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 Governor's Press Releases



Gov. Pritzker Confirms Illinois will Enter Bridge Phase of Reopening Plan on May 14th 670279CHICAGO –Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) confirmed today the entire state will move into the Bridge Phase of the Restore Illinois reopening plan tomorrow, Friday, May 14th. The Bridge Phase is the final step before the full reopening of Phase 5. 5/13/2021 4:39:57 PM05/13/2021 4:39:57 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Back to Summer Fun: Gov. Pritzker Announces 50,000 Free Six Flags Tickets in Effort to Vaccinate Youth in Underserved Communities670280GURNEE — Following yesterday’s expansion of vaccine eligibility to 12- to 15-year-olds, Governor JB Pritzker announced that Six Flags Great America – the Thrill Capital of the Midwest – will offer 50,000 free tickets to their parks in Gurnee and Rockford to newly vaccinated Illinois residents. 5/13/2021 4:51:01 PM05/13/2021 4:51:01 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 1,918 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease670293SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,918 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths. 5/13/2021 5:07:34 PM05/13/2021 5:07:34 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
GOMB Issues Revised, Improved Revenue Estimates 670410SPRINGFIELD – The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget revised upward its General Funds revenue estimates by $1.469 billion for fiscal year 2021 and by $842 million for fiscal year 2022, compared to the estimates published with the Governor’s introduced budget in February 2021. 5/13/2021 6:28:36 PM05/13/2021 6:28:36 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Seeing blue: New EV charging station signs to appear soon along Illinois interstates216464SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that new signs will start appearing along interstate corridors, guiding motorists to charging stations for electric vehicles. The signs are part of a national effort to promote alternative fuels that will also spark economic activity in Illinois communities and follow Gov. JB Pritzker’s commitment to have 750,000 electric vehicles on the road by 2030.5/12/2021 3:13:09 PM05/12/2021 3:13:09 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 1,795 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease223895SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,795 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths. 5/12/2021 5:00:33 PM05/12/2021 5:00:33 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces, "Time For Me to Drive" Campaign to Jumpstart Tourism in Illinois This Summer225803SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker today joined the Illinois Office of Tourism and industry leaders to kick off “Time for Me to Drive,” a new campaign to promote the return of travel across the state. In its first new campaign for tourism since the onset of COVID-19 last year, the State of Illinois is encouraging residents and visitors to get out and enjoy Illinois’ diverse communities and scenic landscapes safely. 5/12/2021 5:30:29 PM05/12/2021 5:30:29 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Vaccination Sites Across Illinois Ready to Administer Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine to Youths Ages 12 through 15512337SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced vaccination locations across the state are prepared to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to youth ages 12 through 15 years after the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend its use. The announcement comes following the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent expansion of the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in those youths. 5/12/2021 9:03:51 PM05/12/2021 9:03:51 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces $1 Billion in Rebuild Illinois Grants Distributed for Local Infrastructure Projects339726CHAMPAIGN – As summer construction season ramps up, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced the fourth round of $250 million in Rebuild Illinois funded grants is available to advance municipal, township, and county projects across the state. 5/11/2021 3:01:23 PM05/11/2021 3:01:23 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
STATE OF ILLINOIS JOINS MAGICK WOODS PLANS TO ANNOUNCE EXPANSION OF NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS, CREATE NEW JOBS IN AURORA 339755AURORA, Il—The State of Illinois today joined Magick Woods and City of Aurora officials in announcing a major expansion of the company’s North American operations and distribution center in Aurora.5/11/2021 4:09:56 PM05/11/2021 4:09:56 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js