Governor JB Pritzker

New Illinois law bans smoking in vehicles with anyone under 18

Original article written by Jean Kang for WGN Channel 9 News, published on August 24th, 2019. Link to original article can be found HERE SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation Friday, which prohibits smoking in vehicles with anyone under 18. According to Bill HB2276, it will be illegal to inhale, exhale, burn…

Illinois Lawmaker is Optimistic New EpiPen Law Will Lower Costs, Despite Critics’ Concerns

Original article written by Christine Herman for Illinois Public Media on August 21st, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Representative Carroll was also interviewed by their radio show, “The 21st”.  Link to the audio may be found HERE Illinois will soon require insurers to cover EpiPens and similar devices for children 18 and under.…

Illinois becomes first state to require insurers to cover EpiPens for kids, but questions remain about costs

Original story written by Lisa Schencker for the Chicago Tribune on August 14th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE Photo credit to Rich Pedroncelli for the Associated Press. Health insurance companies will have to cover life-saving EpiPens or similar devices for kids with allergies under a new state law that takes effect…

Cruel cosmetics banned in Illinois; third U.S. state to do so after California, Nevada

Original Article written by Kitty Block and Sara Amundson for the Humane Society of the United States Blog on August 13th, 2019. Link to original article may be found HERE By Kitty Block and Sara Amundson The United States has moved one step closer to ending unnecessary cosmetics testing on animals, as Illinois becomes the…

Pritzker signs law letting McHenry County voters dissolve townships

Original article written by Steve Zalusky for the Daily Herald on 8/9/19. Photo taken from Blue Room Stream. Link to original article may be found HERE Gov. J.B. Pritzker is using McHenry County as a test case for the consolidation of local government. The governor signed into law Friday a bill that will hand taxpayers…

New Study Finds Prevalence of Sesame Allergy, as Illinois Becomes First State to Mandate Sesame Labeling on Packaged Foods

Original Article published by Food and Drug Law at Keller and Heckman LLP on August 7th, 2019 for the National Law Review. Link to original story may be found HERE A new study by researchers from Northwestern University found that 0.49% of Americans, or 1.5 million children and adults, reported having an allergy to sesame, based on…

Sesame Allergy Rates Are Increasing: Here’s What to Know

Original story written by Kristen Fischer on August 2nd, 2019, for Healthline.com Link to original article may be found HERE   Sesame allergy is more common than most people may think, according to a new studyTrusted Source published today in JAMA Network Open. More than 1 million children and adults in the United States have the allergy,…

Property Tax Relief is Next ‘Think Big’ Idea for Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Illinois Lawmakers to Face

Original article written by Rick Pearson for the Chicago Tribune on June 10th, 2019. Link to original story may be found HERE. Photo Credit to Brian Cassella, staff photographer for the Chicago Tribune. Gov. J.B. Pritzker hailed the accomplishments of state lawmakers for checking off the major items of his “think big” agenda this spring, saying…
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