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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday January 05, 2020 ( 28 items )  

ACLU of Illinois Issues Statement on Pardons of Illinoisans With Marijuana Possession Convictions
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 2 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following statement by Criminal Justice Policy Director Ben Ruddell: "The Governor's pardons of Illinoisans with convictions for marijuana possession makes the new year brighter for thousands. "We applaud the Governor for acting to address the history of unnecessary and discriminatory enforcement of marijuana laws in Illinois. "We know that Black Illinois residents are far more likely to be arrested and   more

American Hospital Association: Gorden M. Sprenger Oral History Released
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 31 -- The American Hospital Association issued the following news release: The Center for Hospital and Healthcare Administration History announces a new publication in the Hospital Administration Oral History series: * Gordon M. Sprenger in First Person: An Oral History Growing up in the rural community of Conger, Minnesota, with a population of fewer than 200 residents, Gordon Sprenger thought he might like to run a small business like his relatives did when he grew u  more

American Journal of Veterinary Research Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Dec. 30 -- 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 research articles, including the following topics, in its January 2020 edition: * Analgesic efficacy of an intravenous constant rate infusion of a morphine-lidocaine-ketamine combination in Holstein calves undergoing umbilical   more

American Library Association: Primer on Design Thinking is Newest Book From the Center for the Future of Libraries
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 4 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: "Design Thinking," by Rachel Ivy Clarke, is the newest volume in a series from ALA's Center for the Future of Libraries. The Library Futures Series is edited by Miguel A. Figueroa, Director of the Center for the Future of Libraries, and produced in collaboration with ALA Neal-Schuman. It focuses on emerging trends in the profession, provoking discussion on how to shape the future by sharing ideas an  more

American Library Association: Proactive Steps for a Positive Library Workplace
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 3 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Every day you strive to ensure that the library is working for its users--but how is it working for you? And what can we all do to make the library an inclusive and positive workplace? Offering both case studies and personal narratives, "The Library Workplace Idea Book: Proactive Steps for Positive Change," published by ALA Editions, draws on contributions from librarians and library workers at a va  more

American Lung Association Issues Statement Regarding Federal Guidance on Flavored E-Cigarette Products
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 3 -- The American Lung Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Harold Wimmer in response to the federal guidance on flavored e-cigarette products: "The Trump Administration plan on flavored e-cigarettes falls far short of what is needed to protect the health of our nation's youth. Keeping menthol-flavored Juul and thousands of flavors of e-cigarettes sold in vape shops on the market will continue to addict kids. The American Lung Association is sa  more

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Scientists Map Structural Proteins Across Ovary
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 3 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: * * * - Findings a huge step forward in fertility preservation and hormone restoration * * * For the first time, scientists identified and mapped the location of structural proteins in a pig ovary. Ongoing development of an "ink" with these proteins will be used for 3-D printing an artificial (or bio-prosthetic) ovary that could be implanted and allow a woman to have a child. Findi  more

Evangelical Lutheran Church Presiding Bishop Responds to Anti-Semitic Incidents in New York
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 31 -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America issued the following news release: Is the last day of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. As our Jewish siblings lighted the menorah, they sang this blessing: We kindle these lights because of the wondrous deliverance You performed for our ancestors. During these eight days of Hanukkah, these lights are sacred; we are not to use them but only to behold  more

Golf Course Superintendents Association: Illinois Latest State to Publish BMP Guidelines for Golf Courses
LAWRENCE, Kansas, Jan. 1 -- The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America issued the following news release: The work of a coalition of five golf course superintendent association chapters in Illinois has resulted in the publication of "Best Management Practices for Golf in Illinois". The Illinois BMPs were developed in part by using the BMP Planning Guide and Template created by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and funded and supported by the USGA. The   more

HIMSS, Healthbox Collaborates on BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 3 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news: The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and Blue Health Intelligence(R) (BHI) announced that Thrive Earlier Detection (Thrive) has won the BlueCross BlueShield Data Innovation Challenge. Out of more than 130 submissions and five finalists, Thrive was chosen for its proposal to evaluate the health-economic impact of earlier multi-cancer detection, and better identify and predi  more

Journal of Consumer Research Issues Research Articles in February 2020 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 4 -- The Journal of Consumer Research, a journal that says it describes and explains consumer behavior, published research articles on the following topics in its February 2020 edition: * Company Worth Keeping: Personal Control and Preferences for Brand Leaders * Contraction with Unpacking: When Unpacking Leads to Lower Calorie Budgets * I Am, Therefore I Buy: Low Self-Esteem and the Pursuit of Self-Verifying Consumption * Probable Cause: The Influence of Prior Probab  more

Journal of Neurosurgery Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Jan. 2 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery, a journal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published research articles, including the following topics, in its January 2020 edition: * Cavernous sinus aneurysms: risk of growth over time and risk factors * Change in the angle of the anterior genu is associated with occlusion rate after Pipeline flow diversion * Detection of delayed cerebral ischemia using objective pupillometry in patients with aneurysmal  more

Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Jan. 2 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics, a journal that says it focuses on diseases and disorders of the central nervous system and spine in children from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published research articles, including the following topics, in its January 2020 edition: * Assessment of craniocervical motion in Down syndrome: a pilot study of two measurement techniques * Association of cognitive function with cerebral blood flow in ch  more

Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
ROLLING MEADOWS, Illinois, Jan. 2 -- The Journal of Neurosurgery-Spine, a journal from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, published research articles, including the following topics, in its January 2020 edition: * Analysis of adjacent-segment cervical kinematics: the role of construct length and the dorsal ligamentous complex * Comparison of rod fracture rates in long spinal deformity constructs after transforaminal versus anterior lumbar interbody fusions: a single-institution  more

Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Issues Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Dec. 31 -- The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, a journal that focuses on the history of the built environment, published research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * "How Other Peoples Dwell and Build": Erwin Anton Gutkind and the Architecture of the Other * Disharmony in the Clubhouse: Exclusion, Identity, and the Making of McKim, Mead & White's Harmonie Club of New York City * Nalanda: A Tale in the Twist * Notre-Dame du R  more

Mike Hastings Takes Office as 49th President of Emergency Nurses Association
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Jan. 3 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following news release: Mike Hastings, MSN, RN, CEN, took office as president of the Emergency Nurses Association during the organization's 50th Anniversary celebration year, the Year of the Nurse and the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birthday. Hastings, of Lynwood, Washington, joined ENA in 2004 and has actively been involved in ENA at the local, state and national level. He began his ENA Board of Direct  more

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws: Adult-Use Marijuana Sales Begin in Illinois
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Jan. 3 -- The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release: An estimated 30 state-licensed retailers began selling marijuana products to adults on Wednesday, January 1. Under the new law, state-licensed retailers may provide up to 30 grams of cannabis to those over the age of 21. Those who are visiting from out of state may purchase 15 grams of cannabis. The law also enacts several other changes. Specifically, it permits quali  more

OSF HealthCare: Consuming on the Clock
ROCKFORD, Illinois, Jan. 3 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: * * * - When, can be just as important as what you eat * * * While surveys show fewer people are doing it than previously, losing weight is still at the top of the list for New Year's resolutions in 2020. But, as most of us know, it's easier said than done. There are plenty of considerations when committing to a slimmer you. One you might not have thought of is what time you eat. Registered dietician Adam Shafer, coordi  more

OSF HealthCare: Ring in the New Year With Health Screenings
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Jan. 2 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: The confetti is cleaned up and the New Year is underway. As we get our footing in 2020, millions of people are now working on their resolutions, with some of the most popular goals centering on starting or improving healthy habits. Each year some of the most popular resolutions focus on eating healthy, losing weight and quitting smoking or alcohol use. While all of these are important goals that reduce cancer risks, man  more

Pediatrics Journal Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Jan. 2 -- Pediatrics, a journal in pediatric medicine from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published research articles, including the following topics, in its January 2020 edition: * Behavioral Intervention and Disposal of Leftover Opioids: A Randomized Trial * Burnout in Pediatric Residents: Three Years of National Survey Data * Car Seat Tolerance Screening for Late-Preterm Infants * Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Infant Vaccination Titers * Distinct Population  more

Respiratory Health Association: FDA's New E-Cigarette Policy Isn't Enough to End Youth Vaping Epidemic
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 4 -- The Respiratory Health Association issued the following news: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new policies regarding enforcement against certain flavored e-cigarette products. These new policies, however, will fall far short of what is needed to keep teens away from these addictive nicotine products. By only restricting flavors in cartridge-based products and allowing menthol flavorings to remain on the market in all forms, the FDA is leaving too  more

Rush University Medical Center's MIND Diet Again Ranked Among Best
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 3 -- Rush University Medical Center issued the following news release: * * * - U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Diets' includes the MIND diet in seven categories * * * For the fifth consecutive year, a diet created, studied and reported on by researchers at Rush University Medical Center has been ranked among the top 10 diets in multiple categories by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "Best Diets" list. The MIND diet was ranked third for easiest diet to follow an  more

Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening Discovery Announces New Tagline
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Jan. 2 -- The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening issued the following news release: SLAS Discovery, one of two official journals of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening, is focused on developing chemical and biological tools and novel assay methods to help advance drug discovery, announced a new tagline for 2020 and beyond. "Advancing the Science of Drug Discovery" will replace "Advancing Life Sciences R&D," as the official tagline beginning with  more

Society of American Archivists Issues Statement on Proposed Hike in Citizenship & Immigration Records Access Fees
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 3 -- The Society of American Archivists issued the following statement: SAA "was dismayed to learn of the proposed changes in fees for accessing the public records of the United States Citizenship and Immigration (USCIS)," per comments submitted to the chief of the Regulatory Coordination Division of the USCIS on December 30, 2019. The comment continued: "As outlined in the agency's proposed rulemaking under Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Docket No. USCIS-2019-00  more

Society of Thoracic Surgeons Criticizes Dialed-Back E-Cig Flavor Ban
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 4 -- The Society of Thoracic Surgeons issued the following news release: * * * - Current FDA plan falls short, failing to clear the market of all flavored e-cigarettes * * * The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is deeply disappointed that a proposed rule authorizing a nationwide ban of flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) did not include menthol. The Society believes that the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) omission carries risks and continues to th  more

Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Receives Berggruen Prize, Donates to Organizations Including American Bar Foundation
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 2 -- The American Bar Foundation issued the following news release: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was honored with the $1 million Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture, it was announced in December. Ginsburg donated the award money to five dozen organizations that reflect her personal causes, including the American Bar Foundation (ABF). She previously served as an ABF board member, is a long-time ABF Patron Fellow, and received the ABF Fellows Outstandin  more

Victoria Crim Selected as 2020 Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies Emerging Leader
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 4 -- Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies is pleased to sponsor Victoria Crim as the 2020 ASGCLA Emerging Leader. Victoria is a librarian at the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in Chula Vista CA. She says that," In my first year as a full-time Librarian, I have developed   more

Young Adult Library Services Association Names 2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 3 -- Young Adult Library Services Association, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list. The list consists of 103 titles selected from 178 official nominations, which were posted and discussed in blogposts on The Hub. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet  more