Lawmakers in Springfield adjourned the fall veto session Thursday and ended Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoots hopes of getting a Chicago casino bill passed this year.
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Watch now: Pritzker says lawmakers took 'significant action' to help state
Gov. JB Pritzker said Sunday that the General Assembly took significant action to shore up the state in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pritzker Cites ‘Progress’ In Legislature’s Emergency Session
The governor got a budget, but he hit lawmakers for “abdication” in not giving him tools to enforce his emergency pandemic orders.
After budget passes, Gov. Pritzker releases guidelines for Phase 3 re-opening
Illinois lawmakers approved an approximately $40 billion state budget early Sunday that largely maintains spending, along with a plan to push forward a Chicago ...
In historic pandemic-driven special session, Illinois lawmakers pass budget and clear path for Chicago casino
Illinois lawmakers approved a maintenance-level $40 billion state budget that depends heavily on federal funds and made another effort to get a Chicago casino off the ground.
Penalty enhancements for assaults on retail workers will head to governor
You can’t enhance something that didn’t exist previously.” Strictly speaking, the bill amends the “aggravated battery” section of law by adding the crime of assaulting or battering a retail worker who ...
Lawmakers OK penalty enhancements for assaults on retail workers
Chicago, said the bill “sends a clear message” to workers that they “must be respected and protected.” He said retail workers assaulted for telling people to ...
Illinois’ Pandemic Legislature OKs Budget, Chicago Casino Tweak, Cocktails To-Go
Confronting a pandemic, Illinois legislators handed Chicago’s mayor a big casino win, passed a budget and let bars and restaurants sell cocktails-to-go.
New approp, BIMP amendments surface, casino push continues, cannabis bill hits a snag with Pritzker thumbs down
The Senate approved Senate Bill 1589 that contains a number of provisions to address education issues that have come up because of the coronavirus, including waiving some requirements for educator ...
Some of what you can expect this week
From yesterday’s news media briefing… Do you think there should be legislation passed this week during session to further clarify your powers under the stay at home order extension or also your ...
Over a third of the U.S. can legally bet on sports: Here's an updated map
Any U.S. state that wishes can now offer legalized sports betting. Here is an update on where all 50 states (and Washington, D.C.) stand.
The Dude distances, LA beaches reopen, lottery soars: News from around our 50 states
Los Angeles County reopened its beaches Wednesday in the latest cautious easing of coronavirus restrictions that have closed most of the state’s public spaces and businesses for nearly two months.
County Clerks Prepare For 2020 Election As Pandemic Continues
Local officials across Illinois are preparing for the ... There were two bills in the last legislative session addressing this and there’s an appetite for it on the federal level,” Tirio said. Some ...