State Sen. Kirk Dillard is responsible for new law that goes after physicians and health care workers who are convicted of sexual and violent crimes.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
A state senator says receiving a license to practice medicine in Illinois is a privilege—not a right. This is what State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-IL) of Hinsdale wants physicians and health care workers who are losing their licenses because they have been convicted of sexual and violent crimes to know. He sponsored a bill, now law, that will strip the licenses of physicians and health care workers convicted of sexual and violent crimes. “It was ridiculous that a doctor who had been convicted of sexually assaulting a patient was still allowed to continue practicing medicine," Dillard said. "A sex offender is prohibited from driving a school bus, yet a convicted sex offender could have treated a child as a patient. Would you want a sex offender …
Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon visited the future site of the Homeland Security Education Center along with Sen. Kirk Dillard on Wednesday to discuss ways to increase completion rates at community colleges.
Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon is cruising around the state visiting every community college in Illinois. On Wednesday, Simon stopped off at the College of DuPage as part of a statewide tour targeted at finding innovative ways to improve community college completion rates. “It’s really exciting to see this building. I’ve heard about it, I’ve read about it but to see it really gives you an idea of how useful a tool it’s going to be in terms of education,” said Simon. Simon walked through a construction site, which will be home to the college’s Homeland Security Education Center. The new 65,000 square-foot facility will provide practical applications for criminal justice training and fire science programs. The new facility will house an …