An analysis of the week in Illinois politics and government from the NPR Illinois Statehouse bureau.
State Week: COVID-19 health emergency to officially end in May
This week, Gov. JB Pritzker announced the COVID-19 public health emergency will officially end May 11, the same day a national proclamation will expire. Our panel provides some context to the historic decision.
State Week: Lawsuits keep coming against the assault weapons law
The legal action is happening at both the state and federal level.
State Week: Legal challenges to new gun law
Separate lawsuits have been filed against Illinois' ban on semiautomatic weapons.
State Week: Assault weapons ban pushback
After Gov. JB Pritzker signed a prohibition on the sale of assault style guns and large capacity magazines, numerous sheriffs publicly stated they view the new law as unconstitutional and they don't plan to enforce it. Our State Week panel discusses the situation.
State Week: Assault weapons ban advances
The measure gained more support after a deadly mass shooting in Highland Park last summer.
State Week: The year in review
It was a good year for Democrats. Not so much for Republicans. We look back on the year in Illinois government and politics.
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