|Lt. Governor Simon to visit suburban Chicago crisis center|
|News Releases - Civic News & Info|
|Written by Kara Beach|
|Monday, 02 April 2012 08:38|
CHICAGO – In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will visit counselors and educators at the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA) on Monday to advocate for legislation that would restore funding to sexual assault prevention agencies.
Senate Bill 3348 would require all strip clubs that permit alcohol to collect a $5-per-patron entry fee. The revenue would be distributed to community-based sexual assault prevention and response organizations, such as Northwest CASA, which is facing a 10 percent state budget cut this year. Northwest CASA provides 24-hour crisis response and prevention education to more than 30 municipalities.
DATE: Monday, April 2
TIME: 2:30 p.m.
PLACE: Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault, 415 W. Golf Rd., Suite 47, Arlington Heights
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