It’s Christmas time at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Monday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker helped light its Christmas tree. The festivities also honored a special group, Gold Star families.
Monday is the first day candidates can submit their petitions and file to be on next March’s Democratic and Republican primary ballots. Many showed up before 8 a.m. outside the Illinois State Board of Elections office in Springfield to file right away.
ISP leaders testified Tuesday in front of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR). It comes after three public hearings across the state in which ISP leaders answered questions about the registry.
Lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 7 to complete this year’s veto session. It’ll likely be the last time they meet in 2023. Ahead of their return, state Senate Republicans laid out some of their priorities.
As Israel keeps fighting Hamas overseas, Gov. JB Pritzker joined Jewish students at the University of Illinois Thursday to celebrate an organization supporting them on campus. The Illini Chabad dedicated its Center for Jewish Living.
Members of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) voted to object again Tuesday to an emergency rule limiting early childhood assistants to watching a day care classroom alone for an hour-and-a-half at a time, up to three hours per day.
Illinois has more teachers in the classroom than it’s had in more than a decade according to a new report from Advance Illinois, a nonpartisan education policy group. School districts across the state, however, still face hiring challenges.
The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association’s (IMA) “Makers on the Move” bus tour continued to celebrate the 662,298 Illinoisans the industry employs Monday with a morning stop at Mel-O-Cream’s Springfield headquarters.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is partnering with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago and Northwestern University to create a place to study human tissue wit the goal of enabling new, groundbreaking therapeutics.
Illinois lawmakers return to Springfield for the legislature’s upcoming veto session on Oct. 24. One question they’ll face is whether to extend the Invest in Kids Scholarship Tax Credit Program, which allows nearly 10,000 kids throughout the state to attend private schools.