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Following a decrease in COVID-19 test positivity rates and hospitalizations throughout Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced regions across the state are eligible to move out of Tier 3 mitigations, the strictest tier of Illinois' resurgence mitigation plan, implemented shortly before Thanks…

The Chicago Department of Public Health and Illinois Department of Public Health on Friday announced the first case in Illinois of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 first identified in the United Kingdom. The case was identified by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine through…

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has activated 250 members of the Illinois National Guard for state active duty in response to the warnings issued this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding threats to state capital cities in the days leading up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.

State Rep. Avery Bourne (R-Morrisonville) joined other lawmakers from around the state on Wednesday as they took the oath of office and launched Illinois’ 102nd General Assembly in Springfield. The ceremony took place at the Bank of Springfield Center, a few blocks away from the Illinois Capitol. 

State’s Attorney Tom Haine called an emergency meeting Wednesday morning of the Madison County police chiefs to discuss the proposed criminal reform bill (House Bill 3563, previously House  Bill 163). After this meeting, Haine was joined by the sheriff and every policechief in Madison County…

Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Wednesday applauded the Illinois General Assembly’s passage of his legislation to improve the police certification and decertification process as part of his ongoing effort to advocate for policies that make lasting, systemic change to policing in Illinois. Th…

Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced legislation to improve the police certification and de-certification process as part of his ongoing effort to advocate for policies that make lasting, systemic change to policing in Illinois.

With the close of lame duck session approaching, state Sen. Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) issued the following statement condemning Democrat lawmakers’ decision to push radical, multibillion-dollar legislation in the limited time that remains:

The new year is a time for goal-setting and many will focus on shedding pounds from their waistlines. For anyone who doubts their ability to do it, Jill and Shawn Fowler are testimony to the possibility.

While students are struggling nationwide with remote education and college plans seem to be more up in the air than ever, there is some good news in Illinois: Illinois closed out the year ranking the number one state for completions of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the form m…

Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Friday announced his office is partnering with the FBI to establish the Attorney General’s Task Force on Unemployment Insurance Benefits Fraud. The task force will for the first time allow state and federal resources to be deployed on a large scale to combat u…

Building on guidance by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Illinois Department of Public Health, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced guidelines for the next stage of COVID-19 vaccine distribution across Illinois — Phase 1B.