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Executive and Legislative Achievements

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.

 Governor's Press Releases



Gov. Pritzker Advances I-57 Widening in Southern Illinois, Cornerstone Project Of Historic Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan 1090972BENTON – Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation today were joined by local officials and community leaders to announce the next phase of the Interstate 57 widening through Southern Illinois, another cornerstone project of the governor’s historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. 12/8/2021 4:09:38 PM012/8/2021 4:09:38 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration Announces Over $16.8 Million in Grants for New Wastewater Infrastructure1091042ALTO PASS — Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Director John J. Kim today announced $16,878,529 in grants have been awarded to five communities across the state through IEPA’s Unsewered Communities Construction Grant Program (UCCGP).12/8/2021 6:19:05 PM012/8/2021 6:19:05 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
PESTICIDE APPLICATOR TESTING NOW AVAILABLE 1091046SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is offering in-person and online pesticide exam options this season. Online pesticide exams are available now and utilize an online exam proctoring service. There will be a small fee of $12 paid directly to the online proctoring service for those who take the online exam. 12/8/2021 6:01:15 PM012/8/2021 6:01:15 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Walker's Bluff Resort and Casino 1091070CARTERVILLE — Governor JB Pritzker today joined elected officials, stakeholders, and labor leaders to break ground on the new Walker’s Bluff Resort and Casino.12/8/2021 8:23:13 PM012/8/2021 8:23:13 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois Office of Tourism Honors Tourism Industry Leaders with Excellence in Tourism Awards and Silver Lining Stories654393 CHICAGO -The 2021 Illinois Governor’s Conference on Travel & Tourism kicked off Monday, Dec. 6, at Navy Pier in Chicago with an awards ceremony honoring tourism leaders’ contribution to the industry including special recognition for how communities responded throughout the pandemic.12/7/2021 3:05:45 PM012/7/2021 3:05:45 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois State Fire Marshal Stresses Fire Safety During the Holiday Season654412Springfield, Ill – Many will be decking the halls to celebrate this holiday season. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) more than two of every five home decoration fires occur due to decorations being placed too close to a heat source. More than one-third of home decoration fires are started by candles. The NFPA also reports that US fire departments responded to an average of 780 home structure fires per year that began with decorations between 2013-2017.12/7/2021 3:31:03 PM012/7/2021 3:31:03 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces $42 Million Water Assistance Program for Low-Income Households1173100CHICAGO —Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced a new program available to assist low-income Illinois families experiencing economic hardship. 12/7/2021 7:56:42 PM012/7/2021 7:56:42 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Governor Pritzker Announces Applications Now Open For Nearly $300 Million in Additional COVID-19 Emergency Assistance for Illinois Renters and Landlords 1186361CHICAGO – Building on Illinois’ COVID-19 support response for Illinois renters and landlords, the Illinois Housing Development Authority announced that applications are now open for the second round of the Illinois Rental Payment (ILRPP) program, which Governor Pritzker announced on October 27. 12/6/2021 6:50:53 PM012/6/2021 6:50:53 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
URGENT NOTICE Notice to Proceed Memo1186823The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of:12/6/2021 10:25:31 PM012/6/2021 10:25:31 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 42,559 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week1173761SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 42,559 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 182 additional deaths since November 26, 2021. 12/3/2021 6:09:51 PM012/3/2021 6:09:51 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js