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Federal court temporarily halts Biden administration’s vaccine mandate for businesses

A federal appeals court on Saturday temporarily halted President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for large employers in the United States, saying there are “grave statutory and constitutional” issues with it. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday filed an emergency temporary standard with various COVID rules. Under the standard, employers, who have more than […]

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Millions of Illinois private-sector employees have until Jan. 4 to get COVID-19 vaccine or face weekly testing

(The Center Square) – Large employers in Illinois, and across the country, have until January 4 for their employees to comply with President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate or face weekly testing. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday filed an emergency temporary standard with various COVID rules. Under the standard, employers, who have more […]

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Gov. Pritzker says school COVID-19 vaccination mandate would have to go through Illinois legislature

(The Center Square) – As the vaccine rollout for children ages 5-11 begins, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in schools has not been ruled out and it would have to go through the legislature. In California, COVID-19 vaccines will be added to the state’s list of immunizations required for school attendance. […]

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Judge blocks NorthShore University HealthSystem from firing, placing employees on leave for refusing vaccine mandate

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against NorthShore University HealthSystem, blocking the organization from firing 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 Monday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. […]

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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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Employees file class-action lawsuit against NorthShore University HealthSystem over vaccine mandate

14 employees who are set to be fired for refusing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate at NorthShore University HealthSystem, which operates hospitals in the Chicago area, have filed a class-action lawsuit. 14 unnamed employees being represented by Chicago-based Leahu Law Group and Florida-based Liberty Counsel filed the lawsuit on Monday in U.S. District Court for the […]

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Over 400 employees at Advocate Aurora Health fired for not complying with COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Advocate Aurora Health, which operates hospitals in Libertyville, Barrington and throughout the Chicago area, has fired more than 400 employees who refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine. In early August, Advocate Aurora Health announced they were requiring all team members to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by October 15, saying their decision “underlines safety as the […]

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State representative from Fox Lake files bill to prevent statewide COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students

In response to a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for California students, a state representative for the 64th house district, based in Fox Lake, is filing a bill to prevent such vaccine mandate in Illinois. State Representative Tom Weber, R-Fox Lake, is drafting the bill and expects it to be filed this week, according to his office. […]

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‘Shoes for Freedom’ demonstration against vaccine mandate held at Crystal Lake school’s administration office

A demonstration held at Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47’s administrative office against vaccine and testing mandates in schools has gone viral on social media. The demonstration took place last Sunday and involved dozens of pairs of shoes left at the front entrance to the building. Most of the shoes left had notes underneath them […]