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Parental notice of abortion law officially ends 

SPRINGFIELD – Doctors in Illinois may now perform abortions on minors without notifying the child’s parents or obtaining a judicial bypass of the notification...

Nursing home payment reform drives $700 million to improve staffing, quality of care 

SPRINGFIELD – A bill that would inject more than $700 million annually into Medicaid-funded nursing homes to increase staffing levels and improve quality of...

Illinois records pandemic high of more than 200,000 COVID cases in one week

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday that the state had recorded 201,428 new cases of COVID-19 over the previous week,...

New state laws taking effect Jan. 1

SPRINGFIELD – Minimum wage workers in Illinois will see a boost in their hourly pay to $12 per hour starting Jan. 1, while tenants...

Judges question lawyers in redistricting suits

CHICAGO – Oral arguments began Tuesday in three lawsuits challenging the new legislative district maps that lawmakers passed earlier this year with three federal...

New congressional maps unveiled ahead of fall veto session

SPRINGFIELD – Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly released a proposed set of new congressional district maps Friday, just days before lawmakers return to...