Slow Down And Move Over: New Laws Aim To Strengthen Scott’s Law

SPRINGFIELD – Seventeen crashes involving Illinois state troopers or their vehicles have occurred in 2021 as a result of violations to the state’s traffic law known as “Scott’s Law.” Gov. JB Pritzker signed a new law Thursday, Senate Bill 1913, allowing judges to issue community service among other penalties to those violating the law, which […]

Sen. Durbin: $1.2T Infrastructure Bill Will Have ‘Profound Impact’

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Thursday the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill he helped pass this week will provide much-needed improvements for roads, bridges, airports, and railways across the state and the entire country. “It has been six years or even longer since we have had an infrastructure bill, and never one of this […]

217 Today: Friday, August 13, 2021

Friday, August 13, 2021 Today’s headlines: Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker is calling on each state legislator to get vaccinated against COVID-19. That comes after a recent WBEZ survey of lawmakers. A nearly stationary line of heavy thunderstorms brought flooding to parts of Champaign, Ford and McLean Counties Thursday. Like other industries, the clean energy sector […]

FDA Authorizes Third COVID-19 Dose For People With Weakened Immunity

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is authorizing an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for certain people with weakened immune systems caused either by disease, medical treatments or organ transplants. The move comes after studies have shown these people may not have sufficient immunity to head off the more serious complications of COVID-19 […]