Illinois Association of School Boards withdraws membership in NSBA, joins growing list of states
The Illinois Association of School Boards decided Thursday to join a growing group of other states and withdraw its membership with the National School Board Association, effective immediately.
15-year-old girl charged with murder after stabbing another teen outside high school in Springfield
A 15-year-old girl has been charged in what police described as an altercation Wednesday afternoon outside Lanphier High School that left 18-year-old Pierre Scott Jr. dead and a 16-year-old student injured.
ILETSB Director fired after giving improper law certificate to donor, the son of Warren Buffett
An investigation found that 3 hours after the ILETSB accepted a donation from Howard Buffett in 2019 for a canine training program, Fischer issued a waiver to allow Buffett to serve as a part-time undersheriff and a certificate to become a part-time law enforcement officer.
Gov. Pritzker declares gun violence a public health crisis
In addition to the formal declaration, the Pritzker admin is establishing the Office of Firearm Violence Prevention and the Reimagine Public Safety Plan, providing $250 million in state and federal funding towards the initiative.
Bill would remove 'conscience' as basis for refusing vaccine
The Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act states that Illinois will respect and protect the right of conscience of all persons who refuse to obtain, receive, or accept medical care as well as those providing it. Illinois Democrats are trying to "carve-out" an exception to that for COVID.
Illinois Senate OKs repealing abortion parental notification
Despite support from nearly three-quarters of Illinoisans in favor of parental notification of under-18 abortion, Illinois Senate Democrats moved forward with a proposal to repeal the law requiring parental notification of an abortion under 18 years old.