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Springfield, Ill. — Today, Governor JB Pritzker issued a proclamation honoring June 19, 2020, as Juneteenth in the state of Illinois. more
CHICAGO – Landmarks Illinois has created a new grant fund in celebration of the life and work of acclaimed civil rights leader, educator, historian, author and WWII veteran, Timuel D. Black, Jr. more
SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker dissatisfied with Gov. JB Pritzker’s handling of the large number of COVID-19-related unemployment claims is calling on his colleagues to support an effort to remove the governor from office. more
SPRINGFIELD — While new unemployment claims remained historically high in the final week of May, the surge of new claims since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be starting to slow as a number of businesses begin to reopen after two months of forced closure. more
Chicago – As top researchers from Illinois’ higher education institutions continue to build out and improve the state’s coronavirus model with real-time data, Governor JB Pritzker released an updated statewide model and regional metrics tracking progress in the Restore Illinois reopening plan. more
For the first time since Illinois had its first reported case of COVID-19 in January, the state saw fewer deaths in a week than in the previous week. more
SPRINGFIELD – Summer schools can open with safety guidelines in place and state-run COVID-19 testing sites are now open to everyone. more
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois State Museum (ISM) announces "Red, White, and Blue Super Saturday" will occur online during the 4th of July weekend, Friday, July 3 to Monday, July 6, 2020. more
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,266 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 54 additional deaths. more
CHICAGO – June is Pride Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of LGBTQI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning and intersex) individuals throughout history. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is taking this time to highlight ways the department provides a safe and supportive place for LGBTQI+ staff and the youth and families served by the department. more
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