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Coronavirus hits Orland Village Hall as Pekau challenges virus restrictions

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Coronavirus hits Orland Village Hall as Pekau challenges virus restrictions

OPINION: Coronavirus hits Orland Village Hall as Pekau challenges virus restrictions After championing the fight to ease coronavirus restrictions, and suing Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau is dealing with the news that an employee who works with him has been diagnosed with coronavirus. An employee in the Village Manager’s Office has been diagnosed…

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Ford Encourages Governor to Hold Moment of Silence against Hate and Racism

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Ford Encourages Governor to Hold Moment of Silence against Hate and Racism

Ford Encourages Governor to Hold Moment of Silence against Hate and Racism With residents across the state coming together to stand against racism and police brutality, state Rep. La Shawn K. Ford, D-Chicago, is calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to lower the state’s flags and to call for an 8 minute and 46 second moment…

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Radio host files lawsuit against Governor Pritzker

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Radio host files lawsuit against Governor Pritzker

Radio host files lawsuit against Governor Pritzker Chicago radio talkshow host Amy Jacobson, a popular former Chicago TV reporter, has been banned by Gov. J.B. Pritzker from attending his daily and political coronavirus briefings. Jacobson co-hosts the conservative weekday morning radio show “The Answer” with political activists Dan Proft and the show is among the…

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Pritzker issues guidelines for businesses/workplaces to reopen in Phase 3

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Pritzker issues guidelines for businesses/workplaces to reopen in Phase 3

Pritzker issues guidelines for businesses/workplaces to reopen in Phase 3 Governor J.B. Pritzker released guidelines that will allow businesses to reopen under Phase 3 of the Restore Illinois Plan, expected to begin May 29, 2020 in the wake of the deadly coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Guidance Developed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and…

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Legislature passes budget to help victims of COVID-19

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Legislature passes budget to help victims of COVID-19

Legislature passes budget to help victims of COVID-19 Maintaining social distancing and meeting at the Bank of Springfield Building, a multi-purpose arena that holds 80,000, the Illinois House approved a $42.6 billion budget to provide support to victims of the coronavirus and ensuring that statewide services to residents continues, ending an 11-week recess forced by…

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Gov. Pritzker authorizes restaurants to operate open air seating beginning May 29

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Gov. Pritzker authorizes restaurants to operate open air seating beginning May 29

Gov. Pritzker authorizes restaurants to operate open-air seating beginning May 29 Restaurants and bars will be permitted beginning May 29 to provide open-air seating to customers as long as tables are at least six feet apart. The idea has been circulating among legislators who have been working to find ways to ease the burden that…

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