Lawmakers Pass Bills To Close ICE Detention Centers, Enhance Deportation Protections

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers passed bills advanced by the Legislative Latino Caucus that would close the state’s three immigrant detention centers and strengthen existing protections against local and federal law enforcement. The Illinois Way Forward Act, or Senate Bill 667, requires that the existing agreements between local jails in McHenry, Pulaski and Kankakee counties and […]

Harris: Vaccinated Can Be ‘Role Models’ For Friends, Family

CHICAGO — Vice President Kamala Harris is urging Chicago union members to share their experience receiving a COVID-19 vaccine and act as “role models” for family and friends who may be reluctant even as Illinois prepares to open access to all adults. Harris on Tuesday visited a vaccination site in Chicago that opened last week […]

News Around Illinois – May 7, 2020

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Latinx Population Testing Positive For COVID-19 At Highest Rate In Illinois CHICAGO – Illinois saw 2,270 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, bringing the state’s total to 68,232. 136 additional deaths in the last day brings the total fatalities to 2,974. The state’s Latinx population is becoming the hardest hit, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health […]