SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Governor JB Pritzker today announced 2021 Boat Access Area Development grants totaling $721,500 have been awarded to five communities. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Natural Resources Advisory Board reviewed grant requests totaling more than $1.4 million and recommended awarding funding... Read More.
Building on Partnerships with FQHCs and Safety Net Hospitals, New Phase of Program to Help Reach Rural and Underserved Communities MORRIS - Building on efforts to ensure the equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine across Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker and the... Read More.
State steps up small business supports to help more reach funds available through new round of PPP, forthcoming EIDL Advance and Shuttered Venue Operators grant programs SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker today announced new investments by the State of Illinois to help more... Read More.
Deloitte to Offer Free Credit Monitoring to All Claimants Possibly Impacted SPRINGFIELD – After working with Deloitte to investigate a glitch in the system it built for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today notification will begin to go out... Read More.
Grants Will Help Communities Build Capacity for Remote Learning, Work from Home and Other Essential Elements of Digital Access During the COVID-19 Pandemic SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Office of Broadband today announced the new Illinois Connected Communities grant program designed... Read More.
More Than 50,000 PUA Claims Filed in First Three Days of Launch SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) today released new statewide data showing the department processed 72,671 new initial claims for regular unemployment benefits during the week ending May 9.... Read More.
Citizens are working together to send a message to those who they say want to close or restrict access to an area they love. A petition has been added online at https://www.ipetitions.com on behalf of citizens and visitors of Maunie stating they oppose and... Read More.
Governor Bruce Rauner signed bipartisan legislation today that protects safety net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for quality healthcare to more than three million Illinoisans. Senate Bill 1773 ensures the state will continue to receive federal matching funds to offer... Read More.
Early this morning, Congress passed a short-term extension to the FY18 spending bill that included a deal to lift budget caps for FY18 and FY19 budgets, enabling appropriators to work to finalize FY18 spending bills. The budget agreement allows for an increase of at... Read More.
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) has asked Nintendo to restrict the internet augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, from any of its IDVA Veteran Homes properties and will ask the public not to play the game on these grounds as well. "We are concerned... Read More.