Springfield, IL…After several hours of debate, State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) voted to oppose Senate Bill 1863 that mandates an expanded vote by mail program and unsecure curbside voting as well as would expand using more 16- and 17-year olds as election judges and... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate jumped +12.2 percentage points to 16.4 percent, while nonfarm payrolls shed -762,200 jobs in April, as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact Illinois businesses and households, based on preliminary data... Read More.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is announcing the opportunity for persons to bid on the contract to perform gate attendant services, in the Rend Lake campgrounds, during the 2020 recreation season. Rend Lake will be awarding contracts for two positions. Both... Read More.
Medal of Honor recipient says his decoration belongs to those who never made it home By Dr. Mark DePue It was February 23, 1945, when Corporal Hershel “Woody” Williams of the 3rd Marine Division earned an honored place in Marine Corps history. His unit was fighting... Read More.
Mattoon, ILL—On May 20, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced he is withdrawing his emergency rules criminalizing business owners with a Class A misdemeanor for violating ongoing executive orders. State Senator Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) issued the following statement on his actions: “Thank you to the citizens across the... Read More.
Testament to State’s Commitment to Advancing STEAM Programs Springfield, IL - Girls across Illinois, despite the transition to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, have persevered in their cybersecurity learning through the Girls Go CyberStart (GGCS) program. Out of the 385 girls from Illinois that... Read More.
MARYVILLE, Illinois – Reflecting the trying times we are enduring, an oil painting titled "War Paints" by Red Hill High School's Lydia Higgins has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for the 15th District of Illinois, Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15)... Read More.
Louisville – It has come to the attention of State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) that over the first five days of the new Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) application program to file for unemployment benefits, personal information involving the... Read More.
CHICAGO/SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) released new guidance to help families support their loved ones with developmental disabilities. Persons with disabilities can rely on reasonable accommodations in Illinois hospitals during their treatment, which is more important than ever during the COVID-19... Read More.