Application opens for state COVID-19 mortgage assistance

SPRINGFIELD — Approximately 10,000 Illinois households whose members have struggled to pay their mortgage during the novel coronavirus pandemic can receive grants worth up to $15,000 each from the state Housing Development Authority.

August 26, 2020 | Relevance: 56%

Two statehouse statues getting booted

SPRINGFIELD — Statues of two slave-owning men with historical ties to Illinois will be moved from the Statehouse grounds in Springfield to a secure storage site, a panel of four officials voted Wednesday morning.

August 20, 2020 | Relevance: 51%

Illinois AG joining federal lawsuit against USPS

SPRINGFIELD — Operational shifts undertaken by the United States Postal Service in recent weeks, including spending cuts and equipment removal, are illegal, Illinois’ top lawyer and 13 other attorneys general argued in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.

August 19, 2020 | Relevance: 56%

Dems outline Springfield ethics proposals

SPRINGFIELD — Several Democratic state lawmakers called a virtual news conference Thursday morning in support of ethics reforms, hours before news broke that another Democratic state senator was charged with a federal crime.

August 14, 2020 | Relevance: 56%

Made it out of Clay: High court transfers Bailey case

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday moved Rep. Darren Bailey’s ongoing lawsuit to Sangamon County, effectively ending a Clay County judge’s role in the case regarding the limits of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s authority to respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

August 12, 2020 | Relevance: 59%

RICO suit seeks $450M from ComEd, Madigan to ratepayers

SPRINGFIELD — A group of Commonwealth Edison ratepayers asked a federal judge Monday to force the utility company, House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and others to pay “at least” $450 million to be split among all those affected by an alleged extortion scandal.

August 11, 2020 | Relevance: 51%

Suit: State Police delaying FOID card applications unconstitutional

SPRINGFIELD — Gun rights advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the Illinois State Police claiming that the office in charge of handling Firearm Owners Identification card applications is unconstitutionally delaying that process.

July 23, 2020 | Relevance: 67%

As election approaches, House GOP again demands ethics reform

SPRINGFIELD — With fewer than four months remaining until the general election, House Republicans said Tuesday they want to remind Illinoisans of Democratic lawmakers’ “failure” to address corruption in the General Assembly.

July 15, 2020 | Relevance: 56%

SCOTUS birth control ruling doesn’t affect Illinois’ insurance mandates

SPRINGFIELD — A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week that could make it more difficult for women to access birth control will not impact Illinois law, state officials and advocacy groups say.

July 13, 2020 | Relevance: 56%

7th Circuit won’t relax referendum requirement

SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois group trying to get a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 3 ballot is not entitled to looser regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

July 13, 2020 | Relevance: 56%
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