Gov. JB Pritzker Issues 'Stay At Home Order' For Illinois Starting Saturday, Amid COVID-19 PandemicAfter more than two weeks of asking Illinois residents to stay home as much as possible during the coronavirus outbreak, Gov. JB Pritzker is issuing a statewide "stay at home" order, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday through April 7.
Five GOP Attorneys General Seek To Block Equal Rights AmendmentAll five rescinded their approvals of the ERA amendment before a congressionally mandated ratification deadline more than 40 years ago, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery said Thursday.
Illinois, Virginia, And Nevada Sue To Force National Archives To Recognize Equal Rights Amendment As Part Of ConstitutionIllinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is joining counterparts in two other states in a lawsuit seeking to force the federal government to officially recognize the Equal Rights Amendment as part of the Constitution, after Virginia became the 38th state to ratify it.
St. Clair County Judge Removed From Office For Lying To Police During Murder InvestigationJudge Ronald Duebbert was accused of lying about contact with his former roommate, David Fields of East St. Louis, who was later acquitted in the death of Carl Z. Silas.
Federal Judge Orders Illinois Prisons To Reform Transgender Inmate TreatmentAmong other things, the order said prisons can no longer "mechanically'' assign housing based on genitalia or physical size and appearance.
Electric Pickup Truck Company Rivian Raises $1.3 BillionRivian, the company making electric vehicles for Amazon and Ford, just got a big influx of cash.
Activists Sue Two Illinois Sheriffs For Detaining Immigrants Without Judicial WarrantsThe lawsuits allege sheriffs in Stephenson and Ogle counties unlawfully detained immigrants for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after minor traffic offenses.
Illinois Awards $350K For Women's Preventative Health CarePublic health officials in Illinois have awarded $350,000 in grants to help improve the health care of women of reproductive age.
University Of Illinois Announces New Technology CenterThe University of Illinois' engineering college and a company led by a graduate of the school are partnering on a technology center.
Schnucks Grocery Chain To End Tobacco Sales As Of Jan. 1Schnuck Markets Inc., one of the Midwest’s largest grocery store chains, will stop selling cigarettes, chewing tobacco and other tobacco products as of Jan. 1.
Planned Parenthood Opens Massive Illinois Clinic Near Missouri, Which Passed Ban On Most Abortions After 8 WeeksAs Missouri teeters on the brink of becoming the first state with no abortion clinics, a new Planned Parenthood center just across the Illinois border could help take patients who can't get abortions back home.
Fetal Remains Found In Illinois Now Stored In Indiana"We want to get it right under the law. We want to get it right for the families that are involved in this process,"
Ex-Marine Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges Linked To DeathThe U.S. Department of Justice says in a news release that 24-year-old Marcos Jamie Villegas of St. Charles, Illinois pleaded guilty on Wednesday to distributing oxycodone and fentanyl.
Can The Census Bureau Ask The State About Your Citizenship Status?"I understand the logic of why we would be the agency they would come to, but we guard people's privacy. We take that very seriously."
2 Illinois Men Sentenced For Transporting Stolen FirearmsTwo Illinois men have been sentenced to federal prison for transporting and possessing hundreds of stolen firearms.