SPRINGFIELD – To address the educator shortage that Illinois faces, and a pandemic that has changed the educational experience for all students, Gov. JB Pritzker recently signed Executive Order 2020-31 to help teacher, paraprofessional, and other educator candidates gain licensure and join the workforce. “This is... Read More.
Initial Claims Continuing to Slow as Department Prepares for PUA to Go Live SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new statewide data showing the department processed 74,476 new initial unemployment claims for the week ending May 2, and with... Read More.
Rend Lake - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is announcing that the Rend Lake Dam/Spillway Bridge will be closed to all through traffic from 7:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13. In the event of inclement weather the... Read More.
(Davenport, IA) -- If you already have tomatoes in the pot, you'd better protect them. A huge swath of Illinois and the tri-state, are going under a freeze warning tonight and into tomorrow morning. Forecasters say temperatures will be in the low 30s. The... Read More.
(Chicago, IL) -- Illinois Governor JB Pritzker understands that the coronavirus will cause a budget crisis in the state. But he's not ready to cut state spending. The governor yesterday said, if anything, state government needs to look to protect state agencies and programs.... Read More.
The governor is reacting to another lawsuit filed against his stay-at-home order. Running Central, a running and clothing store in Peoria, reportedly filed a lawsuit seeking an exemption from the order. Pritzker said anyone can file a lawsuit, and said local shoppers shouldn't shop... Read More.
CHICAGO – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement Wednesday: “First and foremost, we need to ensure the health and safety of members, staff and the general public is considered at all times when thinking about a return to Springfield. While... Read More.
CHICAGO – May is Foster Parent Appreciation Month in Illinois, a time to thank the thousands of foster families across the state that have opened their homes to provide a temporary safe haven to abused and neglected children who have been placed in the... Read More.
PUA Portal to Launch on May 11 SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new instructions for 1099 workers who have lost work due to COVID-19. Workers who believe they may be eligible for new federal benefits under the Pandemic... Read More.
SOUTHERN IL – Three southern Illinois Republican legislators are sounding off on Governor JB Pritzker’s ‘regional’ approach to reopening the State of Illinois’ economy. Pritzker announced his 5 phase regional plan on Tuesday. State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) had this to say: “I am glad to... Read More.