Latino Caucus Lays Out Undocumented Immigrant Protection Agenda

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus laid out a policy agenda Thursday that includes bills to strengthen protections for immigrants among several other measures. One of the proposals, Senate Bill 225, would prohibit the Illinois Secretary of State from sharing facial recognition data with local, state or federal law enforcement agencies, if they’re trying to […]

Illinois Auto Dealers Sue Jesse White’s Office, Electric Vehicle Companies

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Automobile Dealers Association has filed a lawsuit against Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office, alleging that White is allowing unlicensed, unregulated dealers to operate in Illinois, in violation of state law. At issue in the case is whether automobile manufacturers should be allowed to own and operate their own dealerships […]

Illinois Closing Driver Services For 3 Weeks As Virus Surges

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ drivers services facilities will close for in-person business for three weeks starting Tuesday because of the statewide surge in COVID-19 cases. Secretary of State Jesse White’s office announced the statewide closure Friday and urged the public to take advantage of online services. The closures will begin Tuesday, with the locations set to […]

Ask The Newsroom: CARES Act, Housing And Recreation In The Era Of COVID-19

The Illinois Newsroom team is answering questions from listeners to navigate this unprecedented time. Have a question you want answered? Ask here. In today’s edition of “Ask the Newsroom,” we’ve answered questions on everything from the pause on evictions to DMVs remaining closed below! CARES Act Q: Will the state allow employees to take out additional […]