Illinois is moving another step closer to reimagining public safety with a new Office of Firearm Violence Prevention. Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Friday to establish the office and create new resources for violence intervention programs.
Illinois received $8.2 billion in relief from the American Rescue Plan. A committee of House lawmakers met several times this month to discuss ways to use remaining ARPA funds to help people get a roof over their heads.
Longstanding problems in Illinois nursing homes were put in the spotlight during this pandemic. State agencies continue to work alongside providers and lawmakers to create a plan to restructure the industry with a focus on patients.
Illinois Senate Democrats could vote to repeal the Parental Notification of Abortion Act Tuesday night. The new Youth Health and Safety Act passed out of the Senate Executive Committee on a 9-6-1 vote.