001Bush007cRSPRINGFIELD – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed a local government transparency and accountability proposal out of the Cities and Township Committee. State Senator Melinda Bush is the Senate co-sponsor of the measure, which enables county boards to adopt a code of conduct ordinance for county appointees.

In Lake County, there are 57 different appointed boards and commissions. They include the Metra Board, Pace Board, fire protection districts, zoning boards, mosquito abatement districts, drainage districts, merit commissions and more. Under Bush’s proposal, Lake, McHenry, Kane, Will and DuPage counties would all be able to create codes of conduct.

“We need to create a culture of accountability in appointed positions that includes real consequences,” Bush said.

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001Bush007cRSPRINGFIELD - Senator Bush (D-Grayslake) passed a proposal out of the Senate Education Committee yesterday to address Illinois school districts’ lack of guidance in teaching dyslexic students.

“Dyslexic students can quickly fall behind because teachers cannot identify their disability or do not have learning materials adapted to their needs,” Bush said. “It is important that we implement the same level of awareness and services for this group of learning disabled students as we do for all other groups.”

The proposal would add the international definition of dyslexia to the Illinois school code in an effort to bring an appropriate level of institutional awareness to the disability in all schools throughout Illinois.

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