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State tax breaks on gas, groceries and property taxes go into effect for Illinois residents

The Illinois Family Relief Plan, which Governor JB Pritzker says will provide relief on grocery, gas and property taxes, went into effect Friday for Illinois residents. The plan totals an estimated $1.83 billion in relief, including income and property tax rebates and a temporary cut in several sales taxes. “Starting tomorrow, every Illinoisan will get […]

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Governor signs bill into law that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois

Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday signed a bill into law that aims to combat the rise in organized retail crime in Illinois and disrupt criminal enterprises. “This new law represents another important step to fight crime and advance public safety in Illinois,” Pritzker said. “This is how we protect store workers and customers, prevent militarized […]

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$30 million being invested in over dozen projects aimed to reduce flooding in Lake County

The governor announced Monday that Lake County will receive $30 million in funding for over a dozen projects that aim to reduce stormwater flooding in the county. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined legislators, community leaders and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity at Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep School in Waukegan Monday […]

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Governor signs bill that will require Illinois schools to report teacher sexual misconduct to board, parents

(The Center Square) – A bill signed into law will soon require Illinois school superintendents to notify school boards and parents of sexual misconduct that happens in their districts. House Bill 4316 was signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker after passing the Illinois legislature unanimously. Supporters of the measure say it is a follow-up bill to […]

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Attorney expects ‘inconsistent’ rulings in vaccine mandate challenges moving through the courts

(The Center Square) – With the latest lawsuit against vaccine and testing mandates coming from dozens of corrections employees, the attorney carrying the case worries elections could get in the way of bringing finality to the issue. Attorney Thomas DeVore has secured temporary restraining orders against COVID-19 vaccine or testing mandates in schools, including Chicago […]