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Perspectives on Progress: Rep. Jones warns lawmakers cannot ‘legislate morality’ Perspectives on Progress: Rep. Jones warns lawmakers cannot ‘legislate morality’

Perspectives on Progress: Rep. Jones warns lawmakers cannot ‘legislate morality’

The recognition that institutional racism exists in Illinois’ law enforcement, education system and houses of worship, for example, came as “an awakening” for many residents, Rep. Thaddeus Jones said, and it will be impossible for the state to “move forward” until Illinoisans confront those issues by having honest conversations.

As state enters Phase 4 Friday, Pritzker ‘not afraid’ to move backwards if COVID-19 cases surge As state enters Phase 4 Friday, Pritzker ‘not afraid’ to move backwards if COVID-19 cases surge

As state enters Phase 4 Friday, Pritzker ‘not afraid’ to move backwards if COVID-19 cases surge

Gov. JB Pritzker announced a new tool to track county-by-county progress in the fight against coronavirus pandemic Thursday, but as the state readied to enter the next phase of reopening, he also warned that he would not hesitate to move certain regions backward if progress subsides.

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