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  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    Analysis shows no difference in COVID-19 spread in regions where schools are fully remote compared to those with hybrid model
    Education--Elementary and Secondary (36)

    (The Center Square) – While in-person instruction can be linked to an increase of COVID-19 cases, it doesn’t correlate to increased COVID-19-related fatalities, according to a new read more >

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  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    IHSA passes basketball decision to local school districts
    Education--Elementary and Secondary (36) , Sports (83)

    (The Center Square) – The high school basketball season is back on in Illinois.

    A day after Gov. J.B. Pritzker elevated the sport to the “high risk” level, effectively postponing the season, the Illinois High School Association held a special meeting Wednesda...   read more >

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  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    State moving ahead with plans to renovate Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center
    Natural resources (23) , Tourism (90)

    WHITTINGTON — The state is moving closer to selecting a contractor to oversee upgrades to the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center and related amenities at the Fitzgerrell State Recreation Area that have fallen into disrepair and sat empty for years.

    The Illinois Depart...   read more >

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  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    Whatever Happened To Illinois’ Plan To Fund Pensions With Asset Sales? Not Much, It Turns Out.
    Pensions (70)

    It was going on two years ago, back in February of 2019, that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office read more >

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  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    EYE ON ILLINOIS: Slowly but surely, state making progress on cash bail reform
    Courts (27) , Crime (28) , Legal System (27)

    Cash bail reform proponents might see the tiniest sliver of hope in how the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association is responding to their efforts.

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  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    Pritzker nixes basketball with guidelines for winter sports in Illinois
    Education--Elementary and Secondary (36) , Governor (44) , Health (49)

    (The Center Square) – The risk of playing basketball has been elevated under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 regulations, and only no-contact practice ...   read more >

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  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    Senate committee discusses police reforms
    Courts (27) , Crime (28) , Legal System (27)

    Preckwinkle asks state lawmakers to limit additional funding for law enforcement agencies

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  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020
    State high court upholds 130-year sentence for juvenile offender
    Courts (27) , Juvenile Justice , Sexual assault, Sex Crime (96)

    SPRINGFIELD — Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court preserved a 130-year prison sentence for a man convicted of rape and murder, Ashanti Lusby, who wa...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    Illinois State Police didn't issue any citations over the weekend for COVID-19 violations
    Governor (44) , Health (49) , State Police (84) DeWitte, Donald--State Senate, 33 , Schimpf, Paul--State Senate, 58

    (The Center Square) – Despite threats from Gov. J.B. Pritzker that Illinois State Police would be deployed to enforce his COVID-19 orders, the state's 1,90...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    Unemployed Illinoisan reports ‘moaning like porn’ on callback about benefits; IDES to investigate
    Governor (44) , Unemployment (93)

    (The Center Square) – The Illinois Department of Employment Security plans to look into a series of bizarre calls on the agency's behalf to an unemployed I...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    Forget about Pritzker - this is about you
    Governor (44) , Taxes, Graduated/Progressive Madigan, Michael--State House, 22

    By this time, with the millions of dollars spent for and against, you have been inundated with advertising on Gov. Pritzker’s so-called “Fair Tax....   read more >

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    Transparency is important as schools, everyone else manages COVID-19 pandemic
    Education--Elementary and Secondary (36) , Health (49)

    Schools, both public and private, should be transparent about how they’re faring in the age of COVID-19, especially as cases overall continue to climb and ...   read more >

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020
    Local Governments, Pritzker Still Fighting Over CARES Act Money
    DCEO (formerly DCCA) (31) , Governor (44) , Local Government (60)
    Seven months after Congress passed a $2 trillion stimulus package in the early days of the Coronavirus pandemic, local governments in Illinois are still fighting Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration over approximately $150 million meant for municipalities. 

    The Illinois Municipal League, which lobbies on behalf of cities and towns in Illinois, already won a fight with Pritzker’s ...   read more >

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  • Monday, October 26, 2020
    Pandemic slashes gambling revenue in Illinois
    Gambling, Gaming , Health (49)
    (The Center Square) – The COVID-19 pandemic has slashed state tax revenues from legalized gambling.

    Revenues are down more than $200 million – or 13.4% – for fiscal 2020.

    "We are nowhere close to where we were a year ago," said Eric Noggle, a senior state analyst.

    Noggle is one of the authors of a new read more >

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  • Monday, October 26, 2020
    Predatory lenders attract new customers during pandemic in Illinois
    Financial Institutions (7)
    (The Center Square) – Illinois’ latest Consumer Lending Trends Report shows that predatory lenders in Illinois attracted a 5% increase in new borrowers in 2019.

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  • Monday, October 26, 2020
    Some school districts scrap in-person learning plans as COVID-19 metrics rise
    Education--Elementary and Secondary (36)
    (The Center Square) – Some Illinois school districts that planned to switch from remote learning to in-person learning are changing course because of rising COVID-19 cases, to the frustration of parents and students.

    Cary School District 26 in McHenry County is going back to remote learning Tuesday after returning kids to the classroom the week before. In a letter to families, school off...   read more >

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  • Friday, October 23, 2020
    ‘Restore Illinois Bus Tour’ stops feature opposition to income tax change, COVID-19 restrictions
    Economy (34) , Ethics, Campaign Reform, Transparency (12a) , Governor (44) , Health (49) Bailey, Darren--State House, 109 , Wilhour, Blaine--State House, 107

    (The Center Square) – Republican state Representatives from southern Illinois are on the road with stops across the state holding rallies for what they call the “Restore Illinois Bus Tour.” 

    They stopped in Springfield Thursday.

    The bus attached a crowd of a few dozen people at the steps of the Illinois State Capitol. The Republican lawmakers talked in sup...   read more >

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  • Friday, October 23, 2020
    Choate Center employees face charges of aggravated battery, obstructing justice
    Mental Health (64)

    An Illinois State Police, ISP, Division of Internal Investigation, DII, led to the arrests of five employees at the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna....   read more >

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  • Friday, October 23, 2020
    Illinois holds onto majority of Cares Act funding, but DCEO says it will distribute entire $150 million to municipalities
    DCEO (formerly DCCA) (31) , Health (49) , Local Government (60)

    (The Center Square) – Municipalities across Illinois continue to wait for COVID-19 relief funding allocated by the federal government, but state officials said they aren't withholding the funding.

    The federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or Cares Act, approved this spring allotted $150 million for towns and cities in Illinois, but so far the Illinois Municipal Le...   read more >

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  • Friday, October 23, 2020
    Pritzker issues most serious threat yet to bars, restaurants that defy orders
    Business (10) , Governor (44) , Health (49)

    (The Center Square) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday even stricter rules for one region of the state and said state officials would be tracking down businesses throughout Illinois that don’t follow the added restrictions.

    The governor is tightening restrictions in Region 1 in northwest Illinois where the COVID-19 positivity rate stood at 11.2 percent on Thursday. Regi...   read more >

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