Category: Legislative

Dad’s To Get the Right To Stay Home

by: Madison Powell, Lucy Stanton How would you feel if one of your loved ones was denied the right to spend time with their own newborn child? Well, this is unfortunately one of the...

Record a Cop During a Traffic Stop

by: Tinu Sathya Eavesdropping in itself is a divisive issue – the secret recording of any person, regardless of their status, raises issues that the American government still struggles to answer. This issue is...

Presumed Consent at the DMV

by: Bianca Reeder All over the world, the number of people in need of organs largely outnumbers the number of organs being donated. Waubonsie Valley’s Meher Sethi, Vinay Pai, Karthik Srinivasan, and Henry Hong...

Farm Fender Benders Force Fines

by: Benjamin Sebastian “I live on a farm” says Derek Sample, the House sponsor of bill H-G-07 from Sesser Valier High School. Derek and his co-sponsors propose a bill to help eliminate collisions with...

Special Time to Take a Ride

by: Joey Brant Riya Trikha and Aaryan Menon presented their bill which aims to make buses and trains “free of cost during the hours 5:30-6:30 am and 5:30-6:30 pm.” This bill seeks to make...

Adopt Don’t Shop

by: Elizabeth Arias, Lea Bartos An estimated 167,388 dogs are currently living in the United States Department of Agriculture facilities for breeding purposes. In a year, thousands of puppies are shipped into Illinois and...

College Athletes Getting Paid?

by: Braden Fogerson In an attempt to create more revenue for Illinois, Senator Carson Latta and Representative Logan Kirk are sponsoring a bill to allow college athletes to receive endorsement deals. In addition, athletes...

No Bail for Non-Violent Crimes

by: Joey Brant In the current justice system, a certain amount of money is, in a way, able to remedy many crimes. However, Allison O’Gorman and Zach Randazzo from Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School are...

Help Feed the Hungry

by: Briana Castro Lupe Cuellar and Manuela Chaves of the Two Rivers YMCA delegation are proposing a new hunger bill called “Feeding Illinois,” designed to feed low-income Americans and reduce the amount of food...

Rewards For Producing Less Gas

by: Elizabeth Arias In Illinois, the two main causes of environmental destruction are non-renewable energy and irresponsible farming. The Illinois Environmental Council states that about 20% of Illinois rivers have been degraded and contaminated...