Ever eat a corn dog on a stick at the restaurant where it was invented, then drive 45 minutes north to visit a 19-foot-tall fiberglass statue of Paul Bunyan holding a hot dog?
Pritzker said it will be up to private businesses to decide if they want to require patrons to provide proof of vaccinations.
Illinois budget officials said Thursday that revenues are flowing into state coffers at a faster pace than previously estimated, meaning lawmakers will have more money to work with as they try to finalize a new budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1
As Illinois lawmakers continue to push for the passage of an energy overhaul this spring, the Illinois House Energy and Environment Committee discussed the latest proposal to enter the discussion – Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Consumers and Climate First Act.
In case you missed it this week: Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday that Illinois will enter the “bridge” phase to full reopening on Friday, May 14. And barring any reversal of current trends, Phase 5, or full reopening, will begin June 11.
A long-awaited plan to create 110 new recreational marijuana retail licenses and expand minority ownership in Illinois is expected to be introduced in Springfield this week.
Illinois will spend $15 million on two academies that will train hundreds of workers in advanced manufacturing skills, with the first students enrolling later this year, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said.
Illinois Senate Republicans on Wednesday harshly criticized Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker, accusing him of breaking a campaign pledge to support an independent commission to redraw congressional and legislative district maps.
The decision by Gateway Regional Medical Center to close its obstetric unit could have caused it to lose its status as an Illinois "safety-net hospital" for the poor. That would have eliminated millions of dollars in supplemental Medicaid funding each year. But Gateway kept its status under Illinois Senate Bill 1530, signed into law April 2 by Gov. Pritzker.
Rick Heidner’s Gold Rush Gaming agreed in the unanimously approved settlement to pay $45,000 to reimburse the board for “administrative and investigative costs,” along with a $30,000 fine for “unprofessional conduct.”
A Kane County restaurant’s legal challenge to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s ban on indoor dining can continue, a Sangamon County judge ruled this week.
Anyone 16 and older will be able to schedule an appointment beginning Monday in suburban Cook County and the state’s other 101 counties. The city of Chicago has said it will expand to universal eligibility on April 19.
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The expansive bill, which addresses health care disparities affecting brown and Black Illinois residents, would allow the state Health Facilities and Services Review Board to put off approval of applications to close hospitals.
Pritzker said Illinois school districts can expect to receive roughly $7 billion in federal funds to help them transition back to in-person learning, mainly through the recently-passed American Rescue Plan. About 90% of that money will come in the form of direct payments.
While leisure and hospitality jobs were hit the hardest, the number of small businesses open in Illinois overall has fallen by about 36.5% as of March 20, compared to last January.
Terry Prince has served as the superintendent of Ohio's veterans' homes since 2018. He assumes his new role April 1 and will be acting director until he's confirmed by the Illinois Senate.
SPRINGFIELD — Despite logging thousands of miles during the pandemic to transport food, household goods and medical supplies, like the COVID-1…
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The move comes as hospital admissions and coronavirus positivity rates are beginning to climb once again, possibly derailing the state’s chances of advancing to the next phase of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s reopening plan.
Specifically, HB 158 addresses access to health care, hospital closures, managed care organization reform, community health worker certification and reimbursement, maternal and infant mortality, mental and substance abuse treatment, and medical implicit bias.
"These vaccines offer us all the fastest way back to a normal life," the Democratic governor said before receiving his shot during a news conference at a COVID-19 mass-vaccination site in the Orr Building on the fairgrounds in Springfield.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker received a COVID-19 vaccine and briefly took questions from reporters at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Wednesday as the state’s seven-day rolling average COVID-19 positivity rate ticked up to its highest point since Feb. 22.
About 1,000 Illinois inmates scheduled for release in the next nine months could soon be set free as part of a settlement of a federal lawsuit filed last spring amid a growing COVID-19 health crisis in state lockups, a lawyer involved in the case said Tuesday.
The governor received the shot at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield, one of more than 60 mass vaccination sites set up across the state with the assistance of the Illinois National Guard.