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Ruling on Illinois’ school mask mandate expected soon

It’s now been two years that COVID-19 has been in Illinois and for most of that, children have had to wear masks in schools, when they’ve been open. An expected ruling from... Read more »

Pritzker vetoes teacher COVID-19 leave measure, announces similar initiative with unions

Announcing an agreement with unions representing Illinois educators about paid COVID-19 leave for vaccinated school staff, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has vetoed a bill that was opposed by some school management groups. House Bill... Read more »

Public employers comply with state vaccine rules, private employers comply with federal rules

Rules filed Friday by the Illinois Department of Labor require vaccines or testing mandates for employers of more than 100 employees. Monday was the deadline for large employers to provide their vaccine... Read more »

Pritzker enacts new Congressional map after Illinois loses seat in U.S. House

New Congressional boundaries drawn and passed by statehouse Democrats are now law. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday enacted the new Congressional map that will be the boundaries for the next ten years.... Read more »

Infrastructure bill grows deficit, portends more spending and higher taxes, Republican congressman warns

The federal government is set to spend $1.2 trillion on infrastructure, including billions for Illinois, but a central Illinois congressman said the spending measure is a sign of higher taxes and other... Read more »

Number of overall ICU beds in Illinois down nearly 1,000

Despite the past wave of COVID-19 decreasing and then leveling off, the number of total beds continued to decrease. Some say that doesn’t make any sense. Asked Tuesday when he’ll remove the... Read more »

Illinois pumping out billions of tax dollars in COVID aid to public, private sectors

The state of Illinois is pumping hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars out the door for COVID-19 relief, and the money is going out all over the place, including into private hands.... Read more »

Pritzker optimistic about fewer mitigations as COVID numbers flatten

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is cautiously optimistic about the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations flattening out in Illinois. When asked about COVID-19 numbers at an unrelated event in Decatur on Tuesday, Pritzker... Read more »