Students in Illinois high schools and their advisers will have heightened legal protection against censorship and retaliation, if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs a bill that cleared the Illinois legislature just hours before its 2016 session adjourned.
One of the nation's strongest laws protecting the independence of high school journalism is on its way to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's desk after the state House gave its final approval Tuesday. HB 5902 passed the House 117-0 after its sponsor, Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, asked his colleagues to accept Senate-approved amendments that paved the… Continue reading Student press freedom bill bound for Illinois governor’s desk