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Since 2019, Governor JB Pritzker and the General Assembly have focused on protecting and enhancing the lives of Illinoisans in every corner of the state. See how the administration has helped communities across Illinois.

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Illinois Celebrates World Trade Month and Announces International Business Development Opportunities for Exporters1238361CHICAGO – As Illinois celebrates World Trade Month, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced the 2022 trade show schedule and additional international business development opportunities to assist companies in starting or expanding global sales.5/16/2022 9:43:41 PM5/16/2022 9:43:41 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Governor Pritzker Signs Hospital Assessment Program Expansion1238496Chicago—Governor JB Pritzker today signed HB1950, extending and expanding the Hospital Assessment Program through 2026. The legislation helps ensure cash-flow predictability for hospitals, tying greater funding to higher Medicaid utilization to protect safety net hospitals.5/17/2022 5:25:03 PM5/17/2022 5:25:03 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Governor Pritzker Signs Legislation Supporting Rural Healthcare Expansion, Coordination1238564Chicago- Governor JB Pritzker today signed two bills designed to provide better access to healthcare for rural Illinoisans. SB3017 amends the Loan Repayment Assistance for Physicians Act to address the shortage of healthcare providers, particularly for obstetrical services, in rural committees.5/17/2022 7:15:38 PM5/17/2022 7:15:38 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Governor Pritzker Announces Record-Setting $11.2 Million in Funding to Support Family Planning Services Throughout Illinois 244640CHICAGO — Governor Pritzker today announced that the State of Illinois has received $5.4 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that will support and expand access to equitable and affordable family planning services for low-income populations across Illinois. 5/16/2022 6:43:48 PM05/16/2022 6:43:48 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Governor Pritzker Signs Legislation Aimed at Protecting LGBTQ Older Adults244652Chicago- Governor Pritzker signed SB3490, an amendment to the Illinois Act on Aging designating specific protections and services for older LGBTQ adults. This signing took place on National Honor Your LGBTQ Elders Day, a day of recognition for older LGBTQ individuals who fought for equality and led the movement for equality still active today. The amended act creates the Illinois Commission on LGBTQ Aging to investigate and advise on improving services and needs of older LGBTQ adults.5/16/2022 7:16:25 PM05/16/2022 7:16:25 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration Awards $4 Million in Grant Funding for Projects Along Route 661595235SPRINGFIELD - Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced $4 million in grant awards for various projects across the state designed to spur tourism, bolster educational opportunities, and support an increase of Electric Vehicle (EV) travel – which will create and modernize attractions along the Mother Road leading up to the 100th Anniversary of Route 66. 5/16/2022 4:31:29 PM05/16/2022 4:31:29 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Governor Pritzker Signs Legislation Addressing Rise in Organized Retail Thefts1196371CHICAGO – Governor Pritzker today joined Attorney General Kwame Raoul, lawmakers, advocates, and law enforcement officials to sign legislation designed to combat a nationwide rise in coordinated retail thefts.5/13/2022 4:45:34 PM05/13/2022 4:45:34 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 40,026 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week1196373SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 40,026 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 45 deaths since May 6, 2022.5/13/2022 6:07:58 PM05/13/2022 6:07:58 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Takes Bill Action1594960Gov. Pritzker Takes Bill Action5/16/2022 1:08:40 PM05/16/2022 1:08:40 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Governor JB Pritzker Calls on Federal Lawmakers to Protect Women's Rights with Roe v. Wade Under Threat 1196391Thank you, and good morning. With the Supreme Court’s anti-choice majority poised to further restrict reproductive rights and overturn Roe v. Wade, the nation is on the precipice of eliminating a federal right that has been the law of the land for 50 years. It’s shameful and wrong.5/11/2022 2:53:48 PM05/11/2022 2:53:48 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js