Wednesday, July 08, 2020

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Monday, July 06, 2020

SPRINGFIELD — An order by a downstate judge nullifying each of the COVID-19-related executive orders issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker the past three months is quickly causing friction between the state and a Republican lawmaker. Read more

Friday, July 03, 2020
Thursday, July 02, 2020
Wednesday, July 01, 2020
Wednesday, July 01, 2020

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law Tuesday that paves the way for development of a major casino in Chicago, something officials expect to provide significant revenues for the state’s recently-passed capital improvements plan known as Rebuild Illinois. Read more

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

SPRINGFIELD — A new report from an Illinois think tank says the state was ill-prepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily because of a pre-existing shortage of nurses, and that the pandemic has left state even more vulnerable in the event of another public health crisis. Read more

Because there hasn’t been video gambling since mid-March due to COVID-19 restrictions, state and local tax coffers are out more than $105 million dollars compared to last year, but those machines at your local pub can be fired back up soon. Read more

Monday, June 29, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Restaurants across the state are set to open for indoor dining Friday among other additions to allowable activities under the state’s Restore Illinois plan. Read more

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Friday, June 12, 2020
Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Kankakee County Board Chairman Andy Wheeler said at Tuesday's board meeting that the county's reopening coalition continues to feed information to the governor why it believes Kankakee County should move to Phase 4 of the state's reopening plan. Read more

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Monday, June 08, 2020
Thursday, June 04, 2020
Tuesday, June 02, 2020

SPRINGFIELD — One day after calling up 375 members of the Illinois National Guard in Chicago, Gov. JB Pritzker announced another 250 guardsmen will be activated as he issued disaster proclamations for nine counties amid ongoing protests and riots across the state. Read more

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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