Ill State News

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs announces third quarter, fiscal year 2024, Illinois Lottery veterans’ cash grants

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) announces nearly $700,000 in Veterans’ Cash Grant Program awards to Illinois organizations that provide vital services to veterans and their families across Illinois. Awardees will receive funding to address veteran homelessness, post-traumatic stress treatment, workforce development, education, transportation training, and community development programs. The recipients are: […]

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Dan Wagner elected chairman of the Illinois Chamber Board of Directors

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Wagner from The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc., as its new Board Chairman. Dan was elected to the position during today’s board meeting held at The Inland Real Estate Group in Oak Brook, Illinois.  

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Illinois awarded $1.8 million federal grant to improve access to transit in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced it has been awarded $1.8 million from the Federal Transit Administration to launch a pilot program in Southern Illinois with the goal of improving access to public transportation for people with disabilities, older adults and those with low incomes.   The grant, administered through the federal

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West Nile virus found in mosquitoes and birds in 13 Illinois counties; IDPH warns public to ‘Fight the Bite’

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding the public that along with the start of summer, mosquito season is underway in Illinois and with that comes the risk of West Nile virus (WNV), which has been reported in 13 counties around the state so far. The reminder comes as public health officials

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The Illinois African Descent-Citizens Reparations will begin a series of public hearings on July 13th

CHICAGO, Ill.—As we celebrate Juneteenth, the State of Illinois African Descent-Citizens Reparations Commission (ADCRC) announces the first of a series of public hearings it will host to discuss reparatory actions for Black Americans in Illinois who are descendants of American Chattel Slavery. This initial hearing will take place in Chicago on Saturday July 13th at Kennedy-King

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State of Illinois celebrates record-breaking export sales for 2023 and launches Governor’s export awards application

CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) have announced another record-breaking year with export sales over $78.7 billion in 2023. According to rankings by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Illinois continues to lead the Midwest as the top exporting state and fifth in the nation.   “Illinois is

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Illinois state police combats interstate shootings with technology

SPRINGFIELD – In 82% of interstate shootings this year, automated license plate readers (ALPRs) have helped Illinois State Police (ISP) identify an individual involved in or who witnessed the shooting. ​ That jumps to 100% for fatal interstate shootings. ​   “The use of automated license plate readers has been a game changer in investigating interstate

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IDPH warns Illinoisans to protect themselves from dangerously high heat

CHICAGO – With dangerously high levels of heat forecast across the state of Illinois in the coming days, including heat index forecasts approaching 100 degrees, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is warning Illinoisans to take preventive actions to avoid heat-related illnesses.   Exposure to extreme heat, and especially prolonged exposure, can cause serious health complications, including

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Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and Illinois Department of Agriculture release Illinois State Fairgrounds Master Plan

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA), in partnership with the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, has released a new master plan for the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield aimed at maintaining the core functions of the Fairgrounds while increasing its year-round events, attendance, and revenue generation.   “The Illinois State Fairgrounds draw hundreds of

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