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Delivering on Key Equity Goal, Pritzker Administration Awards $31.5 Million in First Ever Restore, Reinvest, and Renew Program Grants to Organizations Across the State632636CHICAGO— Using revenue from adult-use cannabis sales, the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA) today announced 80 grants totaling $31.5 million to organizations to help the communities hardest hit by the failed war on drugs. The organizations’ work includes violence prevention, legal aid, and re-entry services.1/22/2021 3:45:47 PM1/22/2021 3:45:47 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Region 4 Moves to Tier 2 - All Regions out of Tier 3 Mitigations632685SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 4 (Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Washington) is moving to Tier 2 effective today. All 11 regions have now moved out of Tier 3 mitigations. If metrics continue to improve or are stable, regions 10 and 11 are on track to advance to Tier 1 on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Information about which tier and phase regions are in can be found at the top of the IDPH website homepage. 1/22/2021 4:25:12 PM1/22/2021 4:25:12 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces Chair Appointment to the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority632694Building on a strong team of diverse experts in their fields, Governor JB Pritzker announced the following appointment in his administration: 1/22/2021 4:42:56 PM1/22/2021 4:42:56 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 7,042 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease632811SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 7,042 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 95 additional deaths.1/22/2021 6:04:01 PM1/22/2021 6:04:01 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
PRITZKER ADMINISTRATION INVESTS OVER $3 MILLION IN COMMUNITY NAVIGATORS AND OTHER SUPPORTS TO HELP ILLINOIS SMALL BUSINESSES ACCESS PPP AND FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS632837SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker today announced new investments by the State of Illinois to help more small businesses access federal COVID-19 emergency programs. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) will direct a $3.4 million investment to expand community navigator outreach programs and technical assistance services provided through the State’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs).1/22/2021 6:14:38 PM1/22/2021 6:14:38 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Statewide Unemployment Rate Up, Jobs Nearly Unchanged in December632968SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate increased +0.7 percentage point to 7.6 percent, while nonfarm payrolls were nearly unchanged, down -2,500 jobs in December, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES. 1/22/2021 7:02:16 PM1/22/2021 7:02:16 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Governor Pritzker Announces Initial Launch of Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Plan633015CHICAGO — Building on the state’s progress in administering the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker announced the state will move into the early stages of Phase 1B of the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Plan beginning on Monday, January 25. While federal vaccine shipments to states remain limited, the state is aggressively building out provider capacity to ensure efficient distribution as soon as more vaccine becomes available.1/22/2021 7:18:09 PM1/22/2021 7:18:09 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Region 6 Moves to Phase 4 and Region 7 Advances to Tier 1626135SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 6 (Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby, Vermillion) is returning to Phase 4 of the Restore Plan and Region 7 (Kankakee and Will) is advancing to Tier 1. Information about which tier and phase regions are in can be found at the top of the IDPH website homepage.1/21/2021 4:01:39 PM01/21/2021 4:01:39 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Joins Bipartisan Governors and Lt. Governors from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin to Encourage Everyone to Make a Plan and Get Vaccinated 630662CHICAGO – Today, Governor Pritzker and governors and lieutenant governors from Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin joined together to encourage everyone to make a plan for how they can get the safe and effective vaccine once they become eligible.1/21/2021 5:46:30 PM01/21/2021 5:46:30 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 4,979 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease630984SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,979 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 123 additional deaths.1/21/2021 6:05:19 PM01/21/2021 6:05:19 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js