Area Breaking News

RETAILERS DISAPPOINTED MISGUIDED MASK ENFORCEMENT RULE NOT STOPPED

      SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) has released the following statement after the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules failed to stop Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s proposal to fine retailers for the failure of individuals to wear face coverings as required by the state: “We are disappointed the administrative rule was not…

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GOV. PRITZKER’S STATEMENT ON JCAR UPHOLDING ENFORCEMENT RULE

​ CHICAGO — Governor JB Pritzker released the following statement following JCAR upholding enforcement rule.      “I have always put the health and safety of Illinoisans first, and I’m gratified that local governments now have an additional way to keep their communities safe.       “I want to thank the broad coalition of Illinoisans from around…

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GOVERNOR PRITZKER’S EMERGENCY RULE TO FINE BUSINESSES NOT COMPLYING WITH MASK REQUIREMENT APPROVED BY JCAR

     Decatur, IL…The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) approved Governor JB Pritzker’s emergency rules to warn, then fine businesses that do not require employees or customers to wear face masks. According to State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur), “This is one of many issues impacting Illinois residents which must be addressed by the General Assembly, not…

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MAC ON SPORTS: BIG TEN POSTPONES FOOTBALL, OTHER FALL SPORTS

    The Big Ten Conference announced the postponement of the 2020-21 fall sports season, including all regular-season contests and Big Ten Championships and Tournaments, due to ongoing health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.     In making its decision, which was based on multiple factors, the Big Ten Conference relied on the medical advice…

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