Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would prohibit all teens 17 and younger from using UV tanning beds.
Legislation to ban minors from indoor tanning beds was sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday after being approved by the Illinois Senate. House Bill 188, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from UV tanning beds. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Spray-on tanning is exempt from the legislation, as is phototherapy, which applies to situations where a physician supervises tanning when it is necessary to treat a medical condition. Radogno said in a press release that she sponsored the bill to protect Illinois minors from the serious health risks involved with indoor tanning beds. “Not only do children not realize there …
Friday, April 26, 2013
The legislation, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would prohibit teens 17 and younger from using UV tanning beds.
Friday, April 26
By Amanda Luevano The Illinois Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would prohibit all Illinois minors from using indoor tanning beds. Find out what neighbors are saying on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter. Senate Bill 2244, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) in February, would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from UV tanning beds. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Radogno said in a press release that she introduced the bill to protect Illinois minors from the serious health risks involved with indoor tanning beds. “Indoor tanning is a known carcinogen, and research shows that even a single session in a tanning bed increases the user’s chance of …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) introduced legislation Friday that would prohibit teens 17 and younger from tanning in sunless tanning beds.
By Amanda Luevano New legislation introduced Friday would prohibit all Illinois minors from using sunless tanning beds. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. Senate Bill 2244, introduced by Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont), would ban Illinois minors age 17 and younger from sunless tanning. Currently, minors ages 14 to 17 are allowed to tan if they provide a parent's signature. Radogno said in a press release that lawmakers need to take more serious action to prevent the "potentially deadly effects" of tanning. “Just as we don’t give children the option to smoke, they shouldn’t be allowed to tan indoors—which medical studies show is a dangerous, and even deadly, …
Friday, November 30, 2012
Illinois Sen. Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) was chosen to continue her position Wednesday during the inauguration ceremonies for the 98th General Assembly.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Written by Amanda Luevano Illinois Sen. Christine Radogno will once again serve as the Illinois Senate Republican Leader after being elected to her third term Wednesday during inaugural ceremonies for the 98th General Assembly. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Naperville Patch on Facebook. Radogno, a Lemont resident, faced a challenge from conservative Sen. Kyle McCarter of Lebanon, according to the Chicago Tribune. Senate Republicans met behind closed doors, and elected Radogno by acclamation. “It is an honor to be chosen to lead the Senate Republican Caucus,” Radogno said in a release. "I thank the constituents of the 41st District for giving me the privilege to represent them in the state capitol and the …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
House Minority Leader Tom Cross and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno applauded Gov. Pat Quinn for signing off on legislation to abolish the controversial program.
Local lawmakers applauded Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday for signing off on legislation to abolish the state's scandal-ridden legislative scholarship program. The adoption of House Bill 3810 ends 100 years of legislators being able to award deserving or undeserving college students with annual scholarships to state universities, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The controversial program came under fire in recent years after legislators began misusing it, awarding scholarships to children of legislative employees and campaign donors instead of students in need of financial aid. “There is no place for political scholarships in Illinois,” Quinn told NBC Chicago. “I believe in the power of education, the importance of ethics and …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
It's always good to be caught up on state politics. Here's an easy guide to what happened this week.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Editor's Note: This article was created by aggregating news articles from Illinois Statehouse News that were written by various Illinois Statehouse News reporters. SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers took another step toward eliminating the long-scrutinized legislative scholarship program, and state retirees protested a proposed reduction in the amount the state pays for their continued health insurance coverage. Senate committee votes to end legislative scholarship program Illinois’ controversial legislative scholarship program is one step closer to extinction, after the Senate Executive Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to eliminate it. House Bill 3810, which would end the program next year, now moves to the Senate for a vote. …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The state GOP leader from Lemont announced Tuesday that she and a half-dozen state senators were backing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ahead of the March 20 primary.
Friday, January 6, 2012
The State of Illinois now has the lowest bond rating of any state after Moody's lowered the state's general obligation bond rating, which means the state will pay more interest on bonds it sells.
Two Republican leaders are reacting to the news that the State of Illinois now has the lowest bond rating of any state in the nation. A story in the Chicago Tribune reports that the no other state has as low a rate. The lower rating means the state will pay more interest when it sells bonds. Moody’s Investors Service lowered the State of Illinois' general obligation bond rating to A2 from A1 and revised the state's outlook to stable from negative, according to a news release from Moody’s issued on Friday. The bond rating service said the rating downgrade was the result of a legislative session where the state took no steps to put in place any lasting solutions to its severe pension under-funding or to its chronic bill payment delays. “…
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Illinois Senate Republican leader will seek another term to represent state's newly drawn 41st District.
Illinois Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) announced Tuesday she will seek re-election for the 41st District. She has served in the Illinois Senate since 1997, and has represented the 41st District since 2003. “I still have the same passion and commitment for serving our community as I did when I decided to make the transition from at-home mom to public servant,” Radogno said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing to be an effective voice in Springfield for the families, seniors, employers and working people of the 41st District." The newly drawn 41st District includes portions of Burr Ridge, Darien, Downers Grove, Homer Glen, Indian Head Park, LaGrange, Lemont, Lisle, Naperville, Western Springs, Willowbrook and…