How Illinois is cracking down on cyerberbullyingLatest state to outlaw “revenge porn”

SPRINGFIELD – In an effort to curb the growing cyberbullying phenomenon known as “revenge porn,” State Senator Michael Hastings (D–Tinley Park) passed legislation today that would make it a felony to share sexually explicit videos or photos of another person, without their consent.

“Unfortunately, there are situations where a jilted lover who, in act of vengeance, distributes an image or video that was made in private,” Hastings said. “And with the rise of social media, it is now easier than ever for those photos to be passed around like a dirty note in class.”

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MidAmerica OrthopaedicsMATTESON - Senator Michael Hastings (D – Tinley Park) recently joined Dr. Anton J. Fakhouri, M.D. as a part of the Chicago Medical Society's partnership with physicians in the South Suburbs.

The purpose of the partnership program is to increase awareness of how legislation and policy impact the day-to-day lives of physicians and patients. Hastings visited the Mokena Campus of MidAmerica Orthopaedics and completed rounds with Dr. Fakhouri to gain a better understanding of the work physicians conduct every day.

“The relationship between policymaking and medical practice impacts the well-being and quality of care for everyone in Illinois,” Hastings said. “By witnessing a day in the life of Dr. Fakhouri and the challenges he faces, I will be able to apply his practical experiences to my policymaking decisions in Springfield.”

If you want to learn more about MidAmerica Orthopaedics you can find more here: http://midamericaortho.com/

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prairie-stateCHICAGO HEIGHTS  State Senator Michael Hastings (D – Tinley Park) recently spoke at the mental health summit hosted by Prairie State College. He discussed recent cuts made to mental health in Illinois, the increasing amounts of mental health inmates in the Illinois Department of Corrections, the tenets of Senate Bill 822 and each citizen’s responsibility to civically engage in the community.

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Farm bureau names Hastings "Friend of Agriculture"

The IFB presented Senator Hastings with this award
in Matteson on Monday afternoon.

TINLEY PARK – The Illinois Farm Bureau awarded State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D - Tinley Park) the “Friend of Agriculture Award” for his continued support of Illinois' farming community.

Local farm bureau trustees chose Sen. Hastings for the award because of his strong voting records and his support of legislation that significantly improves Illinois agriculture.

"Senator Hastings is a great advocate for agriculture in the state of Illinois. He partners with farmers down in Sangamon County to learn more about one of the largest industries in our state," said Cook County Farm Bureau’s Bona Heinsohn. "Moreover, he supports farming legislation in our state."

“Being selected as a "Friend of Agriculture" is really an honor—especially knowing the decision was made by local county Farm Bureau leaders and members," said Hastings. "I'm truly grateful for not only the award, but the friendships I have made across our great State of Illinois."

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