Rebecca Anzel, Sauk Valley Media

Rebecca Anzel

Sauk Valley Media

Minneapolis, MN, United States

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Past articles by Rebecca:

It's official: Restaurants, bars can serve cocktails to go

Pritzker signed law providing relief to 'some of the hardest hit' establishments Tuesday → Read More

What you should know as Illinois readies to enter ‘Recovery’ phase

Changes coming Friday as state incrementally reopens amid pandemic → Read More

Rep. Darren Bailey gains U.S. attorney general's office as an ally in case against Pritzker

Federal attorneys urge court to knock lawsuit back to Clay County or rule in favor of Bailey → Read More

Health care advocates say legal lifting of stay-at-home order would be ‘devastating’

Restriction has prevented catastrophes in Illinois hospitals, they say in court filing → Read More

Bailey, attorney say new info a ‘game changer’ in case against stay-at-home order

Republican lawmaker has suit sent back to circuit court, where it will be amended → Read More

State reaches COVID-19 testing goal for third straight day as cases rise

The state reported more than 10,000 novel coronavirus tests completed for the third day in a row Sunday, leading to 2,126 more positive cases of the virus in Illinois. → Read More

Schools to remain closed for academic year as Pritzker says virus not yet at peak

Following the lead of nearby states, Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday announced Illinois' public and private schools will remain shuttered for the rest of the school year. → Read More

Pritzker admin forecasts multibillion-dollar budget hole

Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration estimates state revenues will come up billions of dollars shorter than expected this fiscal year and next due to the novel coronavirus's economic impact. → Read More

Renewal deadlines for gun owners, drivers extended

Gun owners now have more time to renew a firearm owners identification card and concealed carry license in Illinois. Emergency rules filed by the Illinois State Police ease renewal requirements during the novel coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Virtual mental, physical health services announced by state

Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration announced new initiatives Saturday to extend telehealth services and mental health support throughout the state to support people who are coping, either physically or mentally, with COVID-19. → Read More

Pritzker says COVID-19 rules unlikely to ease by April's end

Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Thursday, one month since he issued a state of emergency, it is "unlikely" his stay-at-home order can be lifted safely before April 30 and organizers of large summer events "need to think seriously" about canceling. → Read More

Illinois records 128 new coronavirus cases in one day

The number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Illinois almost doubled overnight, from 160 cases to 288, the state's Department of Public Health announced Wednesday. → Read More

Report: Illinois underfunds tobacco cessation program

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois compared favorably to other states in a report by a national advocacy group evaluating cancer reduction policies in all but one area — funding for its cessation → Read More

Illinois secretary of state wants protection of undocumented immigrants made law

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ secretary of state is pursuing legislation to codify the office’s long-held policy of not giving federal agencies full access to its database of driver’s license photographs as → Read More

Abortion rights advocates take aim at parental notification requirement for minors

The law, opponents say, provides safeguards for minors seeking an abortion. Proponents argue the requirement should be scrapped. → Read More

Pritzker signs Reproductive Health Act into law, making Illinois a ‘beacon’

CHICAGO — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker made Illinois the most liberal state in the U.S. for access to reproductive health care with the stroke of 20 pens Wednesday at the → Read More

Illinois abruptly shifts left in 2019 with Democratic governor Pritzker at the helm

Illinois Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker has enjoyed a productive start to his campaign, passing several key measures. Perhaps most notable, he passed a budget with more than $1 billion in new spending. → Read More

Illinois lurches left in 2019 legislative session

In first year as governor, Pritzker pushes through far-reaching agenda → Read More

Illinois’ Catholic bishops denounce state’s passage of bill expanding abortion rights

Illinois Catholic Church Bishops & Cardinal Blase Cupich in Chicago are upset that lawmakers passed the Reproductive Health Act during the legislative session. The bill protects womens rights, legislators say. → Read More

Illinois’ Catholic leaders denounce passage of Reproductive Health Act

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ dioceses have condemned the General Assembly’s passage of an abortion repeal-and-replace measure headed for the governor’s desk. → Read More