SPRINGFIELD- One of the simplest and best ways to ensure ballot security and protect the integrity of elections from hackers is to bring back the use of paper ballots, according to State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville). Bailey has filed legislation mandating the return of... Read More.
To further prevent spread, face coverings use will be required during interactions with wait staff and food service workers CHICAGO—The State of Illinois today announced revised guidelines for restaurants and bar establishments statewide to operate safely and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. ... 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.
Receives $2.1 million for a 3-year campaign; Engage2Change Springfield – The Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) has launched a new public and professional awareness campaign to remind everyone about the importance of reporting suspected abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons ages 60 and older... Read More.
To help revive the shrinking populations of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators, the Illinois Department of Transportation is adjusting its mowing routine along state highways this spring and summer. The approach, part of IDOT’s overall effort to encourage green and sustainable practices in... Read More.
In an effort to protect taxpayers, Governor Bruce Rauner today vetoed legislation that creates a five-year pension funding fiscal cliff for Chicago's municipal and laborer pension funds that will lead to increased taxes for residents in the City of Chicago in 2023 and... Read More.
Governor Bruce Rauner and the Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) today announced a comprehensive state cybersecurity strategy as an important step toward the governor's vision for a cyber secure Illinois. The plan outlines five strategic goals with specific action plans to protect... Read More.
Recently the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H7 avian influenza in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Tennessee. This is the first confirmed case of high path avian influenza (HPAI)... Read More.
President Donald Trump’s administration needs to plainly say if it intends to crack down on the medical marijuana industry in Illinois, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today. The administration’s comment of “greater enforcement” of laws that could close banks that have a relationship with the... Read More.