Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday ordered a review of state spending on immigrant services, alleging there was reason to believe former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration had intentionally held back funds earmarked to help immigrants. Meanwhile, a new report from Columbia University found that Black “emerging adults” are “incarcerated at a rate 9.4 times greater than their white peers in Illinois.” The state has also fined 117 nursing homes for violations during the last three months of 2018, the Department of Public Health said Thursday.
Gov. JB Pritzker signs an executive order on immigration spending at an Aurora immigrant welcoming center on Thursday. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]