The state said that 2,392 acres of industrial hemp, or 87 percent of the acres planted, were harvested during the year. That was down from just over 2,800 acres in 2019.

Pritzker: “A substantial step toward dismantling the systemic racism that plagues our communities, our state and our nation." House GOP leader Jim Durkin: “an insult to our first responders.”

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The U.S. Census Bureau will not be able to deliver the detailed, block-level data that states need for redistricting until Sept. 30, long past the deadline in the Illinois Constitution for the General Assembly to approve new maps.

That case, Monroe v. Jeffreys, was filed in 2018 by the ACLU on behalf of five transgender women in IDOC custody. According to the ACLU, the prisoners have experienced “denials of basic medical treatment” and “inordinate delays” in care.

“Today’s settlement will hold McKinsey accountable for its role in perpetuating the opioid epidemic, but, even more significantly, will provide much-needed assistance in combating the epidemic’s effects," AG Kwame Raoul says.

Under a new omnibus bill yet to arrive on the governor's desk, misconduct that can result in  decertification includes excessive force; failing to intervene in another officer’s use of excessive force or failing to render aid; making false statements in an investigation of a crime; and engaging in any unprofessional, unethical or deceptive conduct harmful to the public whether or not it caused actual injury.

SPRINGFIELD — Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives made history Jan. 13 when they elected the first Black lawmaker to serve as House speaker, ending the reign of state Rep. Michael Madigan of Chicago.