National Coalition For Child Protection Reform

The members of the National Coalition for Child Protection Reform have encountered the child welfare system in their professional capacities. from Pocket via IFTTT

A History of Child Welfare, with Martin Guggenheim

This week, Jim talks with Martin Guggenheim, who has taught at the NYU School of Law for over 25 years, and is one of the foremost experts on family law and family rights today. from Pocket via IFTTT

Qualifications, Application Process, & More

When you think of nonprofits with tax-exempt status, your mind might go straight to charitable or religious organizations. However, these types of groups aren’t your only options for becoming a tax-exempt nonprofit. from Pocket via IFTTT

Lobbyist Activities Index

Mon.–Fri. 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. To report an allegation of lobbyist wrongdoing, please contact the Secretary of State's Inspector General at from Pocket via IFTTT

What Is a Lobbyist?

We may request cookies to be set on your device. We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. Click on the different category headings to find out more. from Pocket via IFTTT

Caulkins to serve on DCFS working group

State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) was recently appointed to serve on a key working group comprised of lawmakers from the Illinois House and Senate. Caulkins will serve on the DCFS from Pocket via IFTTT

“102 deaths is still 102 too many”: Lawmakers react to DCFS 2020 child death report

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services reported 102 child death cases last year. That’s a 17% drop from the 123 deaths reported in 2019. Still, the agency’s Inspector General, Lester Bovia Jr. from Pocket via IFTTT

Light Pillars Spotted in Central Illinois

Light pillars have been spotted in the sky around Champaign on Saturday evening. It is nothing more than optical illusion, but we’ve seen a number of reports and photos of such. This atmospheric phenomena occurs when tiny suspended ice crystals are suspended in the air. from Pocket via IFTTT

Pritzker said the failure of his graduated-rate income tax would leave Illinois with two options. He’s eliminated both of them.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker long warned that without his graduated-rate income tax, which voters rejected in November, Illinois would be left with only two options to address its chronic budget problems: raising income taxes or double digit across-the-board spending cuts. from Pocket via IFTTT

11 wildly successful people who dropped out of high school

More than 1.3 million students drop out of high school every year in the US, making them ineligible for 90% of jobs in America, according to from Pocket via IFTTT

Psychological and Biological Factors: From Personality Back to Evolution

This chapter presents empirical research on the demand for radical right ideologies integrated in the biopsychosociological theoretical model: biological, psychological, and sociological factors that cause or trigger xenophobia, authoritarianism, racism, and so on. from Pocket via IFTTT

Community Development Funds get more support to relieve minority businesses

Michael Miller woke up at 12:30 a.m. on a recent Friday, started the snowplow in his driveway and began to blast "Come and Get Your Love" by Redbone on his radio. from Pocket via IFTTT

This 34-year-old’s start-up backed by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos aims to make nearly unlimited clean energy

Brandon Sorbom was rejected by Ph.D. programs. Now, he's a co-founder and chief scientist at Commonwealth Fusion Systems, backed by Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates. from Pocket via IFTTT

Psychology professor’s ‘couple simulation’ model helps us dive into the mysteries of mate selection

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain In your quest for true love and that elusive happily ever after, are you waiting for the "right" person to come along, or do you find yourself going for the cutest guy or girl in the room, hoping things will work out? Do you leave your options open, hoping to "trad … Continue reading Psychology professor’s ‘couple simulation’ model helps us dive into the mysteries of mate selection

Frank Lloyd Wright Made His Architectural Mark In Illinois With These 6 Houses

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 1,100 homes, buildings, and structures throughout his lengthy career. He was known for his organic style, incorporating elements of nature into his designs. from Pocket via IFTTT

Researchers discover an immense hydrocarbon cycle in the world’s ocean

Hydrocarbons and petroleum are almost synonymous in environmental science. Oil reserves account for nearly all the hydrocarbons we know. But the few hydrocarbons that trace their origin to biological sources may play a larger ecological role than scientists originally suspected. U.S. from Pocket via IFTTT

Scientists solve climate change mystery

Scientists have resolved a key climate change mystery, showing that the annual global temperature today is the warmest of the past 10,000 years, according to a Rutgers University-led study published in the journal Nature. from Pocket via IFTTT

Study challenges ecology’s ‘Field of Dreams’ hypothesis

If you build it, they might not come. That's the key finding of a new study on habitat restoration practices that challenges a commonly accepted principle in ecology. The U.S. from Pocket via IFTTT

Even machines need their greens

A tree grows strong from years of generating its own food. Imagine if products could be strengthened with the same living materials that provide nutrients to trees. from Pocket via IFTTT