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Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 17, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. August 12, 2022. Editorial: Investment downstate is investment in all of us Illinois is a remarkable state. From a glittering, world class city and the industrial and economic powerhouse that is the north, through some of the deepest,...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 09, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. August 5, 2022. Editorial: Illinois gets high marks early on clean energy, but renewables pose a challenge Illinois is one of six states that together account for about a fifth of the nation’s carbon emissions output. So it has been...

Missouri Dems turn to Illinois, Kansas for abortion help

Aug. 04, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A top Democratic state lawmaker from Republican-led Missouri on Wednesday wrote to the Democratic Illinois and Kansas governors asking for help paying for abortions for out-of-state Medicaid patients. Missouri House Democratic Minority Leader Crystal Quade...

Illinois gets inflation-relief tax break on school supplies

Aug. 04, 2022 14:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Inflation means stocking up on pencils, notebooks, crayons and clothes for your kids’ return to school is more expensive this year, so Illinois state leaders on Thursday offered a 10-day sales tax reduction on classroom needs. Beginning Friday, the state...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Aug. 03, 2022 00:10 AM EDT

Chicago Tribune. July 25, 2022. Editorial: Gov. Pritzker, no more meddling for expedient purposes Having a billionaire governor has, on balance, been good for Illinois. Gov. J.B. Pritzker has been willing and able to use his personal resources to...

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin says he tested positive for COVID

Jul. 28, 2022 10:35 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois said he tested positive Thursday for COVID-19 and was in quarantine with what he described as minor symptoms. The No. 2 Senate Democrat, who said in a statement he was vaccinated and had received two coronavirus booster shots,...

Illinois state building sold in Chicago; Google moving in

Jul. 27, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Google is moving into the Thompson Center, the iconic state building in downtown Chicago, officials announced Wednesday. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the state is selling the building to a developer for $30 million in cash and also getting another downtown building valued...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 26, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. July 22, 2022. Editorial: Rule change will make it harder for people who shouldn’t have weapons to get them When the man whom authorities have charged with the murder of seven people and the wounding of more than two dozen others at...

Illinois governor tests positive for COVID-19; symptoms mild

Jul. 19, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office announced Tuesday that the Illinois governor has tested positive for COVID-19. Pritzker is experiencing mild symptoms and has been prescribed the anti-viral medication Paxlovid, according to a statement from his office. He is...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jul. 19, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

Chicago Sun-Times. July 13, 2022. Editorial: With domestic violence rising, police must make sure victims are safe from firearms threat A domestic violence victim is five times more likely to be killed when their abusive partner can get his or her hands on a gun. ...