Governor signs $15 minimum wage into law

SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that raised the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. The State Journal-Register of Springfield reported that this also fulfilled one of Pritzker’s campaign promises. From the State Journal-Register: Illinois is on track to be the first state in the Midwest to…

Adults will need to be accompanied by a kid for Evansville’s Drag Queen Story Hour

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — The Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) has said any adult going this weekend’s Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) must have a child with them. EVPL Engagement and Experience Officer Heather McNabb told the Evansville Courier & Press that they want to make sure as many children can attend as possible. Library cards aren’t…

Indiana hate crimes bill moves to a senate vote

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana Sentate committee has voted a proposed hate crimes bill to the full senate for a vote. From FOX59 in Indianapolis: The committee heard nearly three hours of testimony from both supporters and opponents of the proposed bill. The biggest hang up for Indiana is whether the law would include specific classes, like sexual…

New Indiana bill could let pharmacist to give out abortion-inducing medicine

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana General Assembly is considering a bill that would let pharmacist refuse to give abortion-inducing medicine if they have moral or religious objections. From WTHR-TV in Indianapolis: The proposal endorsed by a state Senate committee would expand a current law that prevents doctors or hospital employees from being required to participate in…