Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Illinois unveils $250M grant program to help small businesses

Small business owners in Illinois could soon apply for a new grant program to help those hardest hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pritzker administration announced a new $250 million…

Monday, August 16, 2021
Illinoisans can use online Vax Verify system to show proof of vaccination

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday launched a new immunization portal dubbed Vax Verify that will allow residents to access their COVID-19 vaccination record online. Read the full story…

Monday, August 9, 2021
Future of ethics in Illinois is in Governor’s hands

It has been over one year since the state’s largest utility, ComEd, admitted it attempted to bribe the sitting Speaker of House, Michael Madigan, in exchange for legislative favors. And…

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…