Letter: Support Mandela Act to limit isolated confinement

Dear Editor, I am writing to urge support for Illinois SB2257/HB4828, an essential legislative effort aimed at limiting the use of isolated confinement in our state’s correctional facilities. This bill would create the Nelson Mandela Act representing a critical step forward to ensuring the humane treatment of incarcerated people and[Read More…]

Helmets, people

A few weeks ago I was going around the corner where Main Street turns into 187th Street in Glenwood on my bike when I heard a loud ding. I felt it, too. At that corner is one of those temporary stop signs that folds over. I didn’t see it, and[Read More…]

Pritzker releases proposed FY25 budget 

(Note: Below are Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday, Feb. 21, announcing his proposed budget for the next fiscal year.) Speaker Welch, President Harmon, Lt. Gov. Stratton, my fellow constitutional officers, members of the 103rd General Assembly, Chief Justice Theis and members of the Supreme Court,[Read More…]

The Weeks | Feb. 11: Thornton Township referendum, many meetings, Abe Lincoln at Flossmoor library, history of DQ at Homewood library

THE WEEK > Meetings Homewood School District 153 Board of Education will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at the James Hart School media center, 18220 Morgan St. Flossmoor Public Art Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, in the village hall conference room, 2800 Flossmoor Road. Homewood Board[Read More…]

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