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.
Gov. JB Pritzker Issues Guidance For State's Reopening In One WeekOne week before Illinois is set to fully reopen, Gov. JB Pritzker's office has issued guidance on what that will mean for residents and businesses.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs New State Legislative And Supreme Court District Maps Drawn By Democratic LawmakersPritzker said the new maps he signed "preserve minority representation in Illinois' government in accordance with the federal Voting Rights Act."
Illinois Cocktails To Go Law Extended For 3 Years; Added Provision Allows (COVID) Shot And A Beer Promotions“Cocktails-to-go is a lifeline to restaurants to survive the pandemic,” said Illinois State Sen. Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago).
Illinois State Lawmakers Approve $42 Billion Budget Plan, Gov. JB Pritzker Plans To Sign It“We’re very lucky our revenues came up,” said House Majority Leader Greg Harris, a Chicago Democrat.
Landlord Advocates Offer Ideas For Phasing Out Illinois Eviction Moratorium; 'Let’s Start With Those Pre-COVID Situations'A senior citizen can't sell her home because people she doesn't know moved in and won't move out. The state’s eviction moratorium complicates her situation, but CBS 2 found some landlord advocates with ideas.
With New Guidance From CDC, Gov. JB Pritzker Updates State Mask Mandate, Lifting Requirement For Fully Vaccinated People In Most Cases“With public health experts now saying fully vaccinated people can safely remove their masks in most settings, I’m pleased to follow the science and align Illinois’ policies with the CDC’s guidance,” Pritzker said in a statement Monday afternoon.