Elaine Nekritz

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Study: Minority Kids Hit Hardest by Illinois Law

A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future.

04/22/2014

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Illinois House Passes Changes To Sex Education

Under the current school code in Illinois, schools which teach sex education should emphasize abstinence.

04/30/2013

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Federal Court Refuses To Reconsider Illinois Concealed Carry Ruling

State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook) won’t say directly if the attorney general should take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court.

02/22/2013

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Court Fight Could Hold Up Concealed Carry In Illinois

“Until the Supreme Court of the United States has spoken, state courts are not precluded from exercising their own judgments on federal constitutional measures”

02/20/2013

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Illinois Lawmakers Consider Cutting Their Own Pensions

Proposals involving others, such as state employees and teachers, do not have enough votes to pass.

08/17/2012

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Ill. Lawmakers Consider Softening Cemetery Law

“Requiring things that cost a lot of money, all it does is run up bills for the cemetery and consumer.”

04/24/2011

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