August 01, 2013

New MTD Director Faces Multiple Challenges

The next managing director of the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District says his move to head up the agency a year from now is the first in a series of transitions.


Despite having some of the toughest laws in the country, reform advocates are looking to Indiana's GOP Congressional delegation to help tip the balance in this year’s immigration fight.
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July 31, 2013

Immigration Reform Advocates Look For Votes In Conservative Indiana

After passing in the U.S. Senate in June, comprehensive immigration reform has come to a screeching halt in the House of Representatives. Now reform advocates are looking for votes from GOP lawmakers from states like Indiana to help push it through.


July 31, 2013

Illinois Lawmakers Looking At High Incidence Of Sexual Abuse In Youth Prisons

Illinois state legislators are considering reforms to the youth prison system to address sexual abuse that was brought to light in a recent federal study.  The study by the bureau of justice statistics found that more than 15 percent of kids in custody reported being victims of sexual abuse. It’s one of the highest rates in the nation and the report is giving advocates new ammunition to push changes they’ve wanted for a long time.


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