Daily Legal News Archive

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act gives the governor a ton of powers, and exempts health care workers and others from certain civil liability during a pending or actual disaster.

From: 
Chicago Sun-Times

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has expanded eligibility for inmates’ medical furloughs in hopes of minimizing the spread of COVID-19 in state prisons.

From: 
Journal Gazette & Times-Courier

Walmart has been hit with a lawsuit, accusing it of not doing enough to prevent the COVID-19-related death of at least one of two employees at its Evergreen Park store confirmed to have died from complications associated with the disease.

From: 
Cook County Record

The Morgan County jail and the Illinois Department of Corrections’ Jacksonville Correctional Center have been taking measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus through their halls.

From: 
The Telegraph

Local governing boards are still scrambling to figure out how to conduct essential business and hold public meetings normally required by law.

From: 
Star Courier