities have deputy registrars and allows driver facilities to be permanent places for voter registration.   

Action: Amendatorily Vetoed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 115  

An Act Concerning: Employment  

Increases the civil penalty to $5,000 when an employer interferes or discourages an individual from exercising their rights under the Equal Pay Act or retaliates against an individual for exercising their rights under the Act.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 152  

An Act Concerning: Insurance  

Requires arbitration for smaller automobile insurance damage claims where the amount in dispute involves less than $2,500.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 153  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Extends the repeal date of the Massage Licensing Act from Jan. 1, 2012, to Jan. 1, 2022 and makes various substantive and technical changes.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 170  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Designates the Governor authority to appoint superintendents for the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI) with advice and consent of the Senate.  

Action: Amendatorily Vetoed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1234  

An Act Concerning: Civil Liabilities  

Allows for more integration between mental health and physical health providers.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1235  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Eliminates a duplicative child care law.     

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1240  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Allows the Emergency Telephone System Board to purchase real property if the purchase occurred before March 16, 2006.     

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1292  

An Act Concerning: Courts  

Broadens a juvenile court’s jurisdiction in order to conduct permanency hearings and allows the Department of Juvenile Justice to obtain matching federal funds under Title IV-E.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1357  

An Act Concerning: Safety  

Allows the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to collect fines for violations of Compliance Commitment Agreements.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1364  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Allows municipal hospital contract employees to serve on public hospital board.    

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1386  

An Act Concerning: Revenue  

Allows Cook County residents to apply for a refund of excess property taxes between Sept. 1, 2011 and Sept. 1, 2012.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1470  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Provides that the Prisoner Review Board may schedule a rehearing no later than five (rather than three) years from the date of the parole denial.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1471  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Prohibits the Prisoner Review Board from releasing any material containing any information from the victim to the inmate or inmate’s attorney unless the victim provides a waiver.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1553  

An Act Concerning: Insurance  

Amends the filing dates for semi-annual expense reports required from insurance carriers.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1578  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Grants educational support staff the opportunity to upgrade their skills through professional development institute day attendance.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1602  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Makes various changes regarding mobile dental vans in the Illinois Dental Practice Act.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1607  

An Act Concerning: Insurance  

Attempts to protect seniors from being mislead when purchasing or learning about life insurance policies and amends life insurance provisions concerning both proof of death and payment of proceeds.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1622  

An Act Concerning: Health  

Requires the Department of Human Services to conduct a geographic analysis of support services for persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness and report the findings to the General Assembly.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1623  

An Act Concerning: Health  

Requires the Department of Human Services to report on the progress of implementation of Williams v. Quinn consent decree and propagate a new rule governing community-based residential settings.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1740  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Requires parole or mandatory supervised release to be written as part of the sentencing order; changes a condition of mandatory supervised release from mandatory to discretionary.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1761  

An Act Concerning: Public Health  

Provides for expanded screening to identify new diseases and disorders in newborns.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1804  

An Act Concerning: Revenue  

Guarantees that a restrictive covenant may not limit a person’s right to a notice of public hearing.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1821  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Creates the Carbon Dioxide Transportation and Sequestration Act.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1972  

An Act Concerning: Civil Law  

Requires the purchaser of a property at a foreclosure sale of common interest community unit to pay the court costs incurred by the association in an attempt to collect assessments that are past due.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1996  

An Act Concerning: Civil Law  

Requires the Department of Public Health to develop a plan regarding the relocation of mobile home and manufactured home residents.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2007  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Removes the requirement that the Treasurer’s Office publish in Chicago and Springfield newspapers the investment or management policy for the College Savings Pool and the Public Treasurers’ Investment Pool.    

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2040  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Provides that the Illinois Anti-Piracy Statute comports with Federal law, with respect to sound recordings, and applies only to those that were initially fixed prior to Feb. 15, 1972.        

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 2042  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Removes a reference to reapportionment by the General Assembly for the Lincoln Land Community College District No. 526, and instead provides that Board of Trustee members must be elected by district at the 2013 consolidated election.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2064  

An Act Concerning: Transportation  

Grants the Secretary of State the ability to suspend a car’s registration if it is confirmed that the car was used for gun running.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 2082  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Requires the Secretary of State to publish a report on the number of businesses in Illinois every quarter.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2170  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Makes changes to the School Facility Occupation Tax Law which requires the imposition of a sales tax earmarked for school construction if the voters approve the referendum.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2236  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Requires applicants for land surveyor-in-training licenses must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university program.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

Bill No.: SB 2268

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Provides that within 14 days of seizure, the state shall seek a preliminary determination from the circuit court as to whether there is probable cause that the property may be subject to forfeiture.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Jan. 1

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Governor Quinn Takes Bill Action **Tuesday, August 23, 2011** PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Katelyn Tye   
Thursday, 25 August 2011 09:45

CHICAGO – August 23, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today took action on the following bills:  

   

Bill No.: HB 297  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Requires the Task Force on Inventorying Employment Restrictions submit findings and recommendations concerning employment restrictions that are not reasonably related to public safety.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 1091  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Creates a Public-Private Partnership (“P3”) Act authorizing P3s and establishing a framework for P3 transportation projects.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 1216  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Creates the School District Realignment and Consolidation Commission to study school districts across the state and make recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly on their findings.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 1670  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Requires any elected or appointed member of a public body to complete online training conducted by the Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: HB 2934  

An Act Concerning: Public Aid  

Permits the state to interfund borrow for the purpose of enhancing Medicaid reimbursements prior to June 30, 2011.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediate  

   

Bill No.: HB 2955  

An Act Concerning: Revenue  

Makes technical changes to statute to make sure that the Illinois Compiled Statutes are consistent with laws that were enacted in the 96th General Assembly.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 3041  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Adds trust companies to the definition of financial institutions included in the Illinois Notary Public Act.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: HB 3620  

An Act Concerning: Safety  

Requires that structural fill made from coal combustion waste must meet the standards of the American Society of Testing Materials or the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) in order to be considered for beneficial use.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 87  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Exempts currency exchanges from the Transmitters of Money Act for the sale, loading, or unloading of stored value cards.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 90  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Removes the requirement that Secretary of State driver facilities have deputy registrars and allows driver facilities to be permanent places for voter registration.   

Action: Amendatorily Vetoed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 115  

An Act Concerning: Employment  

Increases the civil penalty to $5,000 when an employer interferes or discourages an individual from exercising their rights under the Equal Pay Act or retaliates against an individual for exercising their rights under the Act.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 152  

An Act Concerning: Insurance  

Requires arbitration for smaller automobile insurance damage claims where the amount in dispute involves less than $2,500.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 153  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Extends the repeal date of the Massage Licensing Act from Jan. 1, 2012, to Jan. 1, 2022 and makes various substantive and technical changes.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 170  

An Act Concerning: Government  

Designates the Governor authority to appoint superintendents for the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD) and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI) with advice and consent of the Senate.  

Action: Amendatorily Vetoed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1234  

An Act Concerning: Civil Liabilities  

Allows for more integration between mental health and physical health providers.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1235  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Eliminates a duplicative child care law.     

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1240  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Allows the Emergency Telephone System Board to purchase real property if the purchase occurred before March 16, 2006.     

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1292  

An Act Concerning: Courts  

Broadens a juvenile court’s jurisdiction in order to conduct permanency hearings and allows the Department of Juvenile Justice to obtain matching federal funds under Title IV-E.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1357  

An Act Concerning: Safety  

Allows the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to collect fines for violations of Compliance Commitment Agreements.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1364  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Allows municipal hospital contract employees to serve on public hospital board.    

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1386  

An Act Concerning: Revenue  

Allows Cook County residents to apply for a refund of excess property taxes between Sept. 1, 2011 and Sept. 1, 2012.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1470  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Provides that the Prisoner Review Board may schedule a rehearing no later than five (rather than three) years from the date of the parole denial.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1471  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Prohibits the Prisoner Review Board from releasing any material containing any information from the victim to the inmate or inmate’s attorney unless the victim provides a waiver.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1553  

An Act Concerning: Insurance  

Amends the filing dates for semi-annual expense reports required from insurance carriers.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1578  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Grants educational support staff the opportunity to upgrade their skills through professional development institute day attendance.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1602  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Makes various changes regarding mobile dental vans in the Illinois Dental Practice Act.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1607  

An Act Concerning: Insurance  

Attempts to protect seniors from being mislead when purchasing or learning about life insurance policies and amends life insurance provisions concerning both proof of death and payment of proceeds.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1622  

An Act Concerning: Health  

Requires the Department of Human Services to conduct a geographic analysis of support services for persons with developmental disabilities or mental illness and report the findings to the General Assembly.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1623  

An Act Concerning: Health  

Requires the Department of Human Services to report on the progress of implementation of Williams v. Quinn consent decree and propagate a new rule governing community-based residential settings.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1740  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Requires parole or mandatory supervised release to be written as part of the sentencing order; changes a condition of mandatory supervised release from mandatory to discretionary.   

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1761  

An Act Concerning: Public Health  

Provides for expanded screening to identify new diseases and disorders in newborns.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1804  

An Act Concerning: Revenue  

Guarantees that a restrictive covenant may not limit a person’s right to a notice of public hearing.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1821  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Creates the Carbon Dioxide Transportation and Sequestration Act.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 1972  

An Act Concerning: Civil Law  

Requires the purchaser of a property at a foreclosure sale of common interest community unit to pay the court costs incurred by the association in an attempt to collect assessments that are past due.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 1996  

An Act Concerning: Civil Law  

Requires the Department of Public Health to develop a plan regarding the relocation of mobile home and manufactured home residents.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2007  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Removes the requirement that the Treasurer’s Office publish in Chicago and Springfield newspapers the investment or management policy for the College Savings Pool and the Public Treasurers’ Investment Pool.    

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2040  

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law  

Provides that the Illinois Anti-Piracy Statute comports with Federal law, with respect to sound recordings, and applies only to those that were initially fixed prior to Feb. 15, 1972.        

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 2042  

An Act Concerning: Education  

Removes a reference to reapportionment by the General Assembly for the Lincoln Land Community College District No. 526, and instead provides that Board of Trustee members must be elected by district at the 2013 consolidated election.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2064  

An Act Concerning: Transportation  

Grants the Secretary of State the ability to suspend a car’s registration if it is confirmed that the car was used for gun running.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

   

Bill No.: SB 2082  

An Act Concerning: State Government  

Requires the Secretary of State to publish a report on the number of businesses in Illinois every quarter.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2170  

An Act Concerning: Local Government  

Makes changes to the School Facility Occupation Tax Law which requires the imposition of a sales tax earmarked for school construction if the voters approve the referendum.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Immediately  

   

Bill No.: SB 2236  

An Act Concerning: Regulation  

Requires applicants for land surveyor-in-training licenses must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university program.  

Action: Signed  

Effective Date: Jan. 1  

 

Bill No.: SB 2268

An Act Concerning: Criminal Law

Provides that within 14 days of seizure, the state shall seek a preliminary determination from the circuit court as to whether there is probable cause that the property may be subject to forfeiture.

Action: Signed

Effective Date: Jan. 1

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