WBEZ breaks down the two competing bills in Springfield, who’s on what side and the odds of any legislation actually passing.
Strawberry Hampton, Who Sued Over Transgender Prisoner Rights, Is Moved To Female Housing In DuPage County Jail
Hampton won a legal fight to be housed in a women’s state prison. Now in jail, she’s been fighting the same battle again.
The Northwest Indiana city is rolling the dice on a casino once again, hoping it yields better revenue results this time around.
‘The Last Anti-Abortion Law On Illinois’ Books’: Lawmakers Hope To Eliminate Parental Notice Requirement
With the Supreme Court set to consider a Mississippi law challenging Roe v. Wade, Illinois lawmakers look to eliminate a law requiring parental notification before a minor gets an abortion.
The Illinois State Board of Education passed a resolution Wednesday requiring “fully in-person learning” next school year, with limited exceptions.
Lightfoot said she was limiting anniversary interviews to journalists of color to highlight ongoing racial disparity in newsrooms, particularly in City Hall coverage.
A WBEZ analysis shows Protect Chicago Plus improved vaccination rates in some targeted communities, but the impact was uneven. Some worry even those gains will fade.
The new city guidance mirrors that from the state and the feds, except the city says people are strongly advised to keep on their masks for now.
Women’s participation in the workforce is at its lowest level since 1988. But some women leaders in Chicago are optimistic about the future.
The new guidance leaves it up to businesses to figure out who’s vaccinated and who’s not. But, a spokesperson for the governor says businesses won’t be required to do so.