State Week: Illinois Sends Message To Schools About Mask Mandate
With students returning to classrooms, the State of Illinois was quick to send a message this week. The State Board of Education moved to strip a suburban private school that had planned to ignore the new mask requirement of its recognition status.
Illinois, like most of the country, is seeing a rise in cases due to the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant. That has led the Pritzker Administration to demand vaccinations among frontline state workers.
But how many Illinois lawmakers have been vaccinated? We'll talk about a new survey and what it shows about representatives and senators.
And, new census data is out. We break down the numbers.
Our panel features host Sean Crawford, Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, Emeritus Professor Charlie Wheeler and guest Tony Arnold, who covers government and politics for WBEZ.