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Illinois sees highest single-day COVID-19 death toll

By PETER HANCOCK and JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisnews@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois marked what Gov. JB Pritzker called “a solemn milestone” Wednesday when public health officials...

Veto session canceled amid worsening pandemic

By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The fall veto session of the Illinois General Assembly that was scheduled to begin next week has been...

Proposed new teacher standards spark controversy

By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education is considering a set of new standards for teachers and administrators that...

Illinois Supreme Court appoints justice to replace Kilbride

By SARAH MANSURCapitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The highest court in Illinois appointed a new member to its bench on Tuesday. Justice Robert L. Carter, 74,...

Kane County restaurant loses appeal over COVID-19 restrictions

By SARAH MANSURCapitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com An appeals court has handed down a favorable ruling to Gov. JB Pritzker in a legal challenge to his administration’s...

With graduated tax failure, ‘there will be cuts, and they will be painful,’ governor says

By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Backers of a graduated income tax constitutional amendment conceded defeat Wednesday for Gov. JB Pritzker’s marquee policy proposal...

Elections Board warns that races could be undecided for days

By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Although nearly 3.6 million Illinoisans had already voted by Monday morning, according to the Illinois State Board of...

Pritzker pressures local officials to enforce mitigation orders

By PETER HANCOCKCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – As state leaders continue to face pushback from the restaurant industry and even some county and municipal governments...

COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to reach new second-wave highs

By JERRY NOWICKICapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to climb as the entire state is either subject to increased mitigation measures or...

Kilbride’s retention race shatters spending records

By SARAH MANSURCapitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The race to keep or remove an Illinois Supreme Court justice on the bench has become the most...
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