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Illinois Secretary of State Police step up enforcement of violators who park in spots reserved for disabled

The Illinois secretary of state announced that police will be conducting parking stings throughout the state to ticket those who illegally park in spots reserved for those with disabilities this holiday season. Secretary of State Jesse White said that the Secretary of State Police will be conducting the enforcement at shopping malls statewide throughout the […]

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Illinois health officials recommend all adults get COVID-19 booster following FDA’s authorization

The Illinois Department of Public Health is recommending all Illinois residents 18 and older receive a COVID-19 booster shot after the FDA expanded their authorization Friday. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said the vaccine booster dose should be administered at least six months after someone receives their second Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, or […]

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Illinois keeping mask mandate in place, top health official acknowledges ‘a lot’ of non-compliance

Illinois’ top health official acknowledged “a lot of unmasked indoor gatherings” are likely causing an increase in new COVID-19 cases, but said the state’s mask mandate will remain in place. Illinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike was interviewed by downstate news station WGEM last week about the increase in new COVID-19 cases […]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker says mask mandate in Illinois will remain in place until hospitalizations drop

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said on Tuesday that he will be keeping Illinois’ mask mandate in place until there is a further decline in hospitalizations, which he says remain “flat.” Pritzker made the comments during a press conference at Mile Square Health Center in Chicago Tuesday morning. Pritzker appeared at the clinic to receive his COVID-19 […]

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker declares gun violence in Illinois a public health crisis, pledges $250 million investment

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday declared gun violence in Illinois a public health crisis and said the state is investing $250 million to implement a public safety plan. Joined by legislators, stakeholders, and community leaders, Pritzker made the announcement during a press conference at Breakthrough Urban Ministries FamilyPlex in Chicago. He said the state’s $250 […]

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Illinois lawmakers introduce bill that allows employment termination for refusing COVID-19 measures

(The Center Square) – Illinois lawmakers are taking up the first changes to state law that will allow employers to fire workers who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine or testing. A House amendment to Senate Bill 1169 says it’s not a violation of The Health Care Right of Conscience Act to require COVID-19 vaccines and allows […]

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CDC warns of salmonella outbreak linked to onions in 37 states, including Illinois, that left hundreds sick

The CDC issued a warning after onions from Mexico have been linked to a massive salmonella outbreak in 37 states, including Illinois, that has caused illness in more than 600 people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday that fresh whole red, white and yellow onions imported from Chihuahua, Mexico and […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he might lift “certain mask mandates” in time for the holidays

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that if COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to decrease, he could lift “certain mask mandates” before the holidays. Pritzker gave a COVID-19 update at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago Tuesday morning. During the update, he urged eligible Illinoisans to get their COVID-19 vaccination booster shot. “We know that COVID-19 […]