Category: Legislative

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: Joseph 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: Joseph 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...

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...