Masks Mandated At Schools, Day Cares, Long-Term Care Facilities

SPRINGFIELD – Masks will be required at all Illinois long-term care facilities, day cares and Pre-K-12 schools, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday amid a nationwide surge of COVID-19. “Every time we think we know where this virus is headed, it changes and it shifts,” Pritzker said at a COVID-19 briefing in Chicago. “For example, unlike […]

GOP Candidates Oppose New COVID Masking Guidelines

CARBONDALE – Republicans who hope to unseat Gov. JB Pritzker next year say his new masking and vaccination guidelines are an over-reach, and the decisions should be left to local control. Pritzker announced Wednesday that all students and staff members in schools must wear face coverings effective immediately, regardless of their vaccination status, in order […]

Republicans Demand Promised Documents, Renew Call For Criminal Probe In Deadly Vets’ Home COVID Outbreak

SPRINGFIELD — Three months after an investigation into the COVID outbreak that killed 36 residents at the state-run veterans’ home in LaSalle found the facility’s management was “ineffective, reactive and…chaotic” responding to the virus’ spread, Republicans in the Illinois House are once again agitating for more information from Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration. GOP members are […]

217 Today: Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 Today’s headlines: Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly says he’s hopeful a new law will help slow illegal gun transfers, as universal background checks will be required for all private gun sales. Local health officials are encouraging people who’d previously decided against getting the coronavirus vaccine to reconsider. Bald eagle populations […]