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Pritzker on CNN States ‘It Will Take 12-18 Months to Re-Open Illinois’


Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Sunday pushed back against criticism over his cautious plans to reopen, saying the state will not reopen unless the standards he set have been met.”We are being very careful,” the Democratic governor told CNN’s Jake … Continue reading

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Pritzker Education Chief Signals Illinois K-12 Schools will stay Closed in the Fall, 2020


Illinois State Board of Education Chairman Carmen I. Ayala said parents should be prepared to continue homeschooling their children in the fall, as the state’s K-12 schools could remain closed. Ayala, of west suburban Downers Grove, made the remarks during a … Continue reading

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Special Education Students Could Lose With COVID-19 Stimulus Package


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, is the nation’s federal special education law. It provides funding, technical assistance and monitoring to ensure students with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education. With the new COVID-19 stimulus package, the … Continue reading

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Illinois State Board of Education: ‘Very real possibility’ school closure will be extended beyond March 30——And Possibly Beyond……………….


The Illinois State Board of Education advised school administrators this week that they should prepare for the “very real possibility” that the state will extend the mandated school closure order beyond March 30. No timeline was provided for such a … Continue reading

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Leyden Area School Districts’ UpDate on March 13, 2020 For The Closing of the Schools


March 13, 2020 Dear School Community,  After careful consideration of information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) regarding social distancing and the support of preventative measures to limit the spread of the … Continue reading

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CDC Warns Doctors to Look for Early Signs of Mysterious Polio-Like Illness


Don’t delay in getting your child to a doctor if they’re showing possible symptoms. And don’t allow the doctor to dismiss your concerns. Since 2014, three outbreaks of the rare polio-like illness called acute flaccid myelitis have occurred in this … Continue reading

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One More Thing On The Illinois Gas Tax Increase


The state’s new motor fuel tax of 38 cents a gallon will be tied to the Consumer Price Index effective July 2020. That means every March, the Illinois Department of Revenue will use federal inflation data from the previous 12 … Continue reading

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On 1/1/2020, Where Marijuana Can and Can’t Be Used


While marijuana consumption and possession will become legal for Illinois residents age 21 and older starting Jan. 1, consumption in public places will still be prohibited and employers can continue to set rules for their workplaces. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker … Continue reading

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Mayor Of Chicago Attempting to Impose the City Pension Obligations on State Of Illinois-wide Taxpayers for Bale-out


The outlines of how Mayor Lori Lightfoot would like Springfield to help her balance her new city budget are coming into focus, and it looks like she’ll be making a big, big ask. According to knowledgeable sources in Chicago and … Continue reading

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Gas Tax Increase to Anger Illinoisans This Summer


Expect the doubling of Illinois gas taxes to anger Illinoisans this summer. The state’s motor fuel tax on July 1 will increase to 38 cents per gallon from 19 cents currently. The state says the tax, which has not been … Continue reading

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