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Monday, November 9, 2020
Week in Review: COVID-19, ethics, taxes & more

COVID-19All of Illinois now under enhanced mitigation; statewide positive case counts number more than 10,000 per day. The cases are only a small fraction of the tens of thousands of tests…


Monday, November 2, 2020
Virtual job fairs for veterans planned for next week

Illinois workNet has partnered with the Illinois Department of Employment Security to hold a statewide multi-employer Virtual Job Fair. The event is slated to take place over four days the…


Monday, October 26, 2020
The Week in Review for October 23

COVID-19 New numbers show “second wave” of viral transmission in Illinois.  The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has now reported results from more than 7.0 million coronavirus tests performed…


Friday, October 16, 2020
Week in Review: Ethics, COVID-19, budget and more…

ETHICS As election approaches, taxpayer-funded ethics reform commission falls silent.  The Illinois taxpayer money that funds the General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Ethics and Lobbying Reform was used to hold…


Thursday, October 15, 2020
Department of Labor reminding Illinoisans about grain bin safety

With harvest season underway the Illinois Department of Labor is reminding farmers to use caution around grain bins. Grain bin entrapments were the cause of 23 deaths in the United…


Tuesday, October 13, 2020
DCFS Launches Enhanced, Streamlined Online System for Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

The Department of Children and Family Services enhanced and streamlined its online reporting system and optimized its website for easier submissions through mobile phones to make reporting allegations of neglect…


Monday, October 5, 2020
Grants available for agriculture businesses hit hard by COVID-19

Applications for funding are now available from the Illinois Department of Agriculture for livestock producers and small meat and poultry plants as a part of the state’s Business Interruption Grant…


Friday, October 2, 2020
Week in Review: Ethics, COVID-19, budget and more

ETHICS House Special Investigating Committee questions ComEd about Madigan bribery scheme; former ComEd VP pleads guilty in federal court.  An executive from Commonwealth Edison, Chicago’s largest electric utility, testified to…


Tuesday, September 29, 2020
New grant allocation for child care providers

An additional $114 million in grants will be available for child care providers across the state through the Business Interruption Grants (BIG) program, the second round of funding dedicated to…


Monday, September 28, 2020
Week in Review: Battling corruption, flu shot, jobs & more

ETHICSHouse Special Investigating Committee to hear from ComEd. The Chicago electric utility holding company is one of the focal points of the Committee’s investigation into allegations that House Speaker Michael J….