Year: 2019

School resource officer Curtis Sockwell, a member of the Rockford Police Department, walks the halls on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Auburn High School in Rockford. [SCOTT P. YATES/RRSTAR.COM STAFF]
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Opinions & Editorials
Security

No Armed Resource Personnel in Schools-Illinois Association of School Boards’ Vote Fails

School boards across Illinois voted down a resolution that would have put their support behind efforts to allow school districts to have trained and armed teachers and staff.

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Trump Kicks DACA Kids
Immigration
National League Platforms

Fixing Our Democracy is Key to Immigration Reform

They came to our country as children and have pledged and demonstrated allegiance to the flag of the United States of America. They are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA has thrown the lives and futures of the DREAMers and their families into chaos. For many DACA recipients, the United States is the only home they have ever known.

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The Great Hack-UNITARIAN-UNIVERSALIST CHURCH 4848 Turner Street, Rockford Tuesday, November 19, 6:00 p.m. Free to the public • Refreshments served • Bring a friend!
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Security

Free Showing of “The Great Hack” at League Public Event.

The Netflix Original Documentary concerns the monetization and use of your personal data and why you should care.

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School Shootings Sign
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No Armed School Security Guards

The LWVIL urges members of the community to contact your local School Board and urge a “no” vote on resolutions #1 and #3 at the IASB Conference in November.

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FEC in Distress without Quorum
National News
News

FEC Lacks Quorum, Shutting Down.

How will the Federal Election Commission stop Election Interference Without Board Meetings? Direct Link to National Public Radio article with transcript. Direct Link to National Public Radio article with transcript.

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Gerrymandering the U.S. Map
Opinions & Editorials

Redistricting Needed to End Gerrymandering

The Supreme Court vacated an earlier decision by the federal district court that the partisan gerrymandering in the new map was unconstitutional. In a 5-4 decision, the court rejected a suit by the League of Women Voters of North Carolina, Rucho v. LWVNC, designed to stop gerrymandering along partisan lines in North Carolina.

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