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Illinois legislator introduces bill that would require unvaccinated residents to pay for their own COVID-19 treatment

An Illinois state representative proposed a bill that would require residents who choose not to be vaccinated to pay for COVID-19 health care expenses. State Representative Jonathan Carroll, D-Northbrook, who serves the 57th house district, proposed house bill 4259 in the Illinois General Assembly. Carroll’s bill would amend the Illinois...
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Illinois: Groundbreaking held for new Walker’s Bluff Resort and Casino

Governor JB Pritzker joined southern Illinois leaders on Wednesday…to break ground on the new Walker’s Bluff Resort and Casino. The new resort is slated to include a 116-room hotel along with a gaming floor, event center and multiple restaurants, among other attractions. It was made possible after the Illinois Gaming Board approved its licensure on June 9.
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More Pandemic Relief Coming to IL Child Care Providers

The State of Illinois is providing more pandemic-led relief to child care providers across the state. Governor J.B. Pritzker was joined by Illinois Department of Human Services Secretary Grace Hou last Thursday in Chicago in announcing that $300 million in new relief grants will be made available to child care providers. The state is also extending a previous grant program by providing nearly $50 million to previous grant recipients.
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Ayo Dosunmu to return to Illinois for jersey-raising ceremony

Ayo Dosunmu will be returning to his alma mater in just under a month. He’s going to be coming back to the Illinois campus for a jersey-raising ceremony, according to 247Sports’ Joey Wagner, when the school takes on Maryland on Jan. 6. Dosunmu will be the 34th player...
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Vaccine exemption bill proposed in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — A member of the Illinois General Assembly wants to expand vaccine exemptions in the state. The “Religious Exemption Act” would broaden the reasons a person can refuse a vaccine. If signed into law, a person would only need to hold a sincere conviction about “religious faith, morals or views on health […]
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Illinois’ $20 million toll-collecting machines now dead weight

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTVO) — Illinois’ fleet of over 100 automatic tollway payment machines are now collecting dust. The machines, which were introduced in 2017 under Gov. Bruce Rauner, are now sitting unused due to the COVID-19 pandemic, being deactivated in an attempt to prevent the spread of the virus, according to the Daily Herald. Between purchase and maintenance costs, the machines cost the state over $20 million.
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Illinois Is Closer To Getting Two New Casinos

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois is closer to getting two new casinos. One is on the border of Homewood and East Hazel Crest. The other is in Waukegan. The gaming board chose it as the finalist for the south suburban license. The board also picked the finalist for the Waukegan license. Both proposals can go ahead with construction. However, the board still has to approve their final licenses.
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3 Illinois casinos move to the next stage

(The Center Square) – Illinoisans who want to gamble in a casino setting will have three more options. On Wednesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker was downstate in Carterville to break ground on a new gaming facility at the Walker Bluff winery. The Illinois Gaming Board determined last June that Walker’s...
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Pritzker touts infrastructure funding in southern Illinois stops

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker continues to make frequent stops across the state to tout one of the marquee policy accomplishments of his first year in office and its ongoing benefits to Illinois communities. That is the $45 billion Rebuild Illinois capital infrastructure plan, and on Wednesday he made...
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