Senate passes journalism task force bill to help rural communities

A bill designed to change the way rural communities get their news passed the Illinois Senate Thursday. Senate Bill 134 creates a journalism task force made up of key stakeholders around the state to help rural communities receive news. State Rep. Steve Stadelman, D-Rockford, is the sponsor of the bill and is actually a former television anchor and reporter in Rockford. He said over the last 15 years, thousands of newspaper companies, especially in rural communities, have closed.

via WICS

April 24, 2021 at 07:08AM

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