State Rep. Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) said the legislation Gov. Pat Quinn signed Thursday would require all public schools to develop and carry out an anti-bullying policy.
Two men on a campaign against bullying set out from Millennium park this morning on a long walk across the country.
An Illinois lawmaker called the state’s rejection of an anti-bullying ordinance “disgusting.” The bill was voted down after some conservative lawmakers expressed concern that it might be used to promote acceptance of homosexuality.
Lawmakers failed to pass an enhanced anti-bullying law due to some members’ religious concerns.
Prescott Magnet School near Ashland and Wrightwood avenues has seen discipline problems decrease after students started an anti-bullying campaign.