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Pritzker extends moratorium on evictions

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued an executive order Friday extending the statewide moratorium on residential evictions for another 30 days. Pritzker first put a hold on residential evictions through an executive order on March 20,…

Illinois Lottery joins fight against breast cancer

SPRINGFIELD -- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and for the 15th year, the Illinois Lottery is joining in the fight against breast cancer with the launch of its latest Carolyn Adams Ticket for the Cure specialty instant ticket. All…

Public officials issue recommendations for holidays

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health, on Wednesday, issued recommendations on how to celebrate the holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic. “COVID-19 has changed the way we work, live, and play, and will now change how we…

Illinois Senate committee tackles prison reform

SPRINGFIELD — The state Senate Criminal law Committee and Special Committee on Public Safety held a joint hearing Tuesday, calling on experts to provide evidence-based recommendations for enhancing public safety and making prisons more…

Illinois receives $12.8M from FEMA for COVID-19 recovery

CHICAGO -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that $12,864,480 in federal funding has been made available to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) for support of…

Illinois unemployment rate falls to 11.3%

SPRINGFIELD -- The unemployment rate in Illinois fell to 11.3% in July as the coronavirus pandemic’s grip on the state’s economy showed signs of easing. The Illinois Department of Employment Security said the number of nonfarm jobs in…

Pritzker rolls back COVID-19 restrictions in Metro East

METRO EAST -- Beginning on Tuesday in the Metro East area there won’t be any dancing or standing inside bars and restaurants allowed, and any group meetings or social events must be kept to no more than 25 people. Gov. J.B. Pritzker…