Training grants now available to expand career training programs for youth at-risk for dropping out or falling behind on career preparation PEORIA, IL—Governor JB Pritzker today announced new investments to the Youth Career Pathways program that will expand training for Illinois youth who... Read More.
Additional lanes made possible by Gov. Pritzker’s historic capital program MOUNT VERNON – The Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that the ongoing and future expansion of Interstate 57 from Mount Vernon to Johnston City highlights a commitment to improve safety, reduce congestion and encourage economic... Read More.
Funds to Boost Outreach, Training and Professional Guidance Available at No Cost for Small Businesses throughout Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced a new $7.3 million investment from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for... Read More.
Ridgway officials recently welcomed Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) to the village, where he got a look at the police department's new black and white SUV. Purchase of the vehicle was made possible by a $25,000 grant from the... 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.
Addressing gatherings at nuclear power plants in Cordova and Clinton, Gov. Bruce Rauner today celebrated the jobs saved and gains made one year in to the state’s tenure with the Future Energy Jobs Act. “Today we are here... Read More.
Gov. Bruce Rauner stressed the need to further strengthen the U.S.-Japan relationship at today’s launch of the 49th Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference. The conference, which continues through Tuesday, unites business, education and government leaders in an effort to further... Read More.
The White County Board met for their regular August meeting Tuesday night at the White County Courthouse. Ambulance Service Director Adam Allen was not present, as he was attending the Wayne County Board meeting after it was announced that their Board wished to dissolve a... Read More.
A shift in investment strategy that embraced longer-term investments and higher yields allowed the state to more than double its investment income to $26 million in the first quarter of this year, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. The shift is possible after an... Read More.
Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs today announced a groundbreaking partnership that brings together 14 states to encourage individuals to invest money on behalf of people with a disability or blindness without jeopardizing their federal disability benefits. Illinois leads the National Achieving a Better Life Experience... Read More.