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Illinois expected to withdraw vaccine, testing mandate on larger public employers after Supreme Court ruling

(The Center Square) – Following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Biden administration’s vaccine or testing mandate on private businesses, Illinois is expected to withdraw their mandate, which mirrored the federal one. The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate on private sector businesses with more than 100 employees. The […]

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U.S. Supreme Court blocks President Biden, OSHA’s vaccine-or-testing mandate for private businesses

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Biden’s OSHA-backed vaccine-or-testing mandate for private businesses. The court issued its ruling, saying that OSHA lacked the authority to impose the mandate. Three of the nine justices issued a dissenting opinion. The conservative justices said that 84 million Americans being ordered to either obtain a COVID–19 vaccine […]

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Appeals court allows President Biden’s vaccine, testing mandate to be reinstated for private businesses

A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated President Joe Biden’s vaccine and testing mandate for large employers in the United States after the mandate was blocked by another court. In early November, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) filed an emergency temporary standard with various COVID rules. Under the standard, employers, who have more […]

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Crystal Lake teachers among Illinois teachers to file lawsuit against their school districts, Gov. Pritzker over COVID-19 mandates

(The Center Square) – About 90 teachers and school staff, including some from Crystal Lake District 47, are suing their school districts and Gov. J.B. Pritzker over COVID-19 mandates such as vaccines, testing and masks. The lawsuit poised for Sangamon County Circuit Court comes from attorney Thomas DeVore, who has challenged Pritzker’s orders around the […]

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Judge dismisses McHenry County’s lawsuit challenging new law that will prohibit Illinois jails from housing ICE detainees

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by McHenry County challenging a new law that will prohibit jails in Illinois from housing ICE detainees and limit local law enforcement from working with immigration agents. Senate Bill 667 — also called the “Illinois Way Forward Act” — was passed 36-19 in late May. In early […]

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Judge allows NorthShore University HealthSystem to fire employees for refusing vaccine mandate

A judge on Tuesday denied a preliminary injunction, allowing NorthShore University HealthSystem to fire 14 employees who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19. 14 unnamed employees being represented by Chicago-based Leahu Law Group and Florida-based Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit on October 25 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. NorthShore University […]

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Court grants Gov. Pritzker’s request to move school mask mandate lawsuit to different county

The Illinois Supreme Court granted Gov. Pritzker’s request to move a massive class-action lawsuit over the state’s school mask mandate and other COVID rules to a different county. The case was filed by attorney Thomas DeVore on October 20 in Macoupin County against Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois […]