A bill passed unanimously by the Illinois House of Representatives called the “Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act” is now being considered in the Senate.  Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan was one of a number of speakers at an event at SIU – Edwardsville on Monday keeping awareness on the topic.

SIUE spokesman Chad Martinez tells The Big Z this was just one of a number of events being held around the state.

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He says the goals are to reduce the instances of sexual assault on campuses in Illinois and to make sure the universities know how to respond when it happens.


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