Category: Illinois

Illinois: Eric Leslie Sentenced to Distribute Child Pornography

Chicago Area Man, Eric Leslie Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Conspiracy to Advertise and Distribute Child Pornography FRESNO, CA (STL.News) Eric Leslie, 38, of Park Ridge, Illinois, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison, to be followed…

Illinois Governor: Affordable Housing Funding & Incentives

Gov. Pritzker Signs Landmark Legislation Expanding Affordable Housing Funding and Incentives Law Creates New Resources to Finance Affordable Housing and Reaffirms Administration’s Commitment to Housing Stability Governor also Signs Legislation Expanding the State’s Low-Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program CHICAGO, IL (STL.News)…

Illinois Governor: Investment to Strengthen Early Childhood Workforce

Gov. Pritzker Announces $200 Million Investment to Strengthen Early Childhood Workforce Funding Aims to Expand Early Childhood Educator Pipeline Through Advanced Degree Scholarships and Mentorship Signs HB 2878 Establishing Statewide Early Childhood Consortium to Distribute New Funding CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Building on…

Illinois Governor: Package of Legislation for LGBTQ+ Rights

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker signed a package of legislation advancing the rights of the LGBTQ+ community in Illinois. The four pieces of legislation expand infertility treatment coverage for same-sex couples and women over 35, allow those getting married to choose gender-neutral…

Illinois Governor: $742 Million in COVID-19 Relief

Pritzker Administration Announces $742 Million in COVID-19 Relief Now Available to Illinois Small Local Governments SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker announced that beginning today more than 1,250 small cities, towns and villages across Illinois that have not already received aid from…

Illinois Governor: Legislation to Provide Birth Control Over the Counter

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Expanding quality and affordable healthcare for Illinois women and families, Governor JB Pritzker signed HB 0135 into law, granting Illinoisans access to birth control over the counter.  The historic legislation removes barriers to care that may have previously prevented residents…

Illinois Governor Calls on Congress to Repay National Guard

CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker today called on Congress to repay the debt owed to the National Guard for providing security to the U.S. Capitol following the January 6th riots.  The governor urged the U.S. Senate to immediately take up…

Illinois: Christopher Grant Convicted for the Murder

Christopher Grant Convicted in Federal Court for the Murder of Illinois State Trooper Nicholas Hopkins FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (STL.News) Christopher R. Grant, 47, of East St. Louis, Illinois, faces the possibility of life without parole following his guilty plea earlier…

Illinois: Asian American History to be Taught in Public Schools

Gov. Pritzker Signs Historic Legislation Requiring Asian American History to be Taught in Public Schools Illinois is the First State in the Nation to Require the Curriculum SKOKIE, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker signed HB 376, the Teaching Equitable Asian American History…

Illinois: Draws for $10 Million ‘All In for the Win’ Vaccine Lottery

SPRINGFIELD, IL (STL.News) — Illinois’ new $10 million ‘All In for the Win’ vaccine lottery kicks off this week with the first draw that will reward one vaccinated Illinoisan with $1 million and three vaccinated Illinois youth with $150,000 scholarships.  The four…

Illinois Governor: Legislation Making Healthcare Affordable

DOWNERS GROVE, IL (STL.News) — Joined by healthcare providers and legislative leaders at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, today Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation that will help make healthcare more accessible and affordable for Illinois residents that rely on the state’s Medicaid system….

Illinois: Disaster Proclamation for Grundy County

MORRIS, IL (STL.News) Governor JB Pritzker issued a disaster proclamation for Grundy County in response to an industrial fire in Morris.  A disaster proclamation grants the State of Illinois the ability to expedite the use of state resources, personnel or equipment, and allows the…