Fast Hits: Illinois Information in Transient for March 31, 2021

The judge could decide the restaurant’s challenge in April

Attorneys at FoxFire restaurant outside Geneva expect a Sangamon County judge to challenge the governor’s COVID-19 orders within the next two weeks.

Attorney Greg Earl with Myers, Earl and Nelson said this could lead to a banking lawsuit.

He also said FoxFire needs more discovery because what has been made available to them by the governor’s office only raises more questions about the justification of the orders.

Senate Health Committee hears testimony after opioid deaths rise 30%

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on opioid overdoses as deaths have increased in Illinois.

The Senate Committee on Health Care Access and Availability heard statements from several witnesses related to the crisis, including representatives from the health, justice and social work sectors.

State officials said the number of people killed by the Illinois opioid epidemic in 2020 was 2,872, a 30% increase from 2019.

Rabine announces candidacy

An Illinois businessman has officially thrown his hat in the ring to run for the Republican governor nomination.

Gary Rabine officially published his offer on Tuesday.

Rabine says he started more than 30 small businesses in Illinois with the Rabine Group.

He joins a field with former Senator Paul Schimpf and Senator Darren Bailey.

Worker-sponsored offering to save the advances of Illinois nuclear power plants

A coalition of working groups and state legislators want to revise the state’s plans for renewable energies while keeping the state’s nuclear fleet running.

However, it is not clear how much the ambitious change would cost interest payers.

A measure sponsored by Climate Jobs Illinois is similar to the Clean Energy Jobs Act, which aims to promote 100% renewable energy. It differs in its concessions to work.

Burial plans established for the Illinois State Police officer

Funeral plans have been announced for Illinois policeman Todd Hanneken, who died on duty on March 25.

ISP announced that a service will be held in Mt. Zion Thursday morning. The funeral will be private. Henneken died in a single vehicle accident in Bondville.

In 2018 he received the Medal of Honor from the ISP for pulling a man out of a burning vehicle. He survived from a wife and two sons.

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