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 Governor's Press Releases



IDPH Urges Public to Protect Loved Ones from COVID-19, Other Respiratory Viruses & Food-borne Illnesses During Thanksgiving Holiday21442CHICAGO – With many families planning to gather for Thanksgiving, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging Illinoisans to celebrate the holiday safely11/23/2022 7:47:01 PM011/23/2022 7:47:01 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen Ayala Announces Retirement1537609Springfield—State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carmen Ayala has announced plans to retire at the end of her current contract, which concludes January 31st, 2023. 11/18/2022 3:57:21 PM011/18/2022 3:57:21 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
IDPH Urges Public to Protect Loved Ones from COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Viruses During Thanksgiving Holiday1537610CHICAGO – With COVID-19 cases and other respiratory viruses circulating in many areas of the state, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging Illinoisans to take precautions and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday safely without spreading the virus to family and friends.11/18/2022 7:03:57 PM011/18/2022 7:03:57 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois Reaches 17 Consecutive Months of Job Growth in October1537616SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate increased +0.1 percentage point to 4.6 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased by +3,600 in October, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and released by IDES.11/17/2022 5:26:53 PM011/17/2022 5:26:53 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois Not-for-Profit Security Grant Program provides $20 million for organizations at risk of terrorist attack1537617SPRINGFIELD –Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) announced a grant opportunity for not-for-profit organizations across Illinois.11/17/2022 7:25:15 PM011/17/2022 7:25:15 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State of Illinois Launches $5 Million Grant Match Program to Spur Innovation in Cutting Edge Technologies1537620CHICAGO - Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced $5 million in state-funded matching grants for businesses who have received federal funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.11/17/2022 9:10:24 PM011/17/2022 9:10:24 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois Office of Tourism Announces 30 Small Businesses Inducted into the Illinois Made Program1537622CHICAGO - Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced that 30 small businesses or ‘Makers’ have been recognized as part of the Illinois Made program.11/16/2022 6:52:52 PM011/16/2022 6:52:52 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State of Illinois Celebrates National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 14-201537629SPRINGFIELD – The State of Illinois today kicked off the eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week. To celebrate the occasion, Governor JB Pritzker issued a proclamation highlighting the importance of apprenticeships in expanding career opportunities for Illinoisans of all backgrounds. 11/16/2022 4:37:46 PM011/16/2022 4:37:46 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Governor Pritzker Releases Five-Year Forecast Showing Projected Long-term Budgetary Deficits Nearly Eliminated1537630SPRINGFIELD -- The Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB) released the annual Illinois Economic and Fiscal Policy Report showing under Governor Pritzker’s leadership Illinois is in its best fiscal shape in decades11/14/2022 6:58:56 PM011/14/2022 6:58:56 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration Announces More Than $1 Billion in Emergency Rental Assistance Disbursed to Renters and Landlords1537631CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) today announced that with the closure of the Illinois Rental Payment Program Round 2 (ILRPP2), nearly $1.02 billion in emergency rental assistance provided by Congress to the state of Illinois has been distributed to 137,372 households since 2020.11/14/2022 7:40:52 PM011/14/2022 7:40:52 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js