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Fathers’ rights advocates trying again for ‘equal parenting time’ legislation Fathers’ rights advocates trying again for ‘equal parenting time’ legislation

Fathers’ rights advocates trying again for ‘equal parenting time’ legislation

Fathers’ rights advocates are making another attempt this year to push for a change in Illinois family law that sparked immense controversy in 2018, “equal parenting time” legislation. Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago) is the lead sponsor of a bill that would create a “rebuttable presumption” in divorce cases that both parties should be given equal parenting time with any children of that marriage.

New Progressive Caucus’ aim: ‘Stability and decency for all Illinoisans’ New Progressive Caucus’ aim: ‘Stability and decency for all Illinoisans’

New Progressive Caucus’ aim: ‘Stability and decency for all Illinoisans’

A group of House Democrats have formed an official caucus they say will champion a liberal agenda “to provide a better direction” for Illinois. Among their legislative priorities are increasing the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, legalizing recreational marijuana, and campaign finance reform.

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