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Education

School District Association “LUDA” Doesn’t Expect ISBE to Enforce Mask Mandate ‘At This Point’

By Greg Bishop | The Center Square (The Center Square) – An association representing large school districts across Illinois, Large Unit District Association (LUDA), expects the issue of mask mandates to eventually dissipate, despite the […]

Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, First Army Commander Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James and Illinois National Guard Deputy Assistant Adjutant General - Army Brig. Gen. Mark Jackson listen to Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs Acting Director Linda Chapa LaVia speak during the Gold Star Mothers Luncheon The Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs Gold Star Mothers Luncheon gives senior civilian and military leaders a chance to thank Gold Star mothers for their service to our nation and its military. Governor JB Pritzker thanked the Gold Star Mothers and said he was humbled to have the opportunity to speak with them. In addition to the sacrifice their sons and daughters gave to their nation, many Gold Star mothers keep their Fallen Heroes memories alive and continue their service to the community and to the military, said Lt. Gen. Thomas S. James, the Commander of First Army and keynote speaker at the luncheon. The luncheon was held at the First Infantry Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, Illinois, on Sunday, Sept. 29., 2019
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Illinois Fourth District Court of Appeals Dismisses Gov. Pritzker’s School Mask Order Appeal As ‘Moot’

An appellate court dismissed Illinois Gov. Pritzker’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling (Judy Wang/WGN News. YouTube Tips ⓘ By Greg Bishop | The Center Square (The Center Square) – The temporary restraining order blocking […]

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Biz

Health Care Council of Illinois: Staff Shortages Bring Long-Term Care Facilities in Illinois to Breaking Point

By Elyse Kelly | The Center Square contributor Illinois’ long-term care facilities are at a breaking point after hemorrhaging staff over the course of the pandemic. Data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services […]

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Amid Global Chip Shortage, Legislation Introduced to Provide Incentives for Chip Manufacturers to Convert Facilities in Illinois

By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Amid a global shortage, legislation is being introduced to try to get Illinois into the microchip manufacturing ring. Named the Manufacturing Illinois Chips for […]