Ill State News

HFS halts new enrollees in Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors program

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) announced today that as the Health Benefits for Immigrant Seniors program nears 16,500 individuals, a temporary pause on new enrollees will take effect Nov. 6.   HFS previously announced that new HBIS enrollment would be temporarily paused at 16,500 individuals, an enrollment benchmark the program is expected to reach […]

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Illinois State Police fight back against vehicle hijacking and motor vehicle thefts

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police (ISP) is targeting vehicle theft, hijacking, and related violence crimes using a $10 million Illinois Vehicle Hijacking and Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention and Insurance Verification Council grant from the Illinois Secretary of State.   “To stop vehicle theft and hijacking crimes, the Illinois State Police utilizes increased patrol presence, air operations

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Gov. Pritzker joins Electrification Coalition for Illinois Electric Vehicle Policy Bootcamp

CHICAGO—Governor JB Pritzker joined several local stakeholders today for the Illinois Medium- and Heavy- Duty Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy Bootcamp hosted by the Electrification Coalition.   The event was an opportunity for Illinois legislators, companies, and environmental organizations to convene to advance Illinois’ commitment to fighting climate change with transitions to zero-emission vehicles.   “As

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Gov. Pritzker announces tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by the conflict in the Middle East

CHICAGO – Gov. JB Pritzker has announced tax relief for individuals and businesses affected by the attacks that took place in Israel a week ago and the resulting Israeli-Palestinian conflict.   Impacted taxpayers may request to waive penalties and interest with the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) if they cannot file their returns or make

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ISP urges vigilance, awareness against violence and hate crimes in wake of Middle East conflict

CHICAGO – As the Israeli-Hamas conflict continues, the Illinois State Police (ISP) continues coordinating statewide law enforcement communications and activity in response to the elevated level of threats of violence and hate crimes related to the current conflict.   ISP reminds the public of the importance of remaining vigilant against hate crime activity and potential terrorism. 

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Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology’s Adam Ford honored with State Cybersecurity Award

SPRINGFIELD – The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has named Adam Ford, Statewide Chief Information Security Officer at the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) as the recipient of the 2023 Thomas M. Jarrett State Cybersecurity Leadership Award at their annual conference.   “Receiving the Thomas M. Jarrett State Cybersecurity Leadership Award

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IDFPR announces new acting director of professional regulation

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) announced today that Camile Lindsay will serve as the next Acting Director of Professional Regulation, pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate. Appointed by Governor JB Pritzker, Lindsay previously served in the Pritzker Administration as First Assistant Deputy Governor for infrastructure, public safety, environment, and energy.

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Deer prudence: Avoid the urge to swerve during their mating season

SPRINGFIELD – Fall in Illinois includes high school football, spectacular scenery as the leaves change colors and… the arrival of deer mating season. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources are reminding motorists to be alert for deer, which are entering their peak active season, especially at dawn and dusk now through

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ISVMA recognizes national Veterinary Technician Week Oct. 15-Oct. 21

SPRINGFIELD – Every pet deserves the best in health care, and the first caretaker that helps the animal isn’t necessarily your veterinarian: It is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT)!   The Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA) celebrates the vital services that CVTs provide for beloved pets/companion animals in veterinary clinics, hospitals, shelters, farms, zoos and

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Illinois launches $2.5 Million economic empowerment centers program

CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) have announced the launching of $2.5 million in funding for the new Illinois Economic Empowerment Centers Program (EEC). Eligible career education agencies and non-profit organizations can now apply to serve as EECs to provide entrepreneurship training to prepare individuals from historically

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