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Pritzker announces overhaul of juvenile justice system

CHICAGO -- Gov. J.B Pritzker said his administration will overhaul the state's juvenile justice system within in the next four years. Pritzker and Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton announced Friday the current system will be transformed under…

Illinois nearing rollback of COVID-19 restrictions

PEORIA, Ill. - Illinoisans in some parts of the state are close to being pulled back into what some equated to a lockdown if the recent surge in COVID-19 cases isn't slowed. “We’re at a danger point,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said at the…

Illinois tops 40K daily COVID-19 tests for fourth time

SPRINGFIELD - Illinois laboratories processed more than 40,000 COVID-19 tests for the fourth time this month Thursday. The total of 44,330 specimens now brings the number of cases in Illinois to 2,432,523. Of the tests processed…

Illinois Republicans seek special session on ethics reform

SPRINGFIELD – Republicans in the Illinois House, on Tuesday, called on Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker to convene a special session of the General Assembly to focus on ethics reform. During a video news conference, Reps. Grant Wehrli,…

Pritzker announces $21B road improvement plan

METRO EAST – Gov. J.B. Pritzker joined the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) Tuesday to announce the release of a $21.3 billion plan to improve Illinois roads and bridges over the next six years. The critical investment in…

Illinois teachers union at odds with school reopening plans

WESTMONT, Ill. - Illinois’ school-age kids are weeks from returning for the fall semester and the state’s teacher unions are not on the same page about whether school districts should open for in-person instruction or online-only education.…