Illinois state legislators have been added to the list of those eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination in phase 1b of the effort, a spokeswoman for Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday.
Newly inaugurated Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch has signaled some of his legislative priorities with the creation of special committees on ethics and elections, restorative justice, and housing and immigration.
Illinois officials are urging patience when the next phase of the massive COVID-19 vaccination effort launches Monday because while about a quarter of the state’s population will be eligible to be immunized, the vaccine supply remains severely limited ...
Emanuel "Chris" Welch found himself still several votes short of being elected speaker of the Illinois House hours before a new legislature was seated. He started making his case to individual lawmakers.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Illinois since the pandemic began soared past 1 million on Thursday, double the known case count less than two months ago.
The Illinois House will reconvene in Springfield starting Jan. 8 for the first time since May and as Speaker Michael Madigan’s continued leadership over the chamber hangs in question.
Illinois Veterans’ Affairs officials acknowledged Wednesday that a complaint has been filed with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration over employees who tested positive for COVID-19 but continued to work at the state’s home in LaSa...
Illinois surpassed 14,000 COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic began on Friday, less than a week after the statewide death toll reached 13,000.
Illinois is entering what could be “the most crucial month of this entire pandemic,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday, a period bookended by Thanksgiving and a string of December holidays traditionally marked by gatherings that carry the risk of spreadin...
Illinois sounds warning again as hospitals pass spring highs for COVID-19 patients