Illinois helping Puerto Rico
In the aftermath of the devastating hurricane which struck Puerto Rico, disaster assistance resources from Illinois have been making their way to the U.S. territory in the Caribbean. The assistance comes in response to the major health and safety threats following the landfall of the Category 4 Hurricane Maria, whose rain and winds causes significant damage to the island’s infrastructure.

Conor’s Law will train law enforcement to better ensure safety of impaired young people
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed SB 2185 into law. The bill, also known as Conor’s Law, is legislation that requires law enforcement agencies to develop policies for how they will handle arrests of intoxicated young people, including how the agency will care for them and what attempts they will make to contact a responsible adult. This new law is meant to ensure the safety of impaired underage individuals by keeping them from harming themselves or others.