The Illinois Supreme Court clarified a state privacy law. Illinois small businesses are the leading job creators. President Biden is giving Chicago extra time to replace lead pipes. A request for a mistrial in the case against former Chicago Ald. Ed Burke was denied. Also, residents are suing Evanston over rezoning for a new stadium development. Elk Grove Village passed an ordinance preventing migrants from returning to town. Finally, Illinois State Police launched a new online portal for corruption tips. 
Illinois Supreme Court: Health care workers exempt from biometric privacy law – Center Square
The health care industry is exempt from Illinois’ strict Biometric Information Privacy Act because of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, also known as HIPAA, according to a unanimous Illinois Supreme Court decision.

Numbers show small businesses leading job growth in Illinois – Center Square
The latest U.S. Census data for the state of Illinois shows small businesses are leading the way in terms of job growth as they added more than 51,000 jobs in 2022.

Biden allows Chicago much more time to replace lead water lines than other cities – Sun-Times
President Joe Biden is telling cities to replace their dangerous lead water pipes within a decade, though his plan does little to fix the public health threat in Chicago where it may take at least another 40 years to resolve.

Jurors hear ‘tuna’ recording for first time after judge in ex-Ald. Burke trial rejects request for mistrial – Chicago Tribune
The judge presiding over the landmark trial of ex-Ald. Ed Burke rejected the defense’s request for a mistrial, saying she trusts jurors to follow her instructions to ignore a witness’s off-the-cuff remark that Burke’s actions seemed “corrupt.”

Lawsuit filed against Evanston, citing ‘backroom deal’ over rezoning Northwestern’s Ryan Field – FOX 32 Chicsgo
A lawsuit was filed Thursday against Evanston, claiming the city harmed residents by cutting a “backroom deal” to rezone Northwestern’s Ryan Field to allow it to become an open-air entertainment venue.

‘We feel this is the best approach’: Elk Grove Village enacts new rules to prevent migrant stays – Daily Herald
Unlike their counterparts in Schaumburg and Rosemont, Elk Grove Village officials aren’t yet taxing long-term hotel stays, but have crafted a local ordinance of their own to prevent migrants from coming back to town.

State Police create online public corruption tipline – WCIA
To root out public corruption across the state, state police are trying a new way to report allegations to law enforcement.


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