STATE NEWS

COVID-19 cases drop in Illinois over last week

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Friday, Jan. 21 reported 183,722 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase…

Statewide unemployment rate down in December

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced Friday, Jan. 21 that the unemployment rate fell -0.4 percentage point to 5.3 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased…

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…

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