Pritzker delays vaccine deadline for some state workers

CHICAGO — Illinois’ governor has pushed back a deadline for state employees of veterans’ homes, prisons and other congregate facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as his office negotiates with labor unions representing some workers. The Chicago Tribune reports that Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday said employees covered by the requirement have until Nov. 30 […]

Lawsuit: New state legislative map undermines Black voters

CHICAGO — A new lawsuit seeks to block Illinois legislative district maps recently approved by Democrats from taking effect. The lawsuit filed in federal court Friday says Black residents of East St. Louis were unconstitutionally split up into multiple House districts to help white Democratic incumbents in neighboring districts win reelection. The East St. Louis […]