Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed into law a pledge to eliminate the state’s climate-damaging carbon emissions within a quarter-century, including money to keep clean-power nuclear plants running while shuttering coal-fired plants.
In 2019, Pritzker signed the Illinois reproductive health act into law which repealed an outdated abortion law and gave women the right to choose or refuse on such things as birth control and abortion.
“Shame on those Texas lawmakers for taking away, not just women’s rights, but women’s health,” Pritzker, a first-term Democrat, said at an unrelated news conference in Chicago. “Banning abortion does not keep women safe.”
The new law requires content available on any third-party online curriculum service used in all public and private K-12 schools to be WCAG 2.1 compliant and readily accessible to individuals with disabilities starting August 1, 2022.
Johnson County Sheriff Pete Sopczak said the two men, who lived next door to each other, argued over the COVID-19 vaccine before Cavitt allegedly took out a handgun and fatally shot Geyman in the head.
This time, Democrats used data from the 2020 Census instead of relying on outdated information from the 2019 American Community Survey. However, many advocates are still upset and the maps still face legal challenges.
Under the new bill, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) will hand out temporary professional license permits to dentists who work in states can continue their practice in Illinois if they get a permit and under certain measures.
Under the new law, students in sixth grade and up will have contact information for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Crisis Text Line, and either the Safe2Help Illinois or a local suicide prevention hotline on their ID cards.
The mandate, which takes effect Friday for everyone over age 2, is similar to rules in place for much of last year. It will apply to gyms, stores, common areas of apartment buildings and in restaurants, though people will be allowed to remove face coverings while eating and drinking.
Chicago is averaging more than 400 new cases of COVID-19 per day, up more than tenfold over the past two months, reaching a point where public health officials have warned the city might be forced to reinstate some virus restrictions.
Illinois regulators plan to warn the owner of Ben & Jerry’s to reverse the company’s decision to stop selling ice cream in the West Bank and east Jerusalem or face divestment by the state, an official said Wednesday.
The oversight agencies’ recommendation came on the same day a federal judge ruled Indiana University can require its students and employees to get vaccinated before returning to campus for fall classes.