Sen. Bill Cunningham

Cunningham legislation reforms BIPA while protecting businesses and employees

SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to shield Illinois employers from costly lawsuits without rolling back the state’s strict digital privacy protections, State Senator Bill Cunningham filed Senate Bill 2979, which makes changes to the liability guidelines in the Biometric Information Privacy Act.

"Given the rash of cybersecurity breaches we hear about, Illinoisans should be proud that we have arguably the strongest digital privacy laws in the nation. However, our laws have not kept up with changes in technology, which has left some small businesses facing overwhelming financial liabilities," said Cunningham, a Democrat who represents portions of Chicago and the Southwest Suburbs. "SB 2979 will keep the current privacy restrictions in place and hold violators accountable, as well as ensure businesses are not unfairly punished for technical violations of the law."

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Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.

Sims receives Outstanding Legislator of the Year award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts

CHICAGO – State Senator Elgie R. Sims, Jr. received the Illinois Outstanding Legislator of the Year award from the Illinois Parks Association.

"Parks are at the heart of our communities, where families and neighbors gather to grow, prosper, and make priceless memories," said Sims (D-Chicago). "Bringing forth the concerns of our constituents and crafting policies that will make a meaningful impact to everyday problems faced by residents is our top priority as a legislative body."

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Members of the Illinois General Assembly and the Illinois Farm Bureau

Legislators, Farm Bureau lead effort to protect family farms

BLOOMINGTON – Members of the Illinois General Assembly joined the Illinois Farm Bureau for a press conference discussing the Family Farm Preservation Act – a measure being spearheaded by State Senator Dave Koehler and State Representative Sharon Chung.

"This measure is designed to protect farmers and their families by ensuring they can afford to keep their land," said Koehler (D-Peoria). "In many instances, families have to sell their land after the loss of a loved one simply because it’s too expensive. This will give families the opportunity to continue passing down their farm from generation to generation."

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