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Illinois to follow CDC’s new guidelines for certain residents, even those vaccinated, to wear masks indoors

Illinois health officials say they are adopting the CDC’s latest recommendations, which say that all people — even those who are fully vaccinated — should wear a mask indoors in counties with high COVID-19 cases. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Tuesday afternoon that it is “fully adopting” the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Gov. Pritzker warns that Illinois could see COVID-19 restrictions again as cases increase

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned this week that areas of the state could see the return of COVID-19 restrictions as cases continue to increase. “I believe strongly that we will impose mitigations as it’s appropriate, where it’s appropriate. We’ve been doing that all along,” Pritzker said Tuesday in an interview with NBC Chicago. Pritzker said […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs multiple criminal justice reform bills into law

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed multiple criminal justice reform bills into law Thursday morning, which aim to reduce Illinois’ prison population and encourage “the use of restorative justice.” Surrounded by sponsoring lawmakers, criminal justice reform advocates and a victim of a wrongful conviction, Pritzker signed a package of legislation at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in […]

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Gov. Pritzker offering new lottery for state employees who get COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that state employees who receive the COVID-19 vaccine can enter a new lottery system just for them offering cash bonuses, first-class airline tickets, and sports tickets. Pritzker announced the new pilot program, which is offering a range of incentives to state employees who work in direct care facilities and receive at […]