STATE NEWS

Pritzker: Latest COVID-19 surge has likely peaked

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday, Jan. 19 that he is “cautiously optimistic” that the recent surge in COVID-19 cases spurred by the omicron variant has peaked,…

Speaker names new house budget negotiation team

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch announced a new House budget negotiation team Tuesday, Jan. 18 led by House Majority Leader and chief budgeteer Greg…

New 464 area code is coming 708 area code region

Starting on Friday, Jan. 21, customers in the 708 area code overlay region may be assigned a number in the new 464 area code when they request new service or an additional line. The…

Illinois schools face worsening educator shortage

SPRINGFIELD – School officials across Illinois say a shortage of teachers and substitutes is forcing them to cancel course offerings, move them online or fill open positions with…

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