Supporters of a push to improve civics education are asking residents to voice their support for two bills currently before the Illinois General Assembly.
How does Illinois stack up against the other 49 states in its civic education requirements and standards?
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A new Illinois law—casually referred to as ‘Suffrage at 17’—now extends the right to vote to 17-year-olds across the state. Since this innovative policy took effect on January 1, nearly 3,500 suburban Cook County 17-year-olds have registered to vote. This means that forMORE >