GreenInfrastructureSuburban communities now have clearer guidelines about how new environmental technology can be used to reduce storm runoff, flooding and property damage. A bill promoting green infrastructure sponsored by State Senator Tom Cullerton was signed into law today.

“As suburban infrastructure expands, more and more communities are forced to deal with the impact of flooding caused by storm runoff,” Cullerton said. “This law outlines cities’ unique, environmental opportunities to prevent property damage. They have the green light to go green.”

Cullerton’s legislation clarifies how suburban communities can maintain green infrastructure such as green roofs, rain gardens and other environmental alternatives to the traditional storm sewer network.

Read more: New law promotes green infrastructure

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CivicsTaskForce8-12-13A newly created task force will explore how Illinois can improve its civic education programs. A new law creating The Task Force on Civic Education was signed by the governor Friday.

“With Illinois’ track record of corrupt elected officials, I prefer that our children learn about good government from a teacher before they learn about it from a federal prosecutor,” State Senator Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park), the proposals sponsor, said.

There is currently no requirement for schools to teach civics; instead, there is only an encouragement to include civics in the social studies curriculum.

Read more: Tom Cullerton: civics education task force created

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ParksExpansionSignSuburban park districts now have increased authority to use surplus funds, increasing governmental efficiency. The budget flexibility legislation sponsored by State Senator Tom Cullerton was signed into law today.

The new law gives park boards the ability to adjust their budget plans if they receive new, unanticipated funds during the fiscal year.

“This added flexibility will help park districts better serve their communities by streamlining the budgeting process,” Cullerton said. “Improving government efficiency and effectiveness has been one of my top priorities.”

Park districts approve their annual operating budget at the beginning of every fiscal year. Unanticipated r

Read more: Tom Cullerton: New budget flexibility law for park districts

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NewGovSignedState Senator Tom Cullerton’s proposal to reduce government in DuPage County was signed into law today. This new law gives the DuPage County Board the ability to consolidate smaller levels of local government.

"An overly complicated and unnecessary web of local and county services helps no one,” Cullerton said. “By streamlining government services we will reduce the cost to taxpayers and improve the quality of those services.”

The new law allows the DuPage County Board to absorb, combine or dissolve redundant positions in local governments. The law is aimed at reducing the cost to taxpayers and creates a more efficient local government.

Voters will have the option of petitioning against any of the board’s cuts or consolidations.

Read more: Tom Cullerton: new government streamlining law signed

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