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Senate panel endorses ‘media literacy’ mandate in schools Senate panel endorses ‘media literacy’ mandate in schools

Senate panel endorses ‘media literacy’ mandate in schools

All high schools in Illinois would be required to offer instruction in how to understand and evaluate news and social media as part of their computer literacy courses under a bill that advanced out of a Senate committee Tuesday.

Lawmakers gear up for ethics debate Lawmakers gear up for ethics debate

Lawmakers gear up for ethics debate

The Illinois Senate is gearing up for a debate over a package of ethics reforms, possibly as early as this week, but it’s one that Republicans say doesn’t go far enough.

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