Illinois Democrats Look To Increase Edge With New Congressional MapsDemocrats who control state government released their proposed congressional maps Friday, and lawmakers are scheduled to meet in Springfield to pass the new maps before the end of the month.
Gov. JB Pritzker OKs Legislative Maps Despite Heavy CriticismIt was the second time Pritzker approved maps drawn up by his fellow Democrats despite promising as a candidate in 2018 that he would veto any made by politicians.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Massive Green Energy Bill That Requires Carbon Emission Reductions, Bails Out Two Nuclear PlantsGov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday signed sweeping clean energy legislation that sets goals to make Illinois carbon-free by 2050, and staves off the closure of two of the state’s six nuclear plants.
State Of Illinois Has Paid Out More Than $252 Million Through Illinois Rental Payment Program To Help Tenants Struggling During PandemicGov. JB Pritzker’s office and the Illinois Housing Development Authority announced Thursday that the state has paid out more than $252 million in rental assistance to help almost 29,500 tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Gov. JB Pritzker Again Warns Schools That Defy Mask Mandate Could Face State Sanctions; 'Am I Really Going To Do That? Yes'The governor’s school mask mandate covers students, teachers, and staff in preschool through 12th grade throughout the state, including both public and private schools.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs 'Colton's Law,' Creating Domestic Violence Task Force In Honor Of Slain Joliet Toddler"Why did it have to be my son? Why did it have to be Colton? And the more that I walk this journey I think maybe it was me that had to do it," Cassandra Tanner Miller said.
Gov. JB Pritzker Issues New Mask Mandate For Illinois Schools, Some State Employees As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Climb“Far too few school districts have chosen to follow the Centers for Disease Control prescriptions for keeping students and staff safe,” Pritzker said Wednesday afternoon.
New Law Will Effectively End Immigrant Detention In IllinoisThe new law targets local government agreements with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement allowing jails to house immigrant detainees awaiting court hearings. Current contracts must end by January 2022 and new agreements are prohibited.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Law Allowing Over-The-Counter Hormonal Birth ControlGovernor JB Pritzker signed legislation allowing pharmacists to give out hormonal birth control to a patient who has not seen a doctor.
Gov. JB Pritzker Announces Re-Election CampaignIt’s official. Gov. JB Pritzker is running for re-election, the first-term Democrat announced in a campaign video on Monday, touting his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois.
Gov. Pritzker Signs Law Forbidding Deceptive Tactics By Police In Questioning Minors, Among Other Criminal Justice ReformsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a number of criminal justice reforms into law on Thursday – including a ban on deceptive tactics when police are questioning minors.
Illinois To Begin Lifting Eviction Moratorium Next Month; Gov. JB Pritzker Urges Tenants To Apply For Next Round Of Rental AssistanceThe governor will issue a new executive order on July 23, allowing for eviction filings to resume in Illinois on Aug. 1. However, enforcement of eviction orders against tenants who qualified for the moratorium will not be allowed until after Aug. 31.
Illinois To Offer $7 Million In Cash Prizes, $3 Million In Scholarships Through New 'All In For The Win' Vaccine LotteryAnyone who has had at least one dose of the vaccine in Illinois will be automatically entered in weekly vaccine lottery drawings, which will start July 8.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Legislation Making Juneteenth An Official State HolidayThe law, which takes effect next year, will make June 19 a paid holiday for state workers and public school employees when the date falls on a weekday.
COVID-19 In Illinois: Coronavirus Hospitalizations Reach New Low As State Prepares To Fully Reopen TomorrowIllinois is averaging 413 new cases per day over the past week, down 61% from two weeks ago. It’s also the lowest 7-day case average since late March 2020.