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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Illinois Newsletter for Sunday January 19, 2020 ( 77 items )  

A Cornucopia of Products at the American Library Association Store at Midwinter Meeting
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Long hours and easy access near Registration make it convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store in the Grand Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the Midwinter Meeting. The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your promotional and continuing education/professional development needs--as well as fun gift items. Make sure to carve out some time in your schedule to s  more

Alianza Americas Leaders Will Advocate for Migrant Communities at Global Forum on Migration & Development in Quito
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- Alianza Americas issued the following news release: From January 21 to 24, representatives from national and local governments, private sector, and civil society organizations from around the world will meet in Quito, Ecuador for the XII Global Forum on Migration and Development Summit (GFMD-2019). In a year defined by the resurgence of attacks on migrant populations from across the Americas, the Summit will continue a global dialogue on migration just over a year   more

ALSC Releases the National Research Agenda for Library Service to Children
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- Association for Library Service to Children, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: ALSC has released the Association for Library Service to Children National Research Agenda for Library Service to Children (Ages 0-14) which outlines a prioritized list of six strategic research areas and potential research questions to be examined in each area. The research agenda draws attention to relevant topics in the field where resear  more

American Academy of Pediatrics Vaccination Mandates Tied to Higher Rates of Immunization in European Countries
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics issued the following news release: European countries that legally mandate vaccinations for measles and pertussis showed higher vaccination rates, especially in countries that imposed financial penalties for failure to comply, according to a study published in the February 2020 Pediatrics. The study, "Mandatory Vaccination in Europe," (published online Jan. 13) examined the associations between vaccination mandate polic  more

American Association of Endodontists Announces Its 2020 Award Winners
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- The American Association of Endodontists issued the following news release: The AAE is announcing the recipients of its highly prestigious awards to formally be presented at the Association's annual meeting in Nashville this April. "The AAE is comprised of thousands of members who are all committed to promoting the dental specialty, best standard of patient care and professional development through academia, research and service," said AAE President Dr. Keith V. K  more

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists: CRNAs, Nurses Gain Double Accolades
PARK RIDGE, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists issued the following news release: * * * - One of the Best 25 Jobs, the Most Honest, Ethical Professionals 18 Years in a Row * * * Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) are ranked among the U.S. Top 25 Best Jobs on the most recent U.S. News & World Report listing, and, for 18 years in a row, nursing is identified as the most honest and ethical profession on the most recent annual Gallup poll. "Accordin  more

American Bar Association Releases Business Law Book on Navigating Information Universe
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: With new technology comes new information-related business benefits and legal risks. To help make sense of a company's information universe, the American Bar Association Business Law Section has published "The Executive's Guide to Navigating the Information Universe," which provides an understanding of "everything information" that may impact a company. This valuable resource covers business and legal   more

American Bar Association Seeks Review of Case Raising When Wrongly Convicted Person Can Seek Damages
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to accept a case in which prosecutors conditioned the immediate release of an Arizona man who had spent 42 years in prison on an unlawful conviction on his entry of a "no contest" plea to time served. At issue is whether Louis Taylor is eligible to recover damages for a wrongful conviction. He is asking  more

American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois: State, DuPage County Will Not Enforce Panhandling Law as Lawsuit Moves Forward
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois issued the following news release on Jan. 14: Illinois State Police and the DuPage County States Attorney's Office agreed to stop enforcing a state law prohibiting roadside panhandling in Illinois while a lawsuit challenging the law moves forward. Michael Dumiak and Christopher Simmons filed the lawsuit in August 2019. The Illinois State Police and the DuPage County State's Attorney Office agreed to a preliminary inj  more

American Farm Bureau Celebrating Creative County Farm Bureaus at Annual Convention
NASHVILLE, Tennessee, Jan. 14 -- The American Farm Bureau Federation issued the following news release: The American Farm Bureau Federation will celebrate 24 county Farm Bureaus for innovative programs and activities during the organization's 101st Annual Convention, which kicks off Friday in Austin, Texas. The winners are being highlighted as part of the County Activities of Excellence Awards program. The winners (listed by state and county Farm Bureau) are: California County Farm Bureau Mo  more

American Horticultural Society Adds 10 New Reciprocal Admissions Program Gardens for 2020
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Jan. 16 -- The American Horticultural Society issued the following news: AHS members now have access to special admissions privileges and discounts at more than 330 gardens nationwide through our Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). The 10 newest gardens to join RAP in 2020 include Durango Botanic Gardens in Durango, Colorado; Connecticut College Arboretum in New London, Connecticut; Hills and Dales Estate in LaGrange, Georgia; Hauberg Estate in Rock Island, Illinois; Oak  more

American Journal of Sports Medicine Issues Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
ROSEMONT, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The American Journal of Sports Medicine, a peer-reviewed scientific journal that says it features independent orthopaedic sports medicine research and education from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, published research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: Articles Knee: * Return to Play and Long-term Participation in Pivoting Sports After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction * Risk Factors Associated Wi  more

American Library Association Appoints Tracie D. Hall as Executive Director
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release on Jan. 15: The American Library Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracie D. Hall as its executive director, effective February 24, 2020. Following a nationwide search, Hall was selected to succeed Mary W. Ghikas, who has worked for ALA since 1995 and served as executive director since January 2018. Hall is the first female African American executive director in ALA's history. "  more

American Library Association: Food Literacy Programs, Resources, and Ideas for Libraries
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Food is more than just a basic human need--learning about it and enjoying it can be important social activities. As Hillary Dodge demonstrates in her new book "Gather 'Round the Table: Food Literacy Programs, Resources, and Ideas for Libraries," published by ALA Editions, food literacy initiatives are a natural fit for libraries. Food programming such as cooking can be an important tool in helping   more

American Library Association: Office for Intellectual Freedom Responds to Missouri Legislation That Threaten Access to Information
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The American Library Association issued the following statement: Missouri House Bill 2044, introduced on January 8, 2020, proposes the creation of five-member "parental library review boards" to identify "age-inappropriate" public library materials and restrict access to those materials. The bill proposes criminal prosecution for librarians who make those materials available to minors and would deny funding to libraries that do not employ parental library review b  more

American Library Association: Practical Ways to Improve a Dysfunctional Library
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The American Library Association issued the following news release: Like other workplaces, libraries can sometimes be stressful, with library workers bearing the brunt of such problems as uncivil patrons, poor communication, inadequate leadership, and toxic behaviors by fellow employees. But there's hope. Following up their acclaimed examination of the dysfunctional library ("should be essential reading for library leaders" raves Journal of the Australian Library a  more

American Medical Association and RedCrow Collaborate to Promote Innovation
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The American Medical Association issued the following news release: The American Medical Association (AMA) and RedCrow, a direct investment platform for health care innovation, announced a collaboration to drive engagement between physicians and entrepreneurs that fosters innovative health care startups with insight, guidance and funding to help grow promising companies. Building on a shared conviction that physician expertise can inspire new technology to resolve  more

American Property Casualty Insurance Association Issues Statement on Demotech Ratings
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following statement by Logan McFaddin, assistant vice president of state government relations, regarding the anticipated downgrades of some Demotech-rated Florida insurance companies from exceptional to substantial ratings: "A 'substantial' rating, while disappointing, still indicates these companies are well above average in terms of financial stability and are able to continue to serve Florida consum  more

American Property Casualty Insurance Association Issues Statement on Gov. DeSantis State of the State Address
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following statement by Logan McFaddin, assistant vice president of state government relations, regarding Gov. Ron DeSantis State of the State address: "APCIA applauds Governor Ron DeSantis for encouraging reforms to improve Florida's legal climate. APCIA agrees with the Governor that 'the legal system is supposed to be used for redressing concrete injuries and disputes; it is not a game and shouldn't b  more

American Society of Civil Engineers: Pecori Honored With OPAL Award in Management
RESTON, Virginia, Jan. 14 -- The American Society of Civil Engineers issued the following news: Sergio A. Pecori, P.E., F.ASCE, chairman and CEO of Hanson Professional Services Inc., has been honored by ASCE as the 2020 Outstanding Projects And Leaders award winner in management. The ASCE OPAL awards honor outstanding civil engineering leaders for their lifetime accomplishments. This year's OPAL winners will be recognized at the 2020 OPAL Gala, March 13, in Washington, D.C. Pecori has come to  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital Names New Department Chair of Medical Imaging
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release: Cynthia Rigsby, MD, has been appointed Department Chair of Medical Imaging at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Rigsby succeeds Jim Donaldson, MD, who is stepping down from the leadership role but will remain on faculty. Dr. Rigsby has been with Lurie Children's o  more

Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital: Study Answers When Moderate to Late Preterm Babies Go Home
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital issued the following news release on Jan. 15: * * * - For the first time, families can get a data-based estimate at the time of admission * * * "When is my baby going home?" is one of the first questions asked by families of infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Now clinicians have a data-based answer. Moderate to late preterm babies (born at gestational age of 32 to 36 weeks) who have no sig  more

APCIA Expands Consumer Education & Awareness Commitment
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The American Property Casualty Insurance Association issued the following news release: In recognition of the broad range of challenges facing the property casualty insurance industry in 2020 and beyond, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA) announced the restructuring and expansion of its public affairs division. "To fight social inflation, the industry must better demonstrate its investment in social and human capital," said David A. Samps  more

Association for Library Service to Children Releases White Paper on an Outreach Model Serving All Children and Families
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- Association for Library Service to Children, division of the American Library Association, issued the following news release: The Association for Library Service to Children has released a white paper titled, Engage, Cultivate, Provide, and Assess: An Outreach Model for Serving All Children and Families. The white paper outlines a research-based model of outreach development for libraries to connect services with children and families, particularly for those in und  more

Blockchain in Healthcare's Transformative Power to Support Trusted Exchange
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society issued the following news on Jan. 15: Does innovation breed regulation or does regulation spark innovation? In the case of the drafted Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) and the forthcoming frameworks, the hope is that regulation may serve as an impetus for developing innovative approaches to exchange. Since blockchain is an emerging technology that can support healthcare data exchange,  more

Chicago City Council Asks President Trump to Create Special Task Force on Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued the following news: The Chicago City Council unanimously introduced a resolution - sponsored by Aldermen Michele Smith (43rd Ward) and Debra Silverstein (50th Ward) - pictured - calling on the FBI to create a special task force on anti-Semitic crimes in the wake of continuous attacks on Jews throughout the country. Simultaneously, a group of key Illinois legislators sent a letter to President Trump - in conjunction with the Simon   more

College of American Pathologists: Updated Breast Cancer Guideline Refines Testing to Better Identify Patients Likely to Benefit From Treatment
NORTHFIELD, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The College of American Pathologists issued the following news release: * * * - Accurate endocrine receptor testing is critical to optimal treatment plans * * * The updated guideline for estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER/PgR) testing in breast cancer, published jointly by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), reaffirms much of the original guidance and has more specific recommendations for handli  more

Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance Offers Canadian Hours-of-Service/Electronic Logging Device Training to ELD Vendors, Motor Carriers
GREENBELT, Maryland, Jan. 18 -- The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance issued the following news: Canada's electronic logging device (ELD) compliance deadline is scheduled for June 12, 2021. If you are an ELD vendor or motor carrier that currently operates or plans to operate in Canada, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) is offering a Canadian Hours-of-Service/Electronic Logging Device (HOS/ELD) Training Course in Rosemont, Illinois, from March 10-12. This training is for anyone - m  more

Computing Technology Industry Association Issues Statement on Senate Passage of U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement
OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- The Computing Technology Industry Association issued the following statement on Jan. 16 by Cinnamon Rogers, executive vice president of advocacy, regarding the Senate passage of the U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement: "Today, the U.S. Senate passed the landmark U.S.-Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) and provided a win for the American workforce and U.S. economic leadership. USMCA will further cultivate America's growing tech sector. Canada and Mexico are the U.S.'  more

Emergency Nurses Association Launches Three New Introductory Courses to Support Nurse Learning
SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The Emergency Nurses Association issued the following news release on Jan. 16: Already the leader in emergency nursing education, the Emergency Nurses Association this week debuted three new introductory online courses that bolster the skills of new and experienced nurses in their care of adult, pediatric and geriatric patients in the emergency department. ENA unveiled Introduction to Trauma - Caring for Adult Patients; Introduction to Trauma - Caring for Pedia  more

Former Aetna Executive Joins Easterseals National Office as Chief Financial Officer
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- Easterseals (formerly the Easter Seals) issued the following news release, dated Jan. 21: Easterseals has named Glenda Oakley its Chief Financial Officer effective immediately. Oakley was most recently Executive Director and Regional Chief Financial Officer at Aetna Medicaid in Illinois. She brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role with more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, external and internal audit, corporate finance and consulti  more

Fred H. Gage Receives the International Society for Stem Cell Research Achievement Award
SKOKIE, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The International Society for Stem Cell Research issued the following news release: The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will award its inaugural Achievement Award to Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., president of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and the Vi and John Adler Chair for Research on Age-Related Neurodegenerative Disease in Salk's Laboratory of Genetics, La Jolla, Calif. The prize recognizes the transformative body of work of an investigato  more

Garcia Receives Young Adult Library Services Association's 2020 Innovation Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- 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 Brittany Garcia, Teen and Adult Services Librarian II at the Rancho Cucamonga (RC) Public Library in Cucamonga, California, for her Adult 101: Life Skills for Teens program as the recipient of its 2020 Innovation Award. Garcia's Adult 101 program was in response to four teen sui  more

Heartland Institute Reacts to NOAA's Claim 2019 'Second-warmest Year on Record'
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The Heartland Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Agency's own data actually shows 2019 was cooler than 2005 in the United States - Global temp claims riddled with problems * * * The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a new report claiming 2019 was "the second warmest [year] since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. NOAA says this past year was 0.98 degrees Celsius warmer than the 1951 to 1980 mean, makin  more

Illinois Realtors: Three Online Options for Brokers to Meet Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Requirement
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- Illinois Realtors issued the following news: Sexual Harassment Prevention training is part the requirements for broker license renewal in 2020 as mandated by IDFPR for Illinois broker licensees. Illinois REALTORS(R) Licensing & Training Center offers online courses and packages that satisfy this requirement. - 2-hour Sexual Harassment Prevention and Safety: online course contains useful safety information for real estate professionals in addition to meeting ID  more

Illinois Soybean Association Issues Statement on Senate Passage of U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following statement: The Illinois Soybean Growers is pleased that the U.S. Senate passed legislation approving the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). "The Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) appreciates our senators' support for the USMCA that ensures market and trade stability with the second largest export market for U.S. soybeans and leading export market for U.S. pork. "Reliable access to export markets   more

Illinois Soybean Association Issues Statement on U.S-China Phase One Trade Deal
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The Illinois Soybean Association issued the following statement on Jan. 15 by President Doug Schroeder in response to the phase one trade deal between U.S. and China: "We have a hopeful attitude today as we look at these trade negotiations. We are optimistic that the day will come when we fully restore our vital trading relationship between the U.S. and China. I can't underscore enough how much long-term trade stability with one of our top customers means to Il  more

International Society for Stem Cell Research: Allon M. Klein Receives Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator
SKOKIE, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The International Society for Stem Cell Research issued the following news release: The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will award the Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator to Allon M. Klein, PhD, Associate Professor, Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., U.S. The prize recognizes the exceptional achievements of an investigator in the early part of his or her independent career in stem cell research. The Award   more

International Society for Stem Cell Research: Margaret A. Goodell Earns Tobias Lecture Award
SKOKIE, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The International Society for Stem Cell Research issued the following news release: The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) will award the Tobias Lecture Award to Margaret A. (Peggy) Goodell, PhD, Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Director of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, U.S. Established in 2015 and supported by the Tobias Foundation, the prize recognizes or  more

IPC Announces a New Era of Design Initiatives - IPC Design
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following news release: IPC Design will serve as the pre-eminent international professional network of board designers. At its core will be IPC Design Chapters, localized groups of professionals with board design responsibilities. Members of IPC Design Chapters will be organized around three key goals: * Advancement of printed board design * Connection with other designers * Continuing education   more

IPC Issues Statement on U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement
BANNOCKBURN, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries issued the following statement by President and CEO John Mitchell on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement: "The electronics manufacturing industry applauds the U.S. Senate for approving the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) with broad bipartisan support. As soon as President Trump signs the legislation, which is expected within days, it will enter into force. "This is a very positive step for our industry and   more

ISSA Praises U.S. Senate for Passing USMCA
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: On January 16, the U.S. Senate voted 89-10 to approve the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The trade deal with Canada and Mexico is a bipartisan update of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) from 1994. U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill and then, once Canada approves the agreement, it will go into effect. "Passage of U  more

ISSA: GBAC Takes to the Airwaves
NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- ISSA, formerly the International Sanitary Supply Association, issued the following news release: Patty Olinger, executive director of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, will be a guest on the nationally broadcast Jim Bohannon radio show on January 14 Tune in at 10:00 pm CST for an hour-long segment on a variety of infection-prevention topics, including the measles outbreak, tips for staying healthy while traveling, and more. Olinger  more

ISSCR Hires New Director of Media and Strategic Communications
SKOKIE, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The International Society for Stem Cell Research issued the following news release: The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) welcomes Kym Kilbourne as Director of Media and Strategic Communications, leading public affairs, education, member engagement, and media relations programs. "Our mission to promote excellence in stem cell science requires excellence in communications. It's important to our members, our field, and the public," said ISSCR COO K  more

Jamie S. Gorelick Receives 2020 ABF Fellows Outstanding Service Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The American Bar Foundation issued the following news release: Jamie S. Gorelick, a Partner at WilmerHale, will receive the 2020 Outstanding Service Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation at its 64th Annual Fellows Awards Reception and Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. The banquet is one of several events being hosted by the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation during the Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association (ABA) in Austin, Texas. Gor  more

Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Issues Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 13 -- The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features osteopathic medical profession from the American Osteopathic Association, published research articles on the following topics in its December 2019 edition: * Influence of Future Prescribers' Personal and Clinical Experiences With Opioids on Plans to Treat Patients With Opioid Use Disorder * Adapting the Social-Ecological Framework for Chronic Pain Management and Succ  more

Journal of the Association for Consumer Research Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research, a journal of thematic explorations, published research articles on the following topics in its January 2020 edition: * C2B: Motivating Consumer-to-Business Transactions through Environmental Appeals * Can Thoughts of Having Less Ever Promote Prosocial Preferences? The Relationship between Scarcity, Construal Level, and Sustainable Product Adoption * Does Mere Exposure to Beauty-Related Words Promote Prosocial   more

Judges Stong, Standard Receive ABF Fellows Outstanding State Chair Awards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The American Bar Foundation issued the following news release: Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong and Kenneth G. Standard will jointly receive the 2020 Outstanding State Chair Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF) at its 64th Annual Fellows Awards Reception and Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. The banquet is one of several events being hosted by the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation during the Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association (ABA)  more

Leaders from Mexico, El Salvador Will Raise Awareness of Impact of Violence on Young People
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- Alianza Americas issued the following news release: * * * - The tour 'Youth Building Bridges' is a transnational effort coming to Michigan in February 2020. * * * Strangers No Longer, a nonprofit organization in Detroit, and member of Alianza Americas, is taking the lead on a week-long educational tour that will bring four young people from Central America and Mexico to Eastern Michigan. The youth leaders will share their stories in high schools, universities, p  more

Longtime NMMA CMO Carl Blackwell Steps Down as Discover Boating Reaches Key Milestones
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA announced that Carl Blackwell, its longtime chief marketing officer and president of Discover Boating, has decided to step down. The move comes as the Discover Boating campaign reaches key milestones and hits its stride in attracting new boaters to the boating lifestyle. The association has tapped Ellen Bradley, NMMA chief communications officer, to lead both marketing and communi  more

Millennials Top Boomers in Feeling Lonely
PEORIA, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- OSF HealthCare issued the following news: Most of us understand that getting older can also mean a loss of friends and a greater feeling of loneliness but new research reveals millennials are feeling lonelier than Baby Boomers these days. According to results of a survey by marketing research company YouGov, 30% of millennials (ages 26-38) often or always feel lonely. That compares to 15% of Baby Boomers (ages 55-75 years old) who responded they often or always fel  more

Mitinori Saitou Earns the International Society for Stem Cell Research Momentum Award
SKOKIE, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The International Society for Stem Cell Research issued the following news release: The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) present this year's ISSCR Momentum Award to Mitinori Saitou, MD, Ph.D., Kyoto University, Japan. The prize recognizes the exceptional achievements of an investigator whose innovative research has established a major area of stem cell-related research with a strong trajectory for future success. The Award will be shared 26 June   more

National Immigrant Justice Center Joins Federal Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration's So-Called 'Safe Third Country' Asylum Policy
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The National Immigrant Justice Center issued the following news release: * * * - Asylum seekers are being sent into harm's way * * * The American Civil Liberties Union, National Immigrant Justice Center, Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, and Human Rights First filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's policies regarding so-called "safe third country" agreements with Guatemala and other nations that force people fleeing for their lives to   more

National Marine Manufacturers Association Announces MOU with Transport Canada to Ease Entry of Vessels
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA announced it is entering a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Transport Canada to ease the entry of NMMA Certified boats and yachts for sale into the Canadian marketplace. NMMA Certified boat manufacturers will soon be able to provide an NMMA certificate for their certified model alongside an abbreviated Declaration of Conformity (DoC), in lieu of the more comprehensive DoC re  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association November Powerboat Registrations Report: 275,000 New Boats Sold Through November
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: NMMA announced its November New Powerboat Registrations Report showing new powerboat retail unit sales were up 6 percent on a rolling 3-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis and down 1 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year (R12M YOY) totaling 275,000 units. "Monthly new powerboat sales picked up during the second half of the year, helping put total sales for 2019 nearly back on   more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Congress Holds Hearing on Water Infrastructure
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Last week, a U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment kicked off the second session of the 116th Congress with a hearing on proposals for the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2020. WRDA is a significant legislative package that sets federal water resources infrastructure policy and provides federal approval for civil works projects in our n  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: It's Official - New NAFTA Approved by Congress
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Yesterday, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) - one of the final actions required for the trade pact to enter into force. Implementing the long-awaited deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was a top NMMA priority and the association commended all parties involved in securing and ratifying the agreement. "The recr  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Judges Named for 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The NMMA and Boating Writers International (BWI) announced today the panel of judges who will evaluate 72 product entries across 21 boating categories for the 2020 Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Innovation Awards, being presented during the show's Innovation Breakfast on Friday, February 14, at a new location, The Rusty Pelican, adjacent to the boat show campus. In  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Senate Passes Save Our Seas 2.0 Act
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release on Jan. 14: In their first week back in session, the U.S. Senate voted unanimously to pass key legislation to address the growing global marine debris crisis. The Save Our Seas 2.0 Act (S.1982/H.R.2969) - sponsored by Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) and Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) - is supported by NMMA and would create a federal marine debris foundation, establish a "genius priz  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Virginia State Legislators Introduce Bills to Conserve a Key Forage Fish
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: Earlier this month, Virginia State Senator Lynwood Lewis and State Delegate Ken Plum introduced two bills (SB791/HB1448) that would require the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to adopt regulations necessary to manage Atlantic menhaden. In response, NMMA applauded both pieces of legislation, calling the measures critical in the fight to protect forage fish. In December, U.S. Secre  more

National Marine Manufacturers Association: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Visits Mercury Marine
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The industry's advocacy work is off to a strong start in 2020 as Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers toured Mercury Marine's global headquarters in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin this week. Mercury's Fond du Lac location is the hub of engine production and is home to over 3,200 employees of the 7,500 Mercury employees worldwide. Plant visits with elected officials are an important opportunity to hig  more

Nicor Official to Speak at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Broadcast on Commitment to Bring Natural Gas Line to Pembroke
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 13 -- The Rainbow PUSH Coalition issued the following news release: As a strong show of commitment, Shannon Pierce, vice president, Operations for Nicor Gas, is speaking at the 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, Rainbow PUSH Coalition broadcast to voice strong support in helping Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr.'s goal of installing a natural gas line in Pembroke--one of the poorest townships in Illinois.Chicago, IL - As a strong show of commitment, Shannon Pierce, vice president, Op  more

Pain Medicine Journal Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 13 -- Pain Medicine, a journal that says it features anaesthesiology, family practice, internal medicine, neurology, neurological surgery, orthopaedic spine surgery, psychiatry, and rehabilitation medicine from the American Academy of Pain Medicine, published research articles, including the following topics, in its January 2020 edition: General & Selected Populations Section: * Associations Among Sleep Latency, Subjective Pain, and Thermal Pain Sensitivity in Gynecolog  more

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Journal Issues Research Articles in January 2020 Edition
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, Jan. 13 -- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons that it says it features plastic and reconstructive surgery, published research articles, including the following topics, in its January 2020 edition: Breast: * Outcomes of DIEP Flap and Fluorescent Angiography: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial * The Relationship between Animation Deformity and Patient-Reported Outcomes: Application of the BRE  more

Professional Bull Riders: Dirteater Thinking About the Big Picture, Including Global Cup and Iron Cowboy
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The Professional Bull Riders issued the following news: Goal-setting and mentally visualizing future success are two important tasks for Ryan Dirteater every time a new PBR season rolls around. The ultimate goal for Dirteater, of course, is the same as every other rider that ties his hand into his bull rope. "A gold buckle has always been my goal," Dirteater said after winning Round 2 of the Chicago Invitational on Sunday afternoon with 87.75 points on Buffalo Sc  more

Professional Bull Riders: Pacheco Takes Over World No. 1 Ranking With Best Start of His Career
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The Professional Bull Riders issued the following news: 2018 World Champion Kaique Pacheco has finished inside the Top 5 of the world standings in four of his first five seasons in the PBR. The only season in which Pacheco failed to crack the Top 5 was last year when he decided to shut down his 2019 campaign and world title defense after undergoing reconstructive elbow surgery on his free arm during the summer break. Pacheco has returned in 2020 with a vengeance,  more

Push Excel Award-Winning Oratorical Student to Speak at Saint Sabina Sunday
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 13 -- The Rainbow PUSH Coalition issued the following news release: Rutherford Simmons, III, an award-winning 12-year-old twin who is a PUSH Excel oratorical student, will speak at Saint Sabina Church, 1210 W. 78th Pl, Sunday, January 12, 2010, during the 11:15 a.m. worship service reciting excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic "Letters From the Birmingham Jail." Simmons will be speaking at the Saint Sabina's Dr. King's celebration where keynote speaker,   more

Society of Thoracic Surgeons Issues Statement on Left Main Randomized Trials
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The Society of Thoracic Surgeons issued the following statement: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has been monitoring with keen interest the controversy in the medical literature and the lay press regarding recently published studies evaluating results of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in patients with left main disease. The EXCEL and NOBLE studies draw slightly different conclusions regarding the rate   more

Susan Solomon Earns the International Society for Stem Cell Research Public Service Award
SKOKIE, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The International Society for Stem Cell Research issued the following news release: Susan L. Solomon, JD, chief executive officer and founder of The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute is the recipient of the 2020 International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Public Service Award. The honor recognizes outstanding contributions in support of the field of stem cell research and regenerative medicine. Solomon will receive the award during 20  more

UC Berkeley Professor Lauren B. Edelman Honored With ABF Fellows Outstanding Scholar Award
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The American Bar Foundation issued the following news release: University of California - Berkeley Law Professor Lauren B. Edelman, will receive the 2020 Outstanding Service Award from the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation at the 64th Annual Fellows Awards Reception and Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. The banquet is one of several events being hosted by the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation during the Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association (A  more

Update to the 2020 Society of American Archivists Election
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- The Society of American Archivists issued the following news release: By petition of 52 SAA members and in accordance with the SAA bylaws (Section 5.C.), Kris Kiesling of the University of Minnesota will join the slate of candidates to be considered for the position of Vice President/President-Elect in the 2020 election. As noted in the SAA bylaws, Section 5.C., "The Nominating Committee shall put forth a minimum of two (2) nominees from the eligible membership fo  more

Vaping Related Lung Injuries: Jan. 17 Update
OAK BROOK, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- The Radiological Society of North America issued the following news on Jan. 17: * * * - What to know about the outbreak of vaping-linked illness and deaths * * * Since June 2019, there has been a multistate outbreak of lung disease in the U.S. associated with e-cigarette product use. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local health departments and other clinical and public health partners  more

Water Quality Association Convention Attendees Encouraged to Save With Early Bird Pricing Now Through Feb. 5
LISLE, Illinois, Jan. 14 -- The Water Quality Association issued the following news release: The Water Quality Association reminds those planning to attend the 2020 WQA Convention & Exposition, April 1-3 in Orlando, Fla., that savings are available for registering early. Advance pricing is available through Feb. 5 for the convention and the March 31 WQA Business Boot Camp, both at the Orange County Convention Center. WQA members can save $50 per person on the convention registration fee (or $6  more

Water Quality Association Offers Nitrate Resources
LISLE, Illinois, Jan. 15 -- The Water Quality Association issued the following news release on Jan. 14: The Water Quality Association provides resources to answer questions over a new report that indicates the drinking water of half a million Minnesotans has elevated levels of nitrate, a chemical linked to cancer. WQA recommends consumers have their water tested by a certified laboratory and use water treatment products independently certified to remove or reduce levels of nitrates as a final b  more

Why We Fight, How We Win: CTU Statement on Moratorium on 606 Developments
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 16 -- Chicago Teachers Union issued the following news release: The Chicago Teachers Union released the following statement regarding the passage of a moratorium on new construction near The 606 trail in the Chicago City Council: The Union is grateful for the leadership and foresight of Aldermen Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and Roberto Maldonado in pushing for a city ordinance that will protect working class families and longtime residents living near The 606 trail. The issues o  more

Woodstock Institute: Illinois Stops Suspending Driving Licenses for Unpaid Parking Tickets
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 18 -- Woodstock Institute issued the following news release: * * * - Governor Pritzker Signs Community-Led Bill, 55,000 to See Relief * * * Governor Pritzker signed the License to Work Act (SB 1786) into law. Starting July 1, 2020, the State will end the practice of allowing municipal governments to suspend drivers' licenses to collect debt from non-driving vehicle tickets and compliance violations. Among other negative effects, driver's license suspension made many d  more

World Evangelical Alliance Issues Statement on Violence in Middle East
DEERFIELD, Illinois, Jan. 10 -- The World Evangelical Alliance issued the following statement by Secretary General and CEO Bishop Efraim Tendero: The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) deeply grieves the recent acts of aggression and violence between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran, in Iraq. The WEA calls on the leaders of these countries, and their allies, to resist hostile rhetoric and to de-escalate the current crisis. We encourage dialogue that prevents further c  more