This July I am hosting a series of town hall meetings around our district. I’d like to invite you to attend and share any concerns or questions you have about state government and community issues.

 

silverstein-townhall-4x9These meetings give me a chance to hear what is important to you so I can better represent you in Springfield. Please see the flier for the dates, times and locations of the meetings.

 

If you plan on attending and already have questions or topics in mind, you can submit questions ahead of time by clicking here.

 

If you aren’t able to make it I’d still appreciate your input. Please fill out my 2014 legislative survey, which covers issues that could come before the state in the future.

 

Please, always feel free to contact me by calling my office or sending me an email.

 

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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate recently approved a plan that would give schools the ability to discipline students who use non-school computers to bully their classmates.

State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) sponsored House Bill 4207, which passed with a 32-18 vote.

“School should be a safe environment where students can learn and grow. If bullies are hurting other students’ ability to learn, it shouldn’t matter if it’s being done from a school computer or their cell phone,” Silverstein said.

Silverstein’s proposal prohibits out-of-school cyberbullying or bullying using a non school-owned electronic device. Schools would be able to discipline the bullies if the bullying causes a substantial disruption to the educational process or orderly operation of a school.

The plan also requires school districts to have a process to determine if the bullying is within their jurisdiction and inform bullied students about anti-bullying services.

House Bill 4207 now returns to the House for approval before going to the governor’s desk.

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State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) is sponsoring legislation that would ban the use of Google Glass and similar devices while driving. The proposal, Senate Bill 2632, creates similar rules to behind-the-wheel cell phone use aimed at curbing distracted driving.

Media Coverage:

Washington Post: Illinois lawmakers look to ban Google Glass on the road

Chicago Tribune: Illinois lawmaker wants to outlaw wearing Google Glass while driving

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google-glass-demoSPRINGFIELD – Representatives from Google will be at the Illinois Capitol on Tuesday, May 20 demonstrating Google Glass. Google will show members of the Illinois Senate Transportation Committee features of its mobile computing headset from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Senate Conference Room 116.

State Senator Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) is sponsoring legislation that would ban the use of Google Glass and similar devices while driving. The proposal, Senate Bill 2632, creates similar rules to behind-the-wheel cell phone use aimed at curbing distracted driving.

WHAT:                 Google Glass demonstration

WHEN:                 Tuesday, May 20
                             4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:               Senate Conference Room 116

Members of the press are welcome.

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Chicago, IL 60659
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