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Illinois Rent Increase Laws 2024: What Tenants Should Know
As a renter in Illinois, it’s crucial to stay informed about the laws that govern rent increases. Understanding your rights can protect you from unexpected financial burdens and help you negotiate fair terms with your landlord. While Illinois doesn’t have statewide rent control laws, there are still essential regulations and protections in place that tenants need to be aware of. This article will discuss the legal framework surrounding rent increases in Illinois, providing you with the knowledge you need to navigate your rental situation.
Statewide tornado drill slated for Illinois next week. Here's what to know
A statewide tornado drill is planned for Illinois next week and that will mean an unexpected alert for many residents. According to the National Weather Service, the drill is set to take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday -- just over one week after rare February tornadoes struck parts of northern Illinois, and one day after monthly siren tests, which take place on the first Tuesday of every month.
Bill would grant Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation land that currently makes up an Illinois state park
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois currently has no federally recognized tribal land within its borders, but that could change in the coming months. A bill pending in the General Assembly this year would give back roughly 1,500 acres of park land in DeKalb County to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. That tribe once occupied much of the Great Lakes region but was forcibly removed in the 19th century and is now headquartered in northeast Kansas.
Illinoisans May Qualify For Payment In Walmart Grocery Lawsuit
Before we get into exactly what the lawsuit against Walmart was all about, and before I tell you how much money is going to be paid out by Walmart in this lawsuit settlement, I need to point out that Walmart has denied the allegations against them and denies that they've done anything wrong.
Abortion pill will be made available in Illinois from Walgreens
CHICAGO (CBS) -- The two largest pharmacy chains in the U.S. will soon start selling the abortion pill – and Walgreens will make it available in Illinois. CVS and Walgreens announced Friday that they will start selling abortion pills as soon as this month. A phased rollout is coming, with the expectation that the drug will start being dispensed within a week. Access to the drug mifepristone, commonly known as the abortion pill, will require a prescription. The Food and Drug Administration approved mifepristone for abortions in 2000, deeming it a safe and effective way to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. Both CVS...
Granger Middle School Principal named Illinois Middle School Principal of the Year
Granger Middle School Principal Allan Davenport was named Illinois Middle School Principal of the Year by the Illinois Principals Association. The school celebrated his accomplishment with a little surprise. Granger surprises principal. “I got to be honest with you. I was just at a meeting at the district office. I...
Illinois quick hits: New respiratory virus guidance; cannabis loan applications open
New respiratory virus guidance The Illinois Department of Public Health announced that it is adopting updated guidance from the CDC that streamline and simplify recommendations for dealing with a range of respiratory viruses, including COVID-19, flu and RSV. The new guidance focuses on protecting those most at risk of serious illness. The new CDC guidance no longer requires that those who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for a minimum...
Pressure mounts for daylight saving time reform
(The Center Square) – As not only tradition but federal law, soon it will be time for Illinois residents to spring their clocks forward to take advantage of more daylight hours. Daylight saving time officially returns at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 10, an annual ritual that for many is bittersweet. That’s because along with gaining sunlight daily, Illinoisans will lose an hour of sleep. One of those calling for an...
Illinois' Absolute Worst-Rated Pizza Just Got Revealed & We Agree
I'm not saying this deserves to be called out, I'm just not sure it's the worst pizza in Illinois.
Big jackpots up for grabs in multi-state lottery games this weekend
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – There’s a couple chances to win life changing money this weekend. Friday evening’s Mega Millions jackpot sits at $607 million. The one-time cash option for that prize is $286.9 million. The last time someone hit the jackpot in Mega Millions was on December 8th,...
Is it legal to speed to pass a slow driver in Illinois? Here’s what state law says
Here’s what to know before speeding up to overtake a slow vehicle.
If You Get COVID In Illinois, You Don’t Have To Do This One Thing Anymore
There's a bit of a glimmer of hope that COVID is almost behind us. The CDC has updated it's guidelines for what COVID patients need to do if they test positive for the virus, according to NBC Chicago. Remember 2020? If you tested positive for the 'vid, you were in...
See Dozens of Hot Air Balloons at Illinois Balloon Festival This Summer
There's something whimsical about hot air balloons, and you can see dozens of them in Illinois this summer. There's something kind of whimsical about seeing a hot air balloon in the sky, and these days we don't seem to see them very often. Hot air balloons have been around since the 1700s and work on the heat-rising principle. Virgin Balloon Flights explains:
Moving Pillsbury Forward secures more funding for demolition
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — The Pillsbury Mills site is getting more funding to knock down more buildings on its 500,000 square feet campus. At a city council meeting last month, the council approved $1.5 million in funding for the nonprofit Moving Pillsbury Forward to help clean-up and demolition at the site. Last year, the nonprofit […]
Illinois, Pay Close Attention To The Gas Pumps You’re Using
Thieves are getting crafty. How many of us pull up or walk up to an ATM, put in our debit cards, and make a withdrawal without a second thought? Or when we're getting gas on the road, we just swipe our card automatically?. You might want to hit pause for...
Why Is This Private Jet Left Abandoned Near Illinois Highway?
There is a private jet left abandoned off of a highway in Illinois.
Lawmakers in Illinois want to ELIMINATE “Offensive” Mascots
If your local high school has a legendary mascot that in 2024 is deemed "Offensive" they may be forced to change the mascot under a new law that could pass soon here in the Land of Lincoln. Here are the details... According to an article from KWQC, lawmakers in Illinois...
Casimir Pulaski Day is Monday in Illinois, but what does it celebrate?
Both the state of Illinois and the city of Chicago will observe Casimir Pulaski Day on Monday in commemoration of the Polish war hero who died in pursit of America's freedom. Born in 1747, Pulaski fought for Poland's freedom from Russia until 1771, when he was exiled to France, according to the Library of Congress. In Paris, he met American envoy Benjamin Franklin, who influenced him to help Americans fight for their independence and appointed him a brigadier general in the Continental Army.