To the Editor: The cost of a gap year could come back to haunt you College students have a decision to make this... Read More.
(Bloomington, IL) -- The Illinois High School Association is planning to restructure its sports calendar for the upcoming school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All sports will be played over truncated fall, winter, spring, and summer seasons. The IHSA has placed golf, girls... Read More.
The mystery seeds that have been showing up in the mail from China and other countries are now being seen in Illinois. The Illinois Department of Agriculture released a statement Tuesday asking anyone who receives seeds they didn't order to contact them. People are... Read More.
BIG economic recovery program deploys $270 million to help child care businesses reopen safely amidst ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, giving preference to hard-hit communities CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today announced $270 million in funding is available... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD – The State of Illinois will distribute more than 60,000 cloth masks to State agencies, boards and commissions to protect the health and safety of employees returning to the workplace. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Central Management Services (CMS), and the Illinois... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD – As temperatures continue to rise, many Illinoisans are looking for ways to cool off. While many pools and beaches are closed this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, home pools, either permeant or pop-up, are still in use. If families plan... Read More.
Federal Guidelines Make Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program Susceptible to Fraud SPRINGFIELD – IDES has uncovered and is investigating a widespread fraud scheme that is being conducted nationwide, impacting each state’s federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) programs, implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... Read More.
A federal lawsuit against Illinois State Police filed Tuesday seeks to force the agency to comply with the 30-day requirement for Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification Card applications, or drop the program altogether. Lawmakers in some parts of the state say one of the major... Read More.
Despite fewer cars on the roads because of pandemic restrictions, traffic crashes are becoming more deadly. The National Safety Council reports a 23.5 percent increase in the fatality rate in May compared to last year. That’s despite the number of miles driven in May... Read More.
We told you yesterday about a potential fraud scheme that locals were reporting both to us and local law enforcement. You can read the story here. https://www.wrul.com/local-news/community-members-report-receiving-unsolicited-ides-prepaid-debit-cards/ Wednesday morning, IDES confirmed exactly that and issued the following press release: IDES has uncovered and... Read More.