04102019CM0383rSPRINGFIELD – Illinois organizations will have the ability to create more clean needle exchange programs thanks to a measure from State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) that was signed into law today.

“By allowing for more needle exchange programs, we’re acknowledging that the Opioid crisis is a public health crisis,” Bush said. “Needle exchange programs have proven to be effective in reducing the spread of blood-borne illnesses and serve as a way to connect individuals who are battling substance-use disorders with treatment options.”

Senate Bill 1828 creates the Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction Act, which allows organizations to establish and operate needle and hypodermic syringe access programs and sets forth objectives and specified service requirements under such a program.

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SB 75 signingSPRINGFIELD – Private sector workers who experience sexual harassment and discrimination will have greater protections under the law thanks to a major piece of legislation from State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) that was signed into law today.

“This is one of the most important pieces of sexual harassment and discrimination legislation passed in decades,” Bush said. “It provides additional rights and protections to every Illinois worker and allows employees to seek justice should they be harassed or discriminated against on the job. Preventing and protecting individuals from harassment and discrimination is not just good for workers, it’s good for business.”

Bush introduced the measure after hearing from victims, advocates and members of the business community during the Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention’s hearings last year. She served as co-chair of the task force.

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Senator Melinda Bush testifies during a Senate committee hearingSPRINGFIELD – Single-occupancy public restrooms in Illinois will soon be identified as all-gender thanks to a measure from State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) that was signed into law today.

“Making single-occupancy restrooms gender neutral is inclusive, but it also just makes sense,” Bush said. “It's a small change that will make a big impact for thousands of Illinoisans.”

Senate Bill 556 requires any single-occupancy public restroom to be identified as all-gender and requires exterior signage that marks the restroom as such.

“This measure will also help cut down on bathroom lines and just make life easier in general,” Bush said. “It's a common-sense measure that will benefit individuals who don't identify as male or female as well as parents and caregivers who have dependents of the opposite sex.”

The bill takes effect Jan. 1, 2020.


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Senator Melinda Bush is hosting her 7th Annual Zion Job Fair on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Interested in attending? Click here to register

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Prepare for the Job Fair

Individuals can create a new resume in our Resume Lab at the Job Center of Lake County (1 N. Genesee St. Waukegan) on Wednesdays at 2pm. Please check the Job Center of Lake County's calendar as a lab is occasionally cancelled.

How to Work a Job Fair
· Tuesday, July 2 at 2pm
· College of Lake County, Building 4, Room 424, 19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake, IL
· Park in Lot 2 or 3. Click here to see a campus map.

Write Yourself Into Your Next Job: Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
· Thursday, July 18 at 1pm
· Zion Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave, Zion, IL

How to Work a Job Fair
· Tuesday, August 6 at 10am
· Job Center of Lake County, 1 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL

Interviewing Workshop
· Thursday, August 22 at 1pm
· Zion Public Library, 2400 Gabriel Ave, Zion, IL

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