Friday - September 18, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday September 29, 2019 ( 91 items )  

ACRL/RBMS, SAA Release Guidelines for Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The Society of American Archivists issued the following news release: The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) have developed a new standard, Guidelines for Standardized Holdings Counts and Measures. These guidelines were developed to provide archivists and special collections librarians with a set of practical, well-defined counts and measures that can be used   more

AISC Celebrates SteelDay With a Flash Sale on the 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- The American Institute of Steel Construction issued the following news release: AISC is celebrating SteelDay with a flash sale on the 15th edition Steel Construction Manual. From now through Monday, we're dropping the price! The member price is now $175 (down from $200) and $350 (down from $400) for non-members. This deal expires at 6:59 p.m. Central time on Monday, September 30, so hurry over to the AISC Publications page now! Or, call 800.644.2400 between 7:30  more

Alianza Americas Issues Statement on U.S.-Honduras Asylum Agreement
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- Alianza Americas issued the following statement by Executive Director Oscar Chacon: The Trump administration and the government of Honduras reached an agreement at the United Nations General Assembly that would allow the United States to send asylum seekers to Honduras. The agreement has been brought to light only days after the US and El Salvador signed a similar agreement. Chacon said: "Honduras cannot be an asylum country because it lacks the basic conditio  more

Allen Selected to Present Paper for YALSA's Trends Impacting YA Services Session at 2020 ALA Midwinter
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- Young Adult Library Services Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Liz Allen, Youth Services Librarian at Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, NY, to present a paper at YALSA's Trends Impacting YA Services session at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia on Saturday, January 18. Allen's paper is titled "Civic Literacy for Teen  more

Ambassadors From ISACA's SheLeadsTech Initiative to Advocate on Capitol Hill for Women in Tech on 7 October
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The Information Systems Audit and Control Association issued the following news release: Tech professionals will gather on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on 7 October 2019 for the second annual Day of Advocacy coordinated by SheLeadsTech, an initiative from global tech association ISACA. As part of the ISACA advocacy day, taking place during the association's 50th anniversary year, women and men working in IT and information systems careers will meet with l  more

American Academy of Dermatology: 3rd Annual Skin Cancer Awareness Walk Returns to Elk Grove Village September 28
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The American Academy of Dermatology issued the following news release: Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!(TM) - Chicago brings together dermatologists, skin cancer survivors and local residents to raise funds for skin cancer prevention and detection programs. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans during their lifetime. To help raise awareness of skin cancer prevention and detection, the American Academy of Dermatology  more

American Academy of Pediatrics Issues Statement on Proposal to Roll Back Flores Protections for Children
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Sept. 28 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following statement by President-Elect Sara H. "Sally" Goza on ruling to reject harmful proposal to roll back Flores protections for children: "The American Academy of Pediatrics applauds today's ruling by Judge Dolly Gee that rejects a plan by the Administration to dismantle broad protections for children put in place by the Flores Settlement Agreement. "Today's ruling will prevent dangerous changes to th  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: Kids With Asthma and Depression/Anxiety Nearly Twice as Likely to Need ER Asthma Care
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: The study, "Depression, Anxiety, and Emergency Department Use for Asthma," in the October 2019 Pediatrics, found that children with asthma who also have depression or depression and anxiety are twice as likely to need Emergency Department (ED) services for their asthma. The study, which is published online on Sept. 25, looked at over 65,000 patients with asthma, ages 6 to 21 years, an  more

American Academy of Pediatrics: New Report Helps Pediatricians Diagnose Causes Behind Stalled Academic Progress
ITASCA, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: When a child gets sick, a pediatrician diagnoses the illness and recommends treatment. When it's the child's progress at school that's suffering, according to a new AAP report, pediatricians can also play an important role in determining the cause and helping to support the child's success. The AAP clinical report, "School-Aged Children Who Are Not Progressing Academically: Considerations for Pe  more

American Bar Foundation Research Professor Bernadette Atuahene Awarded 2019 Soros Equality Fellowship
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The American Bar Foundation issued the following news release: Bernadette Atuahene, American Bar Foundation (ABF) Research Professor and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, Professor of Law, has been awarded a 2019 Soros Equality Fellowship. The Open Society Foundations announced the 2019 Soros Equality Fellows on Thursday, September 19. Founded in 2017, the Soros Equality Fellowship program supports innovators and risk-takers striving   more

American Board of Medical Specialties Names Recipient of 2019 Distinguished Service Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The American Board of Medical Specialties issued the following news release: * * * - Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission, Honored * * * The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a leading organization that oversees physician board certification and continuing certification in the United States, presented its 2019 Distinguished Service Award to the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission (Commission).  more

American College of Surgeons: Large-Scale Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery Program Improves Outcomes for Bariatric Surgery Patients
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The American College of Surgeons issued the following news release: A large-scale implementation of a protocol to improve recovery of patients after weight-loss operations was found to reduce rates of extended hospitalization by almost half at 36 participating accredited bariatric surgery centers nationwide, according to a study published online ahead of print in the current issue of the journal Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. The initiative, titled ENER  more

American Journal of Veterinary Research Issues 10 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- The American Journal of Veterinary Research, a peer-reviewed journals from the American Veterinary Medical Association that says it publishes reports of applied research in veterinary medicine and associated biological sciences, published 10 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Effect on urine specific gravity of the addition of glucose to urine samples of dogs and cats * Elastic properties of collateral and sesamoi  more

American Library Association: LRRT Seminar Provides Latest Research on Pressing Issues in LIS
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: A stellar roster of speakers will highlight the Library Research Seminar VII, held Oct. 16-18 at the University of South Carolina. Hosted jointly by the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications, the School of Library and Information Science, the University Libraries, and the Library Research Roundtable of the American Library Association, LRS VII is a small conferenc  more

American Medical Association Encourages All Media to Reject E-Cigarette Ads
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: As e-cigarette product use among America's youth continues to soar, the American Medical Association (AMA) today calls on all media companies to reject future advertising related to e-cigarette and vaping products, particularly ads targeting young people. In the absence of federal regulations that would prevent marketing practices that enhance the appeal of e-cigarette products to youth, the AMA a  more

American Medical Association Inaugurates Recognition Program in Fight Against Physician Burnout
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA) recognized 22 health care organizations as the first recipients of the inaugural Joy in Medicine(TM) Recognition. The new distinction offered by the AMA recognizes health care organizations that have committed to efforts that improve physician satisfaction and reduce burnout. "It is a great honor to recognize the outstanding achievements of the organizations  more

American Medical Association, Others Ask CMS to Comprehensively Address Prior Authorization
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: Physicians across the country and across specialties are urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce the harms and burdens of prior authorization by incorporating Consensus Principles into its policies and encouraging other payers to do so as well. The Consensus Principles were developed by national provider associations and insurer trade organizations. The letter, led by   more

American Medical Association, Others Seek Oversight on Information Blocking Regulations
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA) and six other organizations have asked two congressional committees to use their oversight of the 21st Century Cures Act to improve interoperability and empower patients with meaningful health information while ensuring data is safe and secure. The letter arrives as the administration is drawing up its plans to implement the law and adopt information blocking  more

American Medical Women's Association at the Mayo Growth, Resilience, Inspiration, & Tenacity for Women in Medicine Conference
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The American Medical Women's Association issued the following news: AMWA Leaders, Dr. Roberta Gebhard (President), Dr. Nicole Sandhu (President-elect), Dr. Eliza Chin (Executive Director), Dr. Kim Seidel-Miller (Resident Division Past President), Dr. C.S. Tse (Resident Division President), and Dr. Madeleine Manka (Resident Division Awards Chair) represented AMWA at the Mayo GRIT conference this past weekend in sunny Ojai, California. They were joined by many A  more

American Medical Women's Association Joins the Need Her Science Campaign
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The American Medical Women's Association issued the following news: The American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) joins #NeedHerScience to raise awareness about gender bias in publishing. All members and allies are encouraged to take the pledge: "As part of determining where to submit my manuscripts, I will look at the list of editors and consider whether a journal has equitably included qualified women at every level." The ultimate goal will be to share w  more

American Property Casualty Insurance Association Issues Statement on Legislative, Budget Process Hearing
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following statement by Tom Santos, department vice president of research, in support of the House Rules subcommittees on Legislative and Budget Process hearing entitled "Building Resilient Communities for America's Future": "Property casualty insurers stand ready to work with policymakers and consumers to bridge the insurance gap and build a resilient infrastructure and help communities recover quick  more

American Property Casualty Insurance Association Issues Statement on Personal Information Protection & Electronic Documents Act
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following statement by International Head Steve Simchak in response to Canada's Office of the Privacy Commissioner decision to maintain flexibility on data processing and withdraw its proposed reinterpretation of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act: "OPC had considered a proposal to enact changes to Canadian data regulations that could have forced the localization of data  more

American Property Casualty Insurance Association Issues Statement on SAFE Banking Act
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following statement by Wes McClelland, vice president of federal government, applauding the House for passing the SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 1595): The legislation would prevent federal prosecution of and civil liability for agents, brokers, and insurers, their officers, directors, or employees when engaging in the business of insurance in states that have legalized cannabis in some form. "APCIA commen  more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons Names Lynn Jeffers, MD, MBA, FACS, as New President
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) named Lynn Jeffers, MD, MBA, FACS, as its new president. Dr. Jeffers took office at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the Society's annual scientific meeting, in San Diego and will serve for one year. "It is an honor and privilege to lead the world's largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons," Dr. Jeffers said. "In leadin  more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: 'Tummy Tuck' Improves Quality of Life in Overweight/Obese Patients
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) yields high patient satisfaction and improved quality of life in patients who are overweight or obese - despite a substantial risk of complications, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). An "overwhelming majority" of overwe  more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: C. Scott Hultman, MD, MBA, FACS, Elected President of the Plastic Surgery Foundation
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF), which supports the research, academic, development and international activities of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), named C. Scott Hultman, MD, MBA, FACS, President of The Plastic Surgery Foundation. Dr. Hultman took office at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, the Society's annual scientific meeting, in San Diego and will serve  more

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Insurance Plans Vary in Coverage of Gender-Affirming 'Top' Surgery for Transgender Patients
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release: Insurance companies having variable policies for covering gender-affirming breast/chest "top" surgery in transgender patients, according to a special topic paper in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(R), the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). "Our survey study finds marked variation in policy criteria for top surgery  more

Associated Equipment Distributors: IRS Issues Bonus Depreciation Regs, Clarifies Tax Law's Floor Plan Provision
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The Associated Equipment Distributors issued the following news: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued proposed regulations governing IRC Sec.168(k), which after the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act's enactment, permits bonus depreciation (100 percent through 2022) on certain equipment purchases. The new proposal gives construction equipment dealers that sell other types of equipment or vehicles (such as trucks and farm equipment) greater flexibility to take adv  more

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials: Illinois Department of Public Health Director Testifies on Lung Disease Outbreak
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 24 -- The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials issued the following news release: Ngozi Ezike, MD, director of the Illinois Department of Health, testified today before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy on the current multistate outbreak of lung injury associated with e-cigarette product use. The hearing, "Examining the Outbreak of Lung Disease and CDC's Urgent Warning Not to Use E-Cigarettes," prov  more

Cardiology Journal Issues 30 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- JAMA Cardiology, an international peer-reviewed journal for clinical investigators, clinicians and trainees in cardiovascular medicine worldwide from the American Medical Association, published 30 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * Assessment of the German and Italian Stress Cardiomyopathy Score for Risk Stratification for In-hospital Complications in Patients With Takotsubo Syndrome * Association of Biologic Thera  more

Chicago Housing Authority Joins Partners to Celebrate Opening of Pierce House at La Casa Norte
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- The Chicago Housing Authority issued the following news release: Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) officials today joined La Casa Norte, the City of Chicago Department of Housing, local elected officials and members of the community to dedicate Pierce House, which brings 25 units of supportive housing to the Humboldt Park community. The one and two-bedroom apartments are supported by CHA project-based vouchers and will be leased to individuals and families from the  more

Chicago Teachers Union Members at Passages Charter to Announce Strike Date - Fourth CPS Charter Strike in a Year
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 22 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: The elementary students at Passages charter school speak dozens of languages, and hail from regions as far flung as Central America and West Africa. Close to 70 percent are low-income, over half are Black or Brown, almost four in ten have limited English skills, and the school has one of the highest percentages of refugee students in CPS. Yet management at the charter has refused to agree to sanctuary langu  more

Chicago Teachers Union: Clergy Oversee Strike Vote Count as Bargaining Drags
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: CTU members are voting for a second day to authorize a strike, and for a second day clergy with ARISE will be observing the vote count. ARISE ministers will join CTU members to discuss the status of that vote at 4:00 p.m. TODAY, Wednesday, September 25 at CTU headquarters, 1901 W. Carroll Ave. The CTU will also provide an update on this week's bargaining. The nation's top three Democratic Party presidentia  more

Chicago Teachers Union: CPS Finally Brought an Offer to the Table Today, But It Fails to Address Key Issues
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: Nine months after contract negotiations began and after a 94% strike authorization vote, the bargaining team for Chicago Public Schools finally came to the table with their own offer. Unfortunately, the proposal fails to address the key issues that members of the Chicago Teachers Union have said must be addressed in order to provide the schools that Chicago's students deserve. It's truly disappointing that  more

Chicago Zoological Society: Orphaned California Sea Lions Find Home at Brookfield Zoo
BROOKFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The Chicago Zoological Society issued the following news release: Two approximately 2-year-old female California sea lions now have a new home at Brookfield Zoo. They were both found stranded and unable to care for themselves after being weaned from their mothers. The juvenile sea lions arrived at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on the evening of Sept. 18 thanks to the generosity of FedEx. Zoo staff named one of the sea lions Carolyn, after the FedEx age  more

Choose Your Own Experience at AMTA 2019 National Convention
EVANSTON, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The American Massage Therapy Association issued the following news: Build your own customized convention experience at AMTA 2019 National Convention. Whether you choose the full three days or a single day pass, you'll hear from inspiring speakers, learn from leaders in the massage therapy profession, and meet like-minded peers from across the country at social events. Here are just three of the many ways you can join your massage community at AMTA 2019 National   more

Citizens Against Government Waste Names Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker September 2019 Porker of the Month
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 -- Citizens Against Government Waste issued the following news release: Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) named Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker (D) September 2019 Porker of the Month for signing a $40.1 billion budget without any spending restraints and $1.4 billion in pork-barrel projects. Illinois currently has a $223.9 billion shortfall, which breaks down to a debt burden of $52,600 per taxpayer. The state has $6 billion in unpaid bills and the lowest cre  more

Commercial Law League: Reps. Zoe Lofgren and Jim Sensenbrenner Introduce H.R. 4421, the Bankruptcy Venue Reform Act of 2019
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The Commercial Law League of America issued the following news release: Last week, two of the Commercial Law League of America's ("CLLA") friends in Congress, Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), introduced H.R. 4421, bipartisan, common-sense legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to reform and strengthen the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Reps. Charlie Christ (DFL), and Greg Steube (R-FL) have also signed on as original cosponsors. Sim  more

Computing Technology Industry Association Issues Statement on Signing of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following statement by Cinnamon Rogers, executive vice president of advocacy, regarding the signing of U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement that includes high-standard digital trade provisions: "CompTIA applauds the work of the Administration to reach an agreement with Japan on digital trade in the first phase of negotiations. "The United States-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) establishes new rules to promote  more

Computing Technology Industry Association, Groups Send Letter in Support of U.S.-India Trade Deal
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following news release: Ahead of President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi's meeting next week, a coalition of technology and business associations requested that U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer prioritize digital trade and work towards strong digital commitments in any trade-related agreement between the United States and India. See the full letter here (https://comptia-tra  more

Critical Care Medicine Journal Issues 28 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
MOUNT PROSPECT, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- Critical Care Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal that says it covers all aspects of acute and emergency care for the ill or injured patient from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, published 28 research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Agreement With Consensus Statements on End-of-Life Care: A Description of Variability at the Level of the Provider, Hospital, and Country* * Antibiotic- and Fluid-Focused Bundles Potentially   more

Disability Rights Advocates: Blind Pedestrians Sue About Exclusion From Chicago's Pedestrian Safety Program
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- Disability Rights Advocates issued the following news release: Today, Disability Rights Advocates ("DRA") and the Proskauer law firm ("Proskauer") filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago and the Chicago Department of Transportation ("CDOT") in order to challenge the systemic lack of accessible pedestrian signals at intersections all over the city. The lawsuit, which has been filed on behalf of the American Council of the Blind of Metropolitan Chic  more

Educators for Excellence-Chicago Reacts to CTU Strike Vote Authorization Results
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- Educators for Excellence issued the following news release: Educators for Excellence-Chicago (E4E-Chicago), a teacher-led organization, expressed their support for teachers' decision to strike. "Voting on the strike decision was one of the hardest things I have had to do in my teaching career," said Latasha Mallory, first-grade teacher at Ruggles Elementary and member of E4E-Chicago. "I won't share where I landed, but as I made my decision, I thought about my st  more

Environmental Law & Policy Center Issues Statement on Clean Car Standards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following statement by Executive Director Howard A. Learner: Governor Walz announced his intention that Minnesota adopt California's Clean Car standards as permissible under the Clean Air Act. The Clean Car Standards will reduce greenhouse gas pollution from tailpipes and increase consumer electric vehicle options. "The Environmental Law & Policy Center commends Governor Walz for stepping up with this climate ch  more

Environmental Law and Policy Center and Allies File Lawsuit to Protect States' Rights to Reduce Emissions From Vehicles
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) along with a coalition of NGOs today filed a lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia challenging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's final rule which attempts to remove California's authority to set environmental standards for vehicles. NHTSA's rule states that the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, wh  more

EVENT Nov. 19-20, 2019: Alliance for Strong Families & Communities Schedules Workshop - Building Organizational Capacity for Advancing Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities will host a Workshop - Building Organizational Capacity for Advancing Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UCAN, Chicago, Illinois, Nov. 19-20: Agenda: * Foundations of EDI: This session will focus on defining equity, diversity, and inclusion elements, providing a historical perspective, reviewing benefits and challenges, and starting a plan. * Building an Organizational Culture of Inclusion and Equity: Participants will   more

EVENT Oct. 17-19, 2019: American Accounting Association Schedules Midwest Region Meeting
SARASOTA, Florida, Sept. 25 -- The American Accounting Association will host its Midwest Region Meeting at the Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, Oct. 17-19: Agenda and speakers include: Cognitive Bias and the Design Thinking Approach Speaker: Edward Moran, KPMG LLP * * * Defining Data and Analytics Skillsets and Identifying Learning Objectives Speaker: Ann C. Dzuranin, Northern Illinois University * * * What's Your Issue? An Auditing Interview with Purpose Speaker: L. Wayne Hoove  more

Facial Plastic Surgery Journal Issues 12 Research Articles in July/August 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- Facial Plastic Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies that says it focuses on advances in reconstructive and aesthetic procedures to improve patients' quality of life and encourages a deeper understanding of the basic sciences related to facial development and wound healing, published 12 resear  more

Feeding America Releases New 'I Am Hunger in America' PSA
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- Feeding America issued the following news release: * * * - Campaign Harnesses the Power of Technology with Government Data, to Put a Face to Hunger and Challenge Public Perceptions of Food Insecurity * * * Feeding America(R), the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief and food rescue organization, today launched a Public Service Advertisement (PSA), "I am Hunger in America," in partnership with the Ad Council and Leo Burnett. The campaign aims to challenge pub  more

Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society: Early Achievements From 'Data - Elemental to Health' Campaign
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: HIMSS shared early results of a multi-year campaign to build a 21st century public health information superhighway. Data: Elemental to Health aims to drive federal investment over the next decade through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in order to transform today's public health data systems into a state-of-the-art, secure and fully interoperable system. Syst  more

IIDA Announces Leaders From Ohio/Kentucky and Massachusetts as Advocate and Legislators of the Year
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The International Interior Design Association issued the following news release, Sept. 23: IIDA is proud to honor Chealyn Jackson, IIDA, vice president of advocacy, IIDA Ohio/Kentucky Chapter, as the 2019 IIDA Advocate of the Year and Massachusetts Senator Joan Lovely, 2nd Essex District; Massachusetts Representative Patricia Haddad, 5th Bristol District; and Massachusetts Representative Elizabeth Poirier, 14th Bristol District, as the 2019 IIDA Legislators of the  more

Illinois Association of Realtors: IDFPR Acting Real Estate Division Director Mario Jr. Treto Presents Information on RELA Rewrite at Big Brokers' Forum
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- Illinois Association of Realtors issued the following news: Illinois REALTORS(R) recently heard from top-ranking state real estate regulators on timelines for restructured education requirements affecting new broker licensees. On hand were Acting Director Mario Treto Jr. and Deputy Director Laurie Murphy with the Real Estate Division of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. They also addressed other changes to the Real Estate Lice  more

Illinois Policy Institute: Homeowners on the Hook for $221 More Per Year in Property Taxes Under Chicago Teachers Union Demands
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The Illinois Policy Institute issued the following news release: * * * - IPI experts available to discuss how union demands would cost taxpayers more than $1.1B, compared to $216M for Mayor Lori Lightfoot's proposal. * * * While Chicago Teachers Union members begin voting today to authorize a third strike in seven years, Chicago homeowners brace for the cost of their next contract. Analysis from the nonpartisan Illinois Policy Institute shows union contact dem  more

Illinois Soybean Association: Gov. Pritzker Announces $2.2 Billion Taiwanese Commitment to Purchase Illinois Corn and Soybeans
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following news release: Governor JB Pritzker announced today that Taiwan has made a $2.2 billion commitment to purchase Illinois corn and soybeans over the next two years. "Illinois corn and soybean producers have cultivated a world-class industry with customers in all parts of the world, and this $2.2 billion commitment is a testament to their dedication and hard work," said Governor JB Pritzker. "When Illinois' ag  more

Information Systems Education Journal Issues 5 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- Information Systems Education, a peer-reviewed academic journal that says it focuses on information systems education including model curriculum, outcomes assessment, distance education challenges, capstone and service learning from the Association of Information Technology Professionals and Information Systems and Computing Academic Professionals, published five research articles on the following topics in its October 2019 edition: * Building the Physica  more

Institute for Justice: Landlord and Tenants Sue Illinois City Challenging Unconstitutional Home Inspections
ZION, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: * * * - Zion, Ill. threatens ruinous fines unless landlord forces warrantless searches on unwilling tenants * * * Under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, there is only one option for the government when it wants to search a home without the occupant's consent: get a warrant. In Zion, Illinois, however, the government operates by a different set of rules. Zion's rental inspection ordinance gi  more

Institute for Justice: Landlord and Tenants Temporarily Halt Illinois City's Unconstitutional Home Inspections
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: * * * - Federal court enters agreed order ceasing warrantless inspections in Zion, Ill. as legal challenge proceeds * * * This morning, after a hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago, the city of Zion, Ill. agreed to cease all inspections, fines and notices against landlord Josefina Lozano or any of her tenants. Facing ruinous fines for refusing warrantless inspections, Josefina and three of her te  more

Institute for Justice: Six South Side Entrepreneurs Move on to Finals in Pitch Showcase
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The Institute for Justice issued the following news release: * * * - Sixth annual South Side Pitch competition will demonstrate business savvy of South Siders * * * The Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship (IJ Clinic) is proud to announce the finalists who will pitch their innovative businesses to a crowd of 250 at South Side Pitch 2019 on Thursday, October 10. The IJ Clinic started hosting South Side Pitch in 2014 to shine a light on the entreprene  more

International Interior Design Association Announces 8th Annual Healthcare Design Awards Recipients
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The International Interior Design Association issued the following news release: IIDA is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 IIDA Healthcare Design Awards. This competition honors outstanding originality and excellence in the design and furnishings of interior healthcare spaces. "With this annual competition, we witness the latest innovation and transformation within the healthcare design world," said IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst  more

Journal of Politics Issues 31 Research Articles in October 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The Journal of Politics, a journal of political science from the Southern Political Science Association, published 31 research articles, including the following topics, in its October 2019 edition: * Climate Justice and Historical Responsibility * Consultation and Selective Censorship in China * Do Felony Disenfranchisement Laws (De)Mobilize? A Case of Surrogate Participation * Do Local Party Chairs Think Women and Minority Candidates Can Win? Evidence from a C  more

Journal of Surfactants & Detergents Issues 25 Research Articles in September 2019 Edition
URBANA, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The Journal of Surfactants and Detergents, a journal that says it features basic and applied science of petrochemical and oleochemical surfactants, development and manufacture of detergent ingredients and their formulation into finished products from the American Oil Chemists' Society, published 25 research articles, including the following topics, in its September 2019 edition: * Application of Acoustic Spectroscopy to the Characterization of Surfactant Solutions,  more

Keynote Speakers for URISA's 2019 Caribbean GIS Conference Announced
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association issued the following news release: URISA is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the 9th URISA Caribbean GIS Conference, taking place November 18-21, 2019 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Our opening keynote speaker is Ambassador, Dr. June Soomer, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), and Allen Carroll, Founder of Story Maps at Esri, will be our closing keynote speaker. Ambassa  more

National Association of Concessionaires Expo 2020 Room Block Now Open
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The National Association of Concessionaires issued the following news release: The 2020 NAC Concession & Hospitality EXPO is scheduled for July 28 - 31 at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista in Orlando. The hotel is adjacent to Disney Springs (Downtown Disney)and all the amenities and varied entertainment Walt Disney World provides. LINK TO RESERVATION (https://book.passkey.com/e/49981620) Property Location Located in Lake Buena Vista, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista -  more

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: National Board Recognizes 81 School Districts for Commitment to Accomplished Teaching
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Sept. 26 -- The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards issued the following news: The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards unveiled today a program that recognizes school districts across the country that work hard to promote student learning through accomplished teaching. The National Board Accomplished Districts program will initially honor 81 districts in which at least 20% of its teachers have achieved National Board certification,/* encouragin  more

National Immigrant Justice Center: ICE Must Answer for Its Abuses
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 25 -- The National Immigrant Justice Center issued the following news release: * * * - As House Judiciary Members Hear Testimony on Expansion of ICE Detention, Now is the Time for Congress to Cut Funding for Abusive System * * * At a House Judiciary Committee hearing scheduled for September 26, members of Congress will hear testimony from immigrants who have been detained in the abusive U.S. immigration detention system and have the opportunity to question former gov  more

National Insurance Crime Bureau: Warning - Damaged Vehicles From Recent Storms May Appear for Resale
DES PLAINES, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The National Insurance Crime Bureau issued the following news release: Hurricane Dorian and Tropical Storm Imelda have flooded vast swaths of the East Coast and Texas and as the water recedes, thousands of damaged and flooded vehicles are emerging presenting the potential for fraudsters to prey on innocent used car buyers. In Southeast Texas alone, more than 17,000 vehicle flood claims have been reported, according to the Insurance Council of Texas. NICB is en  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association Welcomes New Members
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA is proud to welcome two new members. As members of NMMA, our new, valued stakeholders have taken an active role in the success and vitality of the marine industry. NMMA would like to thank them for their support of our efforts to promote and protect recreational boating. * Oceanmax/Propspeed - Ft. Lauderdale, FL * Tocaro Blue - Pensacola, FL [Category: Business]  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: California Effort to Restrict Single-Use Plastics on Hold for Now
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Earlier this month, the California legislature hit the pause button on legislation regulating single-use plastics and other packaging. While the California Circular Economy and Pollution Reduction Act (SB54/AB1080) did not pass a key committee before the end of the 2019 session, NMMA expects that the measures will be revived in 2020. SB54/AB1080 would require all packaging to be made  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Correct Craft CEO to Chair Interior Department's Recreation Advisory Panel
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: On Tuesday, Bill Yeargin, president and CEO of Correct Craft was elected to serve as Chair of the Department of the Interior's "Made in America" Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee (ORAC) - a board comprised of recreation industry representatives that counsels Interior Secretary David Bernhardt on policies to expand access to and improve infrastructure on public lands and waterways.  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Help Showcase Recreational Boating on Manufacturing Day
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is just two weeks away - be a part of the nation's largest movement to showcase manufacturing in the U.S.! Help showcase recreational boating, the industry's local and national economic significance, and job opportunities by hosting an event at your facilities. Manufacturing Day provides a seamless way to open your doors to everyone from students and job se  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Two Recreational Boating Industry Leaders Inducted Into National Marine Manufacturers Association's Hall of Fame
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) announced today the induction of two industry pioneers into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Earl Bentz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Caymas Boats, and Scott Deal, Founder and CEO of Maverick Boat Group, will be presented with the 2019 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conf  more

National Safety Council and Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas Unveil Memorial to Victims of the Opioid Crisis
ITASCA, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - Exhibit in Roosevelt Field honors those lost and offers hope for ending the epidemic. * * * The National Safety Council, in partnership with Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and other regional funders, opened its provocative opioid memorial Sept. 23 inside Roosevelt Field in Garden City. Prescribed to Death: A Memorial to the Victims of the Opioid Crisis is free and open to the  more

National Safety Council: Dr. Amy Harper Appointed to National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
ITASCA, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The National Safety Council issued the following news release: * * * - Twelve-member committee advises Secretaries of Labor and Health and Human Services. * * * The National Safety Council is proud to announce that Dr. Amy Harper, director of workplace strategy and consulting operations, has been appointed to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH). The 12-member committee advises, consults with and makes recommendatio  more

Nature Conservancy: Illinois Chapter Launches Our World Fundraising Campaign
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The Nature Conservancy issued the following news: The impacts of climate on both people and nature in Illinois are clear. We've sweated through unbearable heat, struggled with flooded fields and basements and loss of critical landscapes that serve as habitat for wildlife and biodiversity. The Nature Conservancy, which has a 60-year track record of preserving and protecting nature in the Prairie State, this week launches the public phase of its ambitious $110 mill  more

New From ACRL - 'Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language Learners'
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- Association of College and Research Libraries, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Improving Library Services in Support of International Students and English as a Second Language Learners," edited by Leila June Rod-Welch. This thorough compilation provides outreach examples, lesson plans, and collection development practices that can  more

New Grant Helps Grow Respiratory Health Association Asthma Program Reach to Youth in Need Across Illinois
WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 -- The Respiratory Health Association issued the following news: Asthma is the number one chronic illness-related reason students in Illinois miss school - adding up to over 313,000 days out of the classroom each year. Working with children and teens to better understand and manage asthma can help them stay in class, prevent attacks and remain healthy. The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recently awarded Respiratory Health Association a Healthy Community Investmen  more

NMMA Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Award Recipients, Earl Bentz and Scott Deal
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The NMMA announced today the induction of two industry pioneers into the NMMA Hall of Fame, its most prestigious honor. Earl Bentz, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Caymas Boats, and Scott Deal, Founder and CEO of Maverick Boat Group, will be presented with the 2019 NMMA Hall of Fame Award during the International BoatBuilders' Exhibition & Conference (IBEX) at the show's annual Industry   more

North American PCB Industry Returns to Positive Growth IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for August 2019
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC -- Association Connecting Electronics Industries(R) announced today the August 2019 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. Sales and order growth rebounded in August and the book-to-bill ratio strengthened to 1.02. Total North American PCB shipments in August 2019 were up 0.6 percent compared to the same month last year. Year-t  more

North American PCB Industry Turnaround Shown in New IPC Report
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC's 2019 Annual Report on the North American PCB Industry, published last week, shows that the PCB industry in North America has turned a corner. For the first time in five years, domestic PCB production grew in 2018. North America's PCB market also grew last year by nearly eight percent, solidifying the turnaround that began in 2017. Other key findings include the breakd  more

Plug and Play and Society of Actuaries Working Together on InsurTech Professional Development and Learning Opportunities
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The Society of Actuaries issued the following news release: Schaumburg, Ill. and Sunnyvale, Calif. -- During the2019 InsureTech Connect conference in Las Vegas, the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Plug and Play today announced the two organizations are nearing an agreement on professional development offerings and learning opportunities. The SOA and Plug and Play plan to work together on a variety of InsurTech-focused events and projects for the SOA membership,   more

Radiological Society: Simulation, Virtual Reality Are Future of Radiology Education
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news: * * * - Advancing technology continues to move the needle in the radiology classroom * * * As health care continues to evolve at a rapid pace, radiology must keep up -- or stay ahead of the curve -- in many areas, including education. But is the specialty doing enough to prepare medical students for the future of radiology? The answer, according to Harprit Bedi, MD, a neuroradiologist and a  more

Rainbow PUSH Coalition Issues Statement on National Voter Registration Day
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The Rainbow PUSH Coalition issued the following statement by Reverend Jesse L. Jackson on National Voter Registration Day: "Today the Rainbow PUSH Coalition is supporting National Voter Registration Day. According to a recent series on MSNBC called American Swamp the U.S. ranks 122 among the nations in terms of voter turnout. The lack of full voter registration in the so-called world center of democracy is a sad commentary on our democracy and one contributing fa  more

Respiratory Health Association Issues Statement on All Flavored Tobacco Ban
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 26 -- The Respiratory Health Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Joel Africk calling for a flavored tobacco ban and e-cigarette product recall at the Illinois State House Mental Health Committee hearing on the vaping crisis: "Africk called for a ban on flavored tobacco products of all types, including e-cigarettes, and the removal of all vaping products from store shelves until it can be determined why eight people have died and hundreds more  more

SeaDek Marine Products Honored With National Marine Manufacturers Association 2019 Global Star
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA congratulates SeaDek Marine Products on its final Global Star recognition of the year. While there are many complexities to successfully exporting internationally, SeaDek believes the return on investment is well worth the effort. SeaDek has grown their export sales an impressive 82% since 2016. In addition to global sales, expanding the reach of the company to international mar  more

Society of Plastics Engineers Announces Winners of Annual Thermoforming Conference Parts Competition
CAROL STREAM, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The Society of Plastics Engineers issued the following news: The SPE Thermoforming Division has announced the winners of its annual parts competition. The awards were presented during the Thermoforming Division's annual conference, held last week in Milwaukee, WI. This year's winners are: * "People's Choice." Plastics Unlimited, for the "Versatile tractor cab roof." * Roll Fed Thin Gauge Industrial - Gold. Placon, for the "Orthofix." * Roll Fed Thin Gauge   more

Tax, Trust, Estate Lawyers Discuss Latest Developments at American Bar Association Joint Meeting
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: Representatives from the government and private practitioners will gather for discussions on the most important issues facing tax and trust and estate lawyers, including initiatives, regulations, legislative forecasts and planning ideas. Experts from the IRS, Treasury, private practice and academia will be on hand leading sessions, sharing insights and answering questions. Two special guests will del  more

Third Annual Harvest Party Raises $75,000 for Chicago Botanic Garden
GLENCOE, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The Chicago Botanic Garden issued the following news release: The third annual Harvest Party was held recently on the beautiful late-summer grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden, raising $75,000 for the Chicago Botanic Garden. Proceeds benefit Windy City Harvest, the Chicago Botanic Garden's urban agriculture education and jobs-training initiative to help build a local food system, healthier communities and a greener economy. More than 200 guests sipped cocktails  more

Volunteers Brighten Lives and Communities on the Illinois CPA Society's Annual CPA Day of Service!
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The Illinois CPA Society issued the following news release: Helping hands and plenty of smiling faces told the story, as volunteers took part in the Illinois CPA Society's 10th annual CPA Day of Service. Wearing bright blue volunteer T-shirts, accounting and corporate finance professionals spent Friday, September 20 giving back to their communities and making a big difference in the lives of children, adults and families. Nearly 1,200 volunteers teamed up at even  more

Water Quality Association: Consumer Study Shows Bottled Water Use Remains High
LISLE, Illinois, Sept. 23 -- The Water Quality Association issued the following news release: * * * - Environmental, Health Concerns Encourage at-Home Treatment * * * A full 78% of the respondents to the 2019 WQA Consumer Opinion Study say they regularly consume bottled water, averaging 12 bottles daily per household. That amount, which includes water consumed when away from home, is similar to the number reported in the 2017 study. Health concerns about the chemicals used to make the plast  more

Wong, Yates Seek 2021-22 American Library Association Presidency
CHICAGO, Illinois, Sept. 27 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Patricia "Patty" M. Wong, City Librarian at Santa Monica (Calif.) Public Library and Steven Yates, Assistant Director, University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies, are the candidates for the 2021-22 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA). Patty Wong is the city librarian at Santa Monica (Calif.) Public Library. She also serves as part-time faculty at the San Jose  more

Your Legacy, Arthroscopy Association of North America Future
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Sept. 24 -- The Arthroscopy Association of North America issued the following news: You give to AANA in many ways - through campaign donations, tributes to honor or remember someone and volunteering your time as educators and leaders. As we thank you for these generous gifts, we ask that you consider another type of gift, one that will last beyond your lifetime - a legacy gift through life insurance. A life insurance policy allows you to be far more generous than you ever t  more