Monthly Archives: January 2014

Illinois Riddled With Issues of Juvenile Access to Counsel, Fair Representation

In 2007, Northwestern University Law School’s Children and Family Justice Center and the National Juvenile Defender Center collaborated to identify key issues in Illinois with juvenile access to counsel and representation in proceedings. Seven years later, it is still unclear whether the state has found solutions to any of those problems. Rather, Illinois has found

Quinn calls for early education, higher minimum wage in State of the State address

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn emphasized workers’ rights and early childhood education Wednesday in his annual State of the State address. In a speech directed primarily toward Quinn’s upcoming bid for re-election, the governor highlighted progress made during his term in addition to outlining new policy goals. Citing gay marriage, pension reform and statewide construction as