Governor Pritzker unveiled an updated vaccination administration plan and also announced that three regions of the state are moving from Tier 3 resurgence mitigations to Tier 2 resurgence mitigations. Read the post for more information.
The final days of the 101st General Assembly saw significant action on several fronts. This blog post provides a summary of what transpired over the last few days of session leading up to the inauguration of the 102nd General Assembly.
The Illinois Senate approved changes to the Illinois Election Code on Tuesday, January 12. The bill as amended includes provisions affecting mail-in ballots and curbside voting.
ISACo has drafted an overview of an amendment proposing significant changes to criminal justice and policing. This issue is expected to be debated extensively during the final days of the 101st General Assembly, which will convene from January 8-12. The bill was approved by both chambers on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
Several bills were filed on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, containing provisions championed by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus. The bills propose amendments to statutes concerning public safety, economic equity, education and health care.
On Friday, December 18, 2020, the Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) hosted its second Annual Business Meeting following a doubling of its membership in 2020. The Business Meeting is required under the Association's by-laws. The 2020 gathering occurred via Zoom as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On October 21, 2020, National Association of Counties (NACo) President Gary Moore announced the formation of a broadband task force. Tazewell County Board Chairman David Zimmerman, a member of the ISACo Board of Directors, was appointed to the task force.
The primary provisions within SB 1863 are intended to facilitate an application process by which eligible voters can obtain and utilize mail in ballots and to make changes to ensure the safety of and enhanced participation in the 2020 general election.
In our July 6 "News and Views" e-newsletter we shared information about the Local CURE program.
The General Assembly adjourned for the spring on Saturday, May 23, 2020. This report provides a general overview of the more consequential legislation approved during the brief number of session days held during the second year of the 101st General Assembly.