Illinois governor says he’s ‘given up’ on coronavirus help from the Trump administration
(CNN)Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday that he has “given up” on receiving federal assistance to help combat the novel coronavirus pandemic, saying instead that… READ MORE
New Illinois coronavirus cases top 1,000 for the first time; Pritzker warns increases likely to continue into April
New COVID-19 cases reported in Illinois topped 1,000 for the first time, state officials said Sunday, warning that the upward curve is likely to continue… READ MORE
Illinois would have run out of hospital beds if not for stay-at-home order, Pritzker says
The coronavirus outbreak could have caused Illinois hospitals to run out of beds about a week from now if the current stay-at-home order were not… READ MORE
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx claims nomination despite Jussie Smollett case, better-funded opponent
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx survived a well-financed challenge from newcomer Bill Conway in the Democratic primary Tuesday.
Foxx was surrounded by her husband… READ MORE
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s race for reelection has faced Smollett criticism, opponent with deeper pockets
She has made the rounds at some of Chicago’s historic churches, asking congregants for their votes. She’s hosted nearly a dozen campaign rallies in Cook… READ MORE
Nearly $3.2 million in legal weed was sold in Illinois on the first day of sales, marking one of the strongest showings in the history of marijuana legalization
Customers spent almost $3.2 million on legal weed in Illinois on the first day of recreational marijuana sales Wednesday, marking one of the strongest showings… READ MORE
Illinois wants to get rolling on weed sales, but some say only white men are set to profit
CHICAGO — Illinois is about to become the 11th state in the nation to allow the sale of recreational marijuana. But when the floodgates open… READ MORE
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot to Buttigieg: ‘Break that NDA’ to have ‘moral authority’ against Trump
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) on Friday pressed White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg to break his nondisclosure agreement (NDA) with McKinsey & Company so he… READ MORE
Recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan and will soon be legal in Illinois
Two Midwestern states are breaking into the recreational marijuana market, and dispensaries are expecting huge crowds.
Legal weed sales began Sunday in Michigan, where a… READ MORE
Chicago teachers approve ‘historic’ contract that ended 11-day strike
CHICAGO — Teachers officially approved a contract deal Friday following an 11-day strike in the nation’s third-largest school district last month.
Teachers went on strike… READ MORE