Category Archives: mental health
Mayor Johnson’s and Governor Pritzker’s Comments on Crime over Memorial Day Weekend 2023
Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson was widely ridiculed for his comments this week about the city’s violent Memorial Day weekend. “We understand that when communities have been disinvested in and traumatized, that you are seeing the manifestation of that trauma,” Johnson … Continue reading →
Controversy Rages as Leyden SD 212 Parents Question Why the SD 212 Board of Education Failed to Opt out of the Controversial National Sex Education Standards Signed into Law by the Governor and the Illinois General Assembly
Parents are attending the SD 212 Board Meetings questioning why the Board of Education failed to opt out of the new Illinois sex education standards, as well as questioning safety issues with girls in boys’ bathrooms and locker rooms and … Continue reading →
Fourfold Increase In Autism in the US in the Last 30 Years
1 in 36 eight-year-olds (and 4.3% of 8-year-old boys) in the US have a diagnosis of #autism, per new #CDC estimates announced today. That implies a staggering four-fold increase in the prevalence of autism in 20 years. It’s important to … Continue reading →
Bill to ban cat declawing introduced in Illinois State Capitol
A bill that would ban cat declawing and similar procedures has been introduced in the State Capitol. If the bill passes, anyone who violates it could pay $500 for the first violation, $1,000 for the second and $2,500 for the … Continue reading →
The Chinese Balloon is Gone-But What Does This Revelation Mean for the Future ?
The Chinese balloon that floated across the United States this month, apparently on a mission to collect intelligence, began its journey as a curiosity. Then it became a political metaphor: a symbol of U.S. weakness to Republicans, a sign of … Continue reading →
SCOTUS Considers When Students With Disabilities Can Sue for Damages
The Michigan case focuses on a deaf student who spent 12 years assigned to an aide who didn’t know sign language The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear the case of an immigrant family who holds a Michigan school … Continue reading →
High Court Could Change The Rights Of Students With Disabilities To Sue For Damages
The U.S. Supreme Court this week considered whether students with disabilities can seek financial relief under a federal law prohibiting discrimination even if they’ve already settled a case under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Comments and questions from the … Continue reading →
Portion of SAFE T Act Found Unconstitutional
The bail portion of the SAFE T Act was found to be unconstitutional by Judge Cunnington. It’s reported by multiple news outlets that this only will effect counties that filed/joined the lawsuit. An appeal to challenge this ruling would have … Continue reading →
How Much Can An Illinois Speeding Ticket Cost ?
Every driver fears seeing the red and blue lights in their rearview mirror, but how much do drivers in Illinois have to shell out if they are found to be speeding? While the ticket itself can be expensive, what it … Continue reading →
How Much Marijuana Can I Legally Have In Illinois ?
Marijuana was made recreationally legal in 2020 in Illinois, leading many residents to hit up their local dispensary and purchase the plant. However, they may still be wondering how much they can have at a time. The amount of marijuana … Continue reading →