Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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Friday, February 14, 2020

SPRINGFIELD — Criminal justice reform is high on Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker’s agenda this year, but a legislative committee hearing Thursday in Chicago showed that reform advocates and the law enforcement community have widely differing views on the issue. Read more

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Public Health now has the ability to test for the 2019 novel coronavirus in-state, meaning shorter wait times for test results for people showing symptoms of the virus and meeting certain criteria. Read more

Thursday, February 06, 2020
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Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx filed motions in court Wednesday to vacate more than 1,000 low-level marijuana convictions, following through on a recently passed state law legalizing adult recreational use of the drug. Read more

Thursday, December 05, 2019
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Monday, November 18, 2019

SPRINGFIELD — The adjournment of the fall veto session Thursday night means a number of bills that failed to pass both chambers this week must wait for further action when the General Assembly returns on Jan. 28. Read more

Saturday, November 16, 2019
Friday, November 08, 2019

SPRINGFIELD — A group that advocates for public education in Illinois released a report indicating the state has made some progress in improving educational outcomes over the past five years, but it still has a long way to go to achieve the goal of having 60 percent of all adults attaining s… Read more

Monday, October 28, 2019
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Saturday, October 12, 2019

SPRINGFIELD — A task force Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker formed in February is recommending the state consolidate 649 suburban and downstate police and firefighter pension funds into just two, saying the move would generate billions of dollars in additional earnings over the next 20 years wh… Read more

Thursday, October 10, 2019
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