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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 […]

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Lawsuit asks judge to block Gov. Pritzker’s vaccine mandate for two school districts

Four west suburban school staff members have filed a lawsuit seeking to block Gov. JB Pritzker’s vaccine mandate in their school districts. Attorney Patrick J. Walsh of Griffin Williams McMahon & Walsh law firm filed the lawsuit in Kane County Circuit Court against Community Unit School Districts 303 and 304 in St. Charles and Geneva, […]

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President Biden to visit Illinois this week to promote vaccine mandate for businesses

(The Center Square) – President Joe Biden will be in Chicago on Wednesday to promote his order for all businesses with more than 100 employees to require the COVID-19 vaccine for their workers. Business groups are wary about the mandate, which is expected to impact 80 million jobs nationwide. Biden announced the mandate earlier this […]

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President Biden set to announce vaccine mandates affecting 100 million Americans

President Joe Biden is expected to announce that employees who work at companies with 100 or more workers will be required to take the COVID-19 vaccine or submit to weekly testing. The Associated Press (AP) reported Biden will make the announcement later on Thursday as part of an effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb […]

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s statewide mask mandate goes into effect

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s indoor mask mandate for all of Illinois officially went into effect today and his vaccine requirements for education staff and healthcare workers go into effect this weekend. The mandate will apply to anyone ages 2 or older and applies to even those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the governor’s […]

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‘We are running out of time’: Gov. Pritzker announces indoor mask mandate, vaccine mandates

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday that he is implementing an indoor mask mandate for the entire state and vaccine mandates for all education staff and healthcare workers in Illinois. “Unfortunately, our current vaccination levels are not enough to blunt the ferocity of the delta variant hospitalization surges in some regions. Hospital administrators are asking for […]