Latest False Fact-checks in Illinois Facebook posts stated on September 8, 2023 in a Facebook post: A FEMA office in Chicago is proof of a conspiracy. Marjorie Taylor Greene stated on February 1, 2023 in a House committee hearing: Illinois “received $5.1 billion at an elementary school there that used it for equity and diversity.” Instagram posts stated on November 8, 2022 in Instagram post: ‘No Sharpies on ballots’ permitted for in-person voting in Illinois. Facebook posts stated on September 9, 2022 in a Facebook post: Under new Illinois law, these crimes are “nondetainable": “Burglary, robbery, arson, kidnapping, DUI offenses, even DUI involving a fatality, most drug offenses, and even 2nd degree murder.” Facebook posts stated on August 15, 2022 in a Facebook post: Rep. Adam Kinzinger “admits Trump won” the 2020 presidential election. Instagram posts stated on July 14, 2022 in an Instagram post: R. Kelly “missing after prison security verify he’s escaped beneath facility.” Facebook posts stated on July 5, 2022 in a Facebook post: Shooter in Highland Park, Illinois, “bought the gun illegally.” Facebook posts stated on July 4, 2022 in a Facebook post: Images show Highland Park shooter had antifa connection Marjorie Taylor Greene stated on July 5, 2022 in a tweet: Says an image shows the Highland Park shooting suspect "in jail or rehab or a psychiatric center" before the shooting. Facebook posts stated on May 31, 2022 in a Facebook post: Illinois high school to implement race-based grading system in 2022-2023 school year Mary Miller stated on April 8, 2022 in a tweet: The Biden Administration is engaging in extreme ‘woke’ politics by encouraging children to take chemical castration drugs and undergo surgeries, and they are lying to children by telling them puberty blockers are "reversible." Lori Lightfoot stated on December 31, 2021 in a year-end press release.: "Chicago maintained the lowest unemployment rate through most of 2021 of any large American city." Terri Bryant stated on September 21, 2021 in a radio interview: “75% of Republicans have been vaccinated” against COVID-19 in Illinois. Facebook posts stated on August 8, 2021 in a Facebook post: A slain Chicago police officer left behind a two-month-old baby. JB Pritzker stated on July 21, 2021 in a podcast interview: “You can't actually use ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds” to pay down state unemployment insurance fund deficits. Terri Bryant stated on July 13, 2021 in a radio interview: “You may be 55 years old in [Illinois] and a citizen and not eligible for Medicaid. But if you are an undocumented immigrant and 55 or older, you’re eligible for Medicaid.” Lori Lightfoot stated on June 28, 2021 in remarks at a press conference: Cook County’s criminal courts “have been shut down for 15 months.” Jim Oberweis stated on September 18, 2020 in an ad: Says U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood described riots as “beautiful protests.” Richard Durbin stated on August 23, 2020 in a radio interview: "We have a worse economy than any other country in the world that's going through COVID-19 by a factor of three." Facebook posts stated on August 26, 2020 in a Facebook post: “Feds Seize 19,888 Fake State Driver Licenses (Made in China) in Chicago O'Hare Airport - ALL Registered to Vote -- ALL Demorats!” Facebook posts stated on August 7, 2020 in a Facebook post: An Illinois couple who received five vote-by-mail applications can vote five times. Facebook posts stated on July 2, 2020 in a meme: People carrying guns can’t wear face masks to protect against the coronavirus because it’s a “class 4 felony.” Illinois Rising Action stated on June 23, 2020 in a TV ad: “While voters were distracted, (Gov. J.B.) Pritzker gave huge pay raises to his politician buddies.” Kimberly Lightford stated on May 15, 2020 in a TV interview: The novel coronavirus was “man-made.” Darin LaHood stated on May 1, 2020 in a TV interview: "93% of the (COVID-19) cases in the state of Illinois have come from Chicago." Facebook posts stated on March 30, 2020 in a Facebook post: Says certain states are banning the sale of alcohol. Jeanne Ives stated on January 29, 2020 in a press release: Says U.S. Rep. Sean Casten “demanded the impeachment of the Republican President before the Mueller report was even released.” Marie Newman stated on January 6, 2020 in an interview: Says U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski had "a part in" undoing a law that used to limit how long trains could idle at crossings. Mark Batinick stated on October 8, 2019 in a radio interview: Says California has "30% or a third of the country’s people living at or below the poverty level." Jeanne Ives stated on July 26, 2019 in a TV interview: Says ex-Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti "publicly did not stand in opposition to" former Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to sign a bill that expanded the public funding of abortions in Illinois.