Convened by the Women’s Justice Institute, the task force report includes 250 recommendations, ranging from eliminating prison charges for basic needs, like email access and tampons, to mass commutations for women where a history of gender-based violence was not initially considered by the court system.
Experts aren't sure why parosmia occurs. One theory is that, as smell receptors recover after an infection, they connect to the brain in new or incomplete ways, causing the patient to sense smells differently.
The next COVID vaccine phase could include allowing residents to get vaccinated by their primary care physician rather than needing to visit a mass vaccination site or pharmacy provider, and allowing walk-in vaccinations at all vaccination sites.
Other measures discussed by the House Executive Committee Wednesday would legalize and regulate certain internet gambling programs, or I-gaming, and ban “sweepstakes” machines that mirror video gambling but are otherwise not regulated by the state the same way slot machines are.
MARION — Bryan Lee, Carbondale's high school football coach, is pressing charges after he was hit in the face and tackled following the final game of the season last week, according to Williamson County County court documents.
Statistics included in a news release from the Chicago Police Department reveal that a troubling rise in gun violence this year shows little sign of slowing down. The city had five fewer homicides this April than last April, but the number of shooting victims increased to 299 from 225.
More than 2,600 people have been in custody at the Cook County Jail or at home on electronic monitoring for more than a year as a massive backlog of felony cases has piled up at the Cook County Circuit Court.
Redistricting is a process that can seem perplexing and irrelevant to voters. But how Illinois lawmakers redraw the state's legislative maps over the next few months could have an enormous impact on the power of your vote.
This year’s weddings will still look different, but progress on the vaccine rollout and Chicago’s move to loosen restrictions offer a path to weddings that would have been off limits last year, when couples who didn’t postpone stuck to microweddings, minimonies and elopements.
The family of a Flossmoor man who got both COVID-19 vaccine doses but later contracted the virus and subsequently died hope to bring awareness of the vaccine's antibody building abilities in some people with preexisting health conditions.
A judge Saturday set bail at $500,000 for a 28-year-old Plano woman who was charged with aggravated battery to a child in connection with dropping her 5-year-old daughter off a six-story parking garage, according to the DuPage County state’s attorney office.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Illinois legislators traveled to the metro-east on Friday to talk about a new law designed to improve health-care access for the poor and people of color, including prenatal and childbirth services.
A 57-year-old motorist apparently angered by “yuppies with dogs” allegedly yelled anti-Asian comments before slamming into group of friends enjoying a birthday picnic, seriously injuring a woman in Logan Square, witnesses and officials said.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is asking lawmakers to eliminate nine tax breaks to balance the fiscal year 2022 budget by the end of May. Lawmakers and business groups argue the tax breaks are good for the economy, especially as the state recovers from the pandemic.
Kelvin Soto Crespo, 20, of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, has been missing since Saturday afternoon after the boat he occupied capsized in Lake Michigan near the East Chicago Marina, Indiana Conservation Officer Tyler Brock said.
When Eleanor Basehoar was a little girl, instead of watching cartoons, she was out helping her dad on the farm as he worked with the equipment or the cattle. But she still never expected to be a pig farmer today.
The House on Saturday voted 95-18 to give student athletes the right to hire agents and market their names and images, for decades the singular domain of the NCAA and universities with big-time sports programs.
The Illinois State Police said Pontoon Beach Police officers were chasing a Mercury Grand Marquis on Illinois Route 111 when the car swerved to avoid spike strips and crashed into a tree around 12:15 a.m. Sunday.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the theme is to inspire the state to come together after the COVID-19 pandemic led to the cancellation last summer of the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and DuQuoin State Fair.
Illinois lawmakers took sweeping action Sunday to limit the use of seclusion and restraint in schools, following through on promises made after a 2019 Tribune-ProPublica investigation revealed that school workers had regularly misused the practices to punish students.
The House also advanced a measure to create a mental health first responder system in coordination with an emergency phone system for mental and behavioral health medical emergencies that was created by federal law.
The Illinois House passed a bill that would lower small trailer license fees from $118 to $36, which lawmakers said on the House floor Sunday could remedy an issue that has resulted in an uproar of complaints from their constituents.
Illinois lawmakers have ensured a hectic windup to the end of their spring session Monday, facing an agenda of high-profile issues that includes putting together a new state budget, toughened ethics rules and the future for the state’s energy policy.
A gambling omnibus bill that would allow Illinois bettors to wager on in-state college sports teams on a two-year trial basis has been filed in the General Assembly on the final scheduled day of the legislative session.
Update from Springfield: Lawmakers have been working on the budget since Gov. J.B. Pritzker delivered his proposal in February, and they are pressing hard to finish the process before the General Assembly’s scheduled adjournment Monday night.
Illinois lawmakers are proposing moving next year’s March 15 primary to June 28, along with measures to make it easier for people to permanently receive a mail-in ballot, as part of a comprehensive election measure advancing through the General Assembly.
With only hours to go before a midnight deadline to adjourn, Illinois lawmakers on Monday were still working to put together a state budget and packages on ethics, sports gambling and elections that include moving next year’s primary to June 28.
The budget offers a far rosier picture than the "pain" — deep budget cuts — Gov. J.B. Pritzker predicted were inevitable after voters rejected his proposed constitutional amendment to allow a graduated income tax system.
When someone dies while pregnant or within a year of childbirth in Illinois, that’s considered a maternal death. Karen Tabb Dina is a maternal health researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who serves on a state-level committee that’s trying to figure out what’s killing these mothers.
A Black woman who was tased multiple times at the McDonough County Jail alleges law enforcement officers used excessive force and did not offer medical treatment after she lost consciousness and sustained injuries.
A load of 14,000 chickens that were stranded in suburban Chicago when the semitrailer they were in lost a wheel were later sprayed down by firefighters to protect the tightly-packed birds from overheating.
Illinois’ Republican legislative leaders filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn redistricting maps drawn by Democrats, contending the party’s reliance on population estimates is “arbitrary” and “discriminatory” and violates the U.S. Constitution.
A proposal to require Illinois public schools to give standardized tests three times during the next academic year has been put on pause to give educators and parents more time to weigh in, officials said Thursday.