Illinois Insights: An Update from Cozen O’Connor (8/7)

August 7, 2023


Gov. Pritzker takes bill action 

On Friday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed nearly 100 bills. Find the complete list of signed bills here.

Additionally, the governor vetoed a workplace privacy verification bill (SB 1515) that would place restrictions on the use of E-Verify and related applications by employers, citing “irreconcilable drafting errors.”

“At the request of the sponsors and advocates, I will veto Senate Bill 1515,” Pritzker said in his veto message. “The bill is intended to increase protections for workers. However, due to irreconcilable drafting errors, the bill will have an adverse effect on the workers it seeks to protect. I look forward to working together with sponsors and advocates to craft legislation to increase worker protections.”


Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs law to strengthen protections for Illinois temp workers: “The legislation, signed Friday by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, amends the state’s day and temporary labor services law to require workers employed by staffing agencies to be paid the same as company employees they work alongside in comparable jobs once the temp workers have worked for a company for 90 days,” by the Chicago Tribune.

Pritzker Administration Announces Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Recipients Across Illinois: “Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) announced the recipients for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Public Infrastructure and Housing Rehabilitation,” from the Office of Gov. JB Pritzker.

Changes in personal property replacement tax distribution weigh heavy on upcoming Cook County budget: “The 2024 Cook County budget will be affected significantly by a change in how the state will allocate the county’s portion of personal property replacement tax (PPRT) revenue. While the revenue the county has gotten from PPRT spiked in recent years, the county is expecting that revenue to drop heading into the next fiscal year,” by The Daily Line.

Federal judge blocks controversial law targeting ‘misinformation’ at anti-abortion pregnancy centers: “Northern District of Illinois federal Judge Iain Johnston issued a temporary injunction late Thursday blocking a law passed in SB1909 that creates guidelines under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act for ‘crisis pregnancy centers,’ defined in the law as ‘limited service pregnancy centers’ that don’t provide abortion,” by The Daily Line.

Gov. Pritzker Signs Bills Expanding Protections for Native Americans in Illinois: “Governor JB Pritzker signed three bills today offering increased protections for Native and Indigenous Illinoisans,” from the Office of Gov. JB Pritzker.



Chicago Police Board’s disciplinary power undercut by arbitrator’s ruling: “The ruling allows officers accused of the most serious wrongdoing to bypass the board, taking their cases to an independent arbitrator behind closed doors,” by the Chicago Sun-Times.

40 to 50 Migrants Arrive to Chicago by Bus Daily, Officials Say: “In all, more than 12,000 people have arrived in the city since last August, mostly from Central and South America,” by WTTW.


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