A reform package spearheaded by state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, includes a bill that would appropriate $100 million to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board to fund grants to local departments for gang violence, carjacking and motor vehicle theft prevention, as well as officer staffing.

A reform package spearheaded by state Sen. Chapin Rose, R-Mahomet, includes a bill that would appropriate $100 million to the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board to fund grants to local departments for gang violence, carjacking and motor vehicle theft prevention, as well as officer staffing.

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday urged eligible Illinoisans to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot and called on skilled nursing facilities to make booster shots available to patients and staff by Thanksgiving.

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Expressing concern that ISBE might have overstepped its bounds by threatening to withhold funding from school districts that do not enforce its mask mandate, a legislative panel urged the agency to put its policies into formal rules.