WBEZ covered the Illinois House's passage of House Bill 2675 which modernizes laws regarding sexual health education in Illinois, requiring that curricula must be age-appropriate, medically accurate and complete:
Now that the bill has passed the House, comprehensive sexual education heads to the Illinois Senate, where Sen. Heather Steans plans to back it. The Senate passed a similar measure in 2011 that was never voted on by the House, and advocates are hopeful the measure will be ratified.
Khadine Bennett, the legislative council for the Illinois ACLU, believes the time is now for sexual education reform. Bennett said, “We urge the Senate to act as soon as possible to move this important measure forward.”