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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 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…

Communities yet to claim majority of federal CARES Act money

SPRINGFIELD -- Local officials are having trouble getting their share of federal aid from the state of Illinois but the agency responsible for divvying up the funds says the process is underway. Illinois received $815 million from the…