Pritzker Vaccinated As Positivity Rate Rises

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker received a COVID-19 vaccine and briefly took questions from reporters at the Illinois State Fairgrounds on Wednesday as the state’s seven-day rolling average COVID-19 positivity rate ticked up to its highest point since Feb. 11. The 2.8 percent case positivity rate represented an increase of 0.3 percent from the day prior […]

Lawmaker Advances Bill To Repeal State Ban On Rent Control

SPRINGFIELD – The House Committee on Housing on advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow local municipalities to implement measures regarding rent control. House Bill 116, introduced by Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, would repeal the state’s Rent Control Preemption Act of 1997 and enable local municipalities to impose caps on rent prices. Guzzardi said the […]

Illinois Moves All Public Universities To Common App In Hopes Of Curbing Out-Migration

SPRINGFIELD – Beginning this fall, all 12 of Illinois’ public universities will begin using the Common App, a single online application used by hundreds of colleges and universities across the country. Only three of the state’s public universities, including the University of Illinois’ Chicago campus, use the Common App — in addition to 32 private […]

Ask The Newsroom: Long-Term Care Facilities, Prisons, Nursing School, Eviction Moratorium

The Illinois Newsroom team is answering questions to help Illinois residents navigate this unprecedented time. Have a question you want answered? Ask here. Below you’ll find answers to questions about COVID-19 vaccines, schools and their response to the pandemic and business and government aid.  Please note: This information is accurate as of March 23, 2021. […]

Pritzker Signs Economic Equity Package

Gov. JB Pritzker signed a package of four bills Tuesday that made up the “economic access, equity and opportunity” pillar of the Illinois Legislative…