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.
Though the ruling is part of a legal battle that started long before last month’s death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, it deals with many of the issues that demonstrators have raised at the widespread protests over Floyd’s death, racial inequality and police accountability.
Jobs not in the farming industry increased by 62,200 jobs in May, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
The funding aims to support programs and agencies to help working families and small businesses who have been hit the hardest by COVID-19’s economic impacts, which was compounded by recent property damage and civil unrest.
IDPH is now reporting both confirmed and probable cases and deaths on its website. Reporting probable cases will help show the potential burden of COVID-19 illness and efficacy of population-based non-pharmaceutical interventions.