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Monday, July 12, 2021
Scammers Are Impersonating Nearly Every Illinois State Department In Phishing Schemes

You may be getting weird, irritating fake text messages on your phone – and whatever you do, don’t click on them. CBS 2 in Chicago did some digging and found…


Saturday, July 3, 2021
Celebrate America’s Birthday!

Have a happy and safe 4th of July Weekend!


Monday, June 21, 2021
WGN: IDES on high alert after stopping 450 million attempts on their system in a week

So far, the head of IDES says the state has stopped about 1.7 million fake claims.  Add to that the millions of times scammers are trying to tap into the computer…


Tuesday, June 8, 2021
60 downloadable Illinois road trips for your summer vacation

The Illinois Office of Tourism is encouraging Illinoisans to hit the road across the Land of Lincoln this summer. To make it easy to put your road trip together, they…


Thursday, June 3, 2021
Daily Herald editorial: Ethics bill allows lawmakers to claim ‘reform’ but doesn’t build trust

These are issues lawmakers at minimum needed to address in order to rebuild public trust in state government, and “at minimum” is certainly how they addressed them. Read the full…


Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Illinois schools must return to the classroom this fall after state board vote

The Illinois State Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a resolution Wednesday that requires all student attendance days to be in-person, after school districts turned to remote learning this year because…


Monday, May 24, 2021
House Republicans demand IDES immediately reopen local offices

IDES closed doors to local offices early into the pandemic and haven’t opened them since. Illinois residents quickly turned to their local lawmakers for answers. Over a year later, they…


Friday, May 14, 2021
Democrats chart new legislative maps behind closed doors, but insist, ‘It’s nothing new, there’s no secret’

Standing outside the Democratic map room on Thursday, House Republicans blasted the majority for a redistricting process the GOP dubbed “the literal opposite of transparent.” Read more here from the…


Wednesday, May 12, 2021
IDES callback frustrations grow; lawmakers seeking answers left on hold

Since March, lawmakers have been pushing for virtual appointments with Illinois Department Of Employment Security (IDES) agents. And two months after sending a letter to Gov. JB Pritzker, everyone is…


Monday, May 10, 2021
What’s changing as Illinois moves into bridge phase of re-opening on Friday

The Bridge Phase will begin May 14, allowing for higher capacity limits at places like museums, zoos and spectator events as well as increased business operations during a transitional period…