Nearly twice as many people moved out of Illinois last year as those who moved in, according to the latest migration study from moving company United Van Lines, ranking the Land of Lincoln as No. 3 among “Most Moved From States” in 2020.
Pritzker says starting on January 15, 2021, any region that has met the COVID-19 metrics for reducing mitigations will be able to move away from the current Tier 3 mitigations, which have been in effect statewide since November 20, 2020.
The previous mask mandate established through an emergency rule to the Control of Communicable Disease Code expired on January 3, 2021. However, a subsequent emergency rule was filed January 4, 2021 and is in effect for 150 days.
Artist Jason Mack helped lead the team and calls it a “work of love” that has prompted thousands of visitors. Workers would put crushed green-bottle glass into a propane-heated mobile glass furnace and would then add it to the tree.
More than one-third of home decoration fires are started by candles. The NFPA also reports that US fire departments responded to an average of 780 home structure fires per year that began with decorations between 2013-2017.
Pritzker said he has sent notice to all cabinet directors to prepare for the possibility of cuts of at least 5 percent for the current fiscal year as well was to submit a potential fiscal year 2022 spending outlay with a reduction in appropriations of 10 percent.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) announced that applications for rental assistance are now available for renters who have lost a job or income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the coronavirus pandemic impacts the way education will look for the foreseeable future, the Golden Apple Foundation is partnering with schools across the state to address an issue plaguing the system: teacher shortages.
One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 14 people fatally shot — including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — and 63 more wounded, despite a concerted effort by the police department that included an additional 1,200 officers on the streets.
The Illinois Tollway today announced TOLLING 2020, a comprehensive tolling reform package featuring a significant reduction to the initial costs faced by motorists when tolls are left unpaid. The measures also include steep reductions in fines for those with outstanding violations while formalizing the COVID-19 pandemic relief period during which no violations will be assessed for unpaid tolls.
At a press conference in Chicago Wedneday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and state health officials announce 894 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 41 additional deaths. The list of deaths include a Winnebago County man in his 80s, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
The number of nonfarm jobs decreased over-the-year in May in all fourteen Illinois metropolitan areas, with six metro areas at record low payrolls, according to preliminary data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).
A Democratic state senator from the Milwaukee area posted video from Tuesday night’s protest that he says shows the moments leading up to an attack that left him injured and suffering from a possible concussion.
Because of the terrible toll taken by the coronavirus on older people in nursing homes and other institutions, the 93-year-old Navy veteran and his loved ones had to stay on opposite sides of a plexiglass barrier and talk by phone at the assisted-living home outside San Francisco where he is a resident.
All four regions of the state are currently on track to move into Phase 4 on June 26 as the state continues to make progress in reducing new COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. The average seven-day statewide case positivity rate has fallen to just 2.5 percent as of June 20, according to Gov. Pritzker's office.
With COVID restrictions being lifted for elective procedures and patients returning in mass for medical treatments, surgeries have spiked and blood centers across the state are struggling to keep up with the demand for blood.
Nearly 500 people have joined a Facebook group that supports petitioning the city of Edwardsville to tear down a Ninian Edwards statue and also rename a plaza with his moniker, according to The Edwardsville Intelligencer.
The 19th Judicial Circuit Court suspended marriages and civil unions in March to protect the health of the public but it was scheduled to start officiating weddings and civil unions — virtually — on Monday.