Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Protect Illinois Communities Act into law Monday night. It was a whirlwind for Democratic sponsors and advocates who watched intense negotiations to improve the plan over the past week.
Chaos was the word of the weekend as many county leaders across the state were confused about what they should do. The Illinois Supreme Court quickly stepped in and justices will now decide whether the Pretrial Fairness Act is constitutional.
Illinois COVID-19 hospital admissions have increased for four straight weeks. The Illinois Department of Public Health continues to urge people to get up-to-date on COVID-19 and flu vaccines to prevent serious illness.
Nine of the state’s 12 public universities saw an increase in freshmen enrollment for the 2022-23 school year. Gov. JB Pritzker said Wednesday that Illinois universities are seeing extraordinary growth largely driven by Black and Latino students.