Category: Legislative

Roundup Kills Competition

by: Julia Koziatek Carterville High School delegates, Jalyn O’Brien and Ashley Woolard, are sponsoring a bill protecting the use of Roundup weed killer, in Illinois agriculture. Though the use of Roundup has recently been...

Jailbirds Steal the Right to Vote

by: Kyra Nolen       American citizens older than 18 have the right, supplied by the Constitution, to participate in democracy by voting. Those incarcerated are denied this right. Avni Patel, a member of the Lake...

Going too Fast? It Pays to be Poor

by: Kenzi Schmidt, Hailey Dick Julia Burke, David Surzykiewicz, and Liz Witek of the Lake Park delegation have joined together to write a bill focused on creating a fining system for speeding in Illinois that...

Bill Aims to Reduce Suicides

by: Lea Bartos Nowadays, teenagers deal with a lot of stress, whether it be because of school, friends, or family. This stress can turn into something a lot more complicated, like mental illnesses. However,...

The Sound of Silence

by: Braden Fogerson Sponsors Kenzie Kirk and Maggie Reed of the Gateway Region are proposing a bill aiming to ban the use of emergency siren sounds on radio stations. These sounds resemble those of...

Justice Should be Truly Blind

by: Kenzi Schmidt Implicit biases are a dark reality of the criminal justice system; they make it virtually impossible to have an impartial jury. Objective facts of a case should always speak louder than...

Immigrants Don’t Be Afraid

by: Joey Brant Alexandra Carrera and Avery Griffin presented their bill, which ensures that the “immigration and/or citizenship status of an official witness within a criminal investigation may not be revealed.” This bill will...