Law Eliminates License Suspension For Non-Moving ViolationsAccording to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a study showed that 42% of those who had their licenses suspended lost their jobs.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Annual Scholarship Breakfast, Day Of Service Honor Civil Rights Leader's LegacyHundreds of Chicagoans from all walks of life gathered Monday morning to honor the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Bill Requiring Gun Dealers To Earn State CertificationIllinois took a major step to combat illegal gun trafficking.
Gov. JB Pritzker Grants More Than 11,000 Pardons For Low-Level Marijuana ConvictionsGov. JB Pritzker has pardoned more than 11,000 people convicted of misdemeanor marijuana cases, in the first step toward clearing the records of hundreds of thousands of low-level pot convictions.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker Talks About First Year In Office, Plans For Graduated Income Tax And Pension ReformThere have been successes, but there remain some tough sells ahead for Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Pritzker Administration Picks Ernst & Young As Project Manager To Oversee Sale Of Thompson CenterThe Thompson Center has long been criticized as an overly expensive and inefficient home for state government offices in Chicago.
Big Obstacles Remain Before Chicago Gets Long-Awaited CasinoThe city must convince state lawmakers to vote on a plan that officials say makes the casino more profitable as well as choose a location, which already has sparked disputes.
Pritzker Vetoes Tax Break For Private Jet ManufacturersA veto reversal is likely. The House unanimously adopted the measure. The Senate recorded just one “no” vote.
House Approves Cap On Insulin Costs, Plan Returns To SenateInsulin is necessary for people with diabetes to regulate blood sugar levels. About 1.3 million Illinois residents have diabetes, although not all rely on insulin.
Deported Army Veteran Miguel Perez Jr. Optimistic About Bid For Citizenship After Pardon From GovernorPerez served 7 ½ years in prison for a non-violent drug crime, and was deported to Mexico in 2018.
Gov. JB Pritzker Grants Clemency To U.S. Veteran Miguel Perez Jr., Deported To MexicoGov. JB Pritzker has granted clemency to U.S. Army veteran Miguel Perez, who immigrated to Illinois as a child, the governor's office said Friday. Perez served 7.5 years for a "non-violent offense" and was deported to Mexico in 2018.
Gov. JB Pritzker Fractures Leg, Under Doctor's Orders To 'Rest And Recover'Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker has sustained a hairline fracture to his left femur, his office confirmed Thursday.
Pritzker Reluctant To Criticize Madigan On Harassment ReportThe report ordered by former state executive inspector general Maggie Hickey and released focused on three allegations of sexual misconduct or intimidation.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Law Increasing Minimum Salary For Illinois TeachersIn an effort to address a statewide teacher shortage, Gov. JB Pritzker has signed legislation gradually raising the minimum salary for Illinois teachers to $40,000 a year.
Illinois Becomes 2nd State In US To Enact Immigrant Tenant Protection LawUnder the law, landlords cannot evict or intimidate tenants by threatening to disclose their status to any person, entity or law enforcement agency.