ILLINOIS NEWS: Pritzker’s chief of workers hopes the state will absolutely reopen by summer time Information
SPRINGFIELD, Ill .– JB Pritzker’s chief of staff, governor of Illinois, hopes the governor’s COVID-19 orders can be overturned “in a few months.”
Anne Caprara told a Senate committee Tuesday that to fully reopen, 5 million people, or 50% of the state’s population over the age of 16, would need to be fully vaccinated.
Although more than 70% of the state’s 65-year-old and older population will be vaccinated, the state is still in phase 4 of the governor’s five-phase reopening plan.
Lawmakers say the border crisis could affect Illinois
US Republican Representative Mary Miller says Illinois people should be concerned about increasing illegal immigration on the southern border.
Miller told WMAY that while Illinois is far from the southern border, state policies include undocumented benefits such as driver’s licenses and some public health funding, and that migrants here could be illegally drawn into the state.
Some travelers have to quarantine themselves when visiting Chicago
Starting Friday, travelers from Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Washington DC to Chicago must be quarantined for 10 days or test negative for COVID-19 no later than 72 hours prior to arrival.
Other states like Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Montana, North, and South Carolina are not subject to such restrictions, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The Illinois Supreme Court amends the eviction order from residential properties
The Illinois Supreme Court has been changing an order on residential evictions into the pandemic for more than a year.
One change states that a landlord’s challenge to a tenant’s trust in the moratorium must be made in a motion with specific facts, punishable by perjury.
The court said this is to make it clear that the landlord bears the burden of proof for the eviction.