News Around Illinois – Aug. 19, 2020

Architect Of The Capitol To Take Up Issue Of Douglas Statue SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Board members of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol on Wednesday will take up a request from the Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to replace imagery of political giant Stephen Douglas and Illinois pioneer Pierre Menard because of […]

Speaker Calls To Remove Stephen Douglas Imagery From Capitol

SPRINGFIELD — It was only a matter a time that recent events caused someone to focus in on Illinois State Capitol statues dedicated to those with racist pasts. Now, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is calling for the removal of two statues sitting outside the State Capitol and a portrait inside the chamber of the […]

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 […]

Gov. Pritzker To Deliver Budget Address Wednesday

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[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””] Listen to WILL-AM 580  11am: The 21st Noon: Budget Address Live [/perfectpullquote] Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is set to deliver his annual budget address Wednesday. Rep. Greg Harris is the No. 2 Democrat in the Illinois House. He says he’s glad the governor already called for more […]

State Lawmakers Return Tuesday

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[perfectpullquote align=”left” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]State of the State Address Listen Wednesday at noon on WILL-AM 580 or will.illinois.edu [/perfectpullquote] SPRINGFIELD – Illinois state lawmakers return to Springfield Tuesday to begin this year’s legislative session. The main task on the agenda this week is Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s State of the State address. He’s […]

Illinois Lawmaker Seeking Capitol Parking for Pregnant Women

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SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois legislator wants the state to set aside reserved parking spots for expectant mothers and parents with a newborn child at the Capitol Complex. Rep. Katie Stuart, an Edwardsville Democrat, said a pregnant lobbyist raised concerns about the issue during the last legislative session, The State Journal-Register reported. Secretary of State Jesse White’s office […]

State Minimum Wage Increases January 1

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SPRINGFIELD – The minimum wage in Illinois is about to go up by a dollar. According to the Illinois Department of Labor, it will be $9.25 per hour on January 1, 2020. It will rise to $10 per hour on July 1, 2020. State lawmakers approved the wage hike in February, and it’s the first […]