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Former Lt. Jim Root was sworn in as Macon County Sheriff Monday in a Decatur Law Enforcement Center ceremony packed with more than 70 well-wishers and friends.
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Here's what you may have missed in Illinois government news this week.
The following days will be used to study safety processes, and the park district will post any new rules on their website and social media by Monday.
With the first year of the 102nd General Assembly mostly wrapped up, lawmakers as of Friday had officially passed 664 bills through both houses for consideration by the governor. Gov. J.B. Pritzker had signed 17 of them as of Friday.
It was clear from the start of the start of the 102nd Illinois General Assembly that this year would be different.
Chicago’s slow walk toward civilian oversight of the Police Department stalled Friday after Mayor Lori Lightfoot withdrew her plan while a competing proposal from grassroots groups was blocked by pro-police aldermen and mayoral allies.
Illinois government offices will be closed Friday in a nod to a new federal law, making Juneteenth an official holiday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Thursday an election package that moves next year’s March 15 primary to June 28, makes the general election day in November a state holiday and allows voters to permanently cast ballots by mail.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a $42 billion spending plan for Illinois on Thursday that includes $2.5 billion in spending from a multiyear federal relief package.
The forced closure of a southwestern Illinois coal plant is off the table for now after lawmakers.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” signals anew that the GOP must look beyond repealing the law if it wants to hone the nation's health care problems into a winning political issue.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is facing a formidable to-do list now that he’s back from his summit-filled trip to Europe, with pressing legislative challenges, foreign policy follow-up and a need to steer the country’s reopening as the coronavirus threat recedes.
President Joe Biden on Thursday signed legislation that was passed by Congress to set aside Juneteenth, or June 19, as a federal holiday.
Juneteenth will be celebrated noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, in Central Park.
President Joe Biden signed legislation into law Thursday to make Juneteenth, or June 19, the 12th federal holiday.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot maintained Thursday that she can still get significant changes to the elected school board bill passed by state legislators a day earlier, even as Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he will sign the legislation if it reaches his desk.
The Illinois House delivered a rebuke to Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday by approving legislation that would shift control of Chicago Public Schools from the mayor to an elected 21-member school board by 2027.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spent his first trip overseas highlighting a sharp break from his disruptive predecessor, selling that the United States was once more a reliable ally with a steady hand at the wheel. European allies welcomed the pitch — and even a longtime foe acknowledged it.
This past weekend felt weird. It felt, in a word, normal.
The Illinois House changed its rules Wednesday to allow lawmakers to cast votes on legislation remotely, giving them enough votes to pass a change to the budget bill and other measures.
GENEVA (AP) — U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin exchanged cordial words and plotted modest steps on arms control and diplomacy but emerged from their much-anticipated Swiss summit Wednesday largely where they started -- with deep differences on human rights, cyberattacks, election interference and more.