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SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 593 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 55 additional confirmed deaths. more
CHICAGO—Adult Redeploy Illinois (ARI) celebrates its 10th anniversary this week, marking a decade of decarceration efforts rooted in results-oriented programs serving justice-involved individuals across the state. Since program inception, more than 6,500 participants have been diverted from prison to community-based supervision (probation) and services to address their criminogenic needs and reduce recidivism. more
Springfield – To ensure Illinois school districts have the necessary tools to effectively carry out remote learning and other necessary operations during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker signed SB 1569 into law to provide support for educators, students, and families. more
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) says that the unemployment rate fell -2.0 percentage points to 15.2 percent, while nonfarm payrolls added +62,200 jobs in May, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. The April monthly change in payrolls was revised from the preliminary report from -762,200 to -738,600 jobs. The April unemployment rate was also revised from the preliminary report, from 16.4 percent to 17.2 percent, as a result of large monthly revisions to unemployed and employed in April. more
SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday he will extend a moratorium on evictions in the state until July 31, and a new state grant program that will begin in August to give assistance to those who are behind on rent. more
Chicago — Today, Governor JB Pritzker joined members of the Black, Latino and Asian Caucuses of the state legislature and small business owners to announce a package of state grant programs to support communities and businesses impacted by the pandemic and recent civil unrest. more
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 546 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 87 additional confirmed deaths. more
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Republican Party wants to be excluded from the state’s social gathering restrictions, alleging in a federal lawsuit this week that churches and political demonstrations already enjoy such exclusions. more
SPRINGFIELD — New permanent regulations that govern licensed firearms dealers in Illinois have finally been approved 18 months after Gov. JB Pritzker signed the bill into law. The General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, or JCAR, gave its okay to the rules at a meeting Tuesday in Springfield. more
SPRINGFIELD – Attorney General Kwame Raoul has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Tuesday, and the governor plans to get retested as well. more
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