SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois AFL-CIO, representing nearly 1 million working families across the state, today issued the following statement on the retirement of longtime Illinois House Speaker and State Representative Michael J. Madigan: “The Illinois AFL-CIO and all of organized labor in Illinois wish to sincerely... Read More.
SPRINGFIELD – While the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate fell -0.1 percentage point to 3.4 percent, a new record low, the state is responding to a surge of unemployment claims in March due to the impacts of COVID-19.... Read More.
People can better access a 1.5-mile segment of the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail near Hamburg Hill, thanks to a partnership between National Park Service and Forest Service. “The historic ruts at Hamburg Hill are nearly 20 feet deep and surrounded... Read More.
Flanked by school children and legislative leaders, Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed historic school funding legislation that puts children first and makes lasting changes that will help generations of children to come. “The passing of this historic legislation was no easy feat,... Read More.
The Lewis and Clark State Historic Site will celebrate the start of the explorers’ famous journey with three days of special events, including unique educational activities for children and a free festival for people of all ages. More than 800 fourth-graders will... Read More.
The state’s Cahokia Mounds and Vandalia Statehouse historic sites are expanding their days of operation to better serve visitors, Illinois History Preservation Agency Director Heidi Brown-McCreery announced Monday. “The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency constantly evaluates its resources and how we can best... Read More.
Historic sites across Illinois will celebrate the birthday of America’s greatest president with a weekend of music, dance, educational programming and, of course, cake. “Abraham Lincoln may have seemed average when he was born in a... Read More.
Raptors will take to the air and runners will hit the trail the weekend of Nov. 5-6 at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. The World Bird Sanctuary brings live birds of prey to Cahokia Mounds at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5.... Read More.
What could be better than exploring history on a beautiful autumn day? Exploring it with your dog. On Saturday, Sept. 24, the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site will hold its annual “Frontier Dog Walk,” letting folks bring their dogs as they... Read More.