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ICOY supports the removal of police from schools

As the nation continues to discuss the efficacy and impact of  School Resource Officers (SROs), some universities and school districts  have  decided to cut ties…

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Illinois General Assembly approves FY21 budget in special session

Lawmakers returned to Springfield May 20-23, 2020 to finish out the rest of the spring session that was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This…

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ICOY condemns new ‘public charge’ immigration rule

On Wednesday, August 14, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published the final ‘public charge’ immigration rule. Unless legal action is successful, the rule change will…

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ICOY applauds the passage of the FY2020 Illinois State Budget

On behalf of the children, youth, and families who need community support to weather life’s storms, we applaud the bipartisan passage of a balanced…

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ICOY Statement: Discrimination based on religion of potential foster parents must not stand

The Trump administration on Wednesday granted a Christian ministry in South Carolina permission to participate in the federally funded foster-care program, even though the…

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Zero Tolerance for a Cruel and Inhumane Policy of Prosecuting Parents

Zero Tolerance for a Cruel and Inhumane Policy of Prosecuting Parents More than 2,000 children forcibly removed from their parents due to the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy…

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