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Public Health Officials Announce 123,812 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease Over the Past Week2514SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 123,812 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 843 deaths since January 21, 2022. 1/28/2022 6:00:27 PM1/28/2022 6:00:27 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State of Illinois Reminds Residents to Claim Valuable Tax Benefits2548CHICAGO- With thousands of Illinoisans missing out on the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and state Earned Tax Credit (EIC) each tax season, Governor JB Pritzker is reminding qualifying taxpayers to take advantage of these benefits.1/28/2022 6:30:21 PM1/28/2022 6:30:21 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Governor Pritzker Kicks Off 'Illinois Works' Pre-Apprenticeship Program to Prepare Students for Jobs in the Construction Trades788804CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today joined partner organization Rebuilding Exchange to discuss the Illinois Works pre-apprenticeship program.1/27/2022 5:43:54 PM01/27/2022 5:43:54 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces Nearly $220 Million in Rebuild Illinois Funding to Support Local Transit, Ports Projects 527628METRO EAST – Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that almost $111.4 million has been awarded to transit providers downstate as part of the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.1/26/2022 5:46:13 PM01/26/2022 5:46:13 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Appoints Ann McCabe as a Commissioner of the ICC527768Springfield, IL – Effective February 1, 2022, Governor JB Pritzker has appointed Ann McCabe to a five-year term on the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). McCabe has over 25 years of energy and environmental policy and regulatory experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She previously served on the Commission from March 2012-January 2017. 1/26/2022 7:40:23 PM01/26/2022 7:40:23 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces $47 Million in Broadband Capital Investments to Advance State's Largest-Ever Broadband Expansion527769SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Office of Broadband today announced $47 million in funding for 22 projects in every region of the state through the second round of Connect Illinois, the state’s broadband expansion plan.1/26/2022 8:25:18 PM01/26/2022 8:25:18 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration Awards $55 Million to Improve Housing Accessibility and Stability for Vulnerable Residents 527801CHICAGO – The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Board announced the conditional award of more than $55.7 million in state and federal resources that will finance the creation or preservation of permanent supportive housing across the state.1/26/2022 8:18:57 PM01/26/2022 8:18:57 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker, Lawmakers, Stakeholders Announce COVID-19 Sick Leave Initiative for Vaccinated School Staff 725138CHICAGO – After productive conversations, Gov. Pritzker, the Illinois Education Association, the Illinois Federation of Teachers and other stakeholders announced that they have negotiated a compromise that will keep students and teachers safely in the classroom without penalizing vaccinated employees for taking COVID-required sick time. 1/24/2022 8:04:08 PM01/24/2022 8:04:08 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois Department of Public Health Recognizes Two-Year Anniversary of First COVID-19 Case in Illinois725172SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) continues to urge people to get vaccinated and boosted as it marks the two-year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case reported in Illinois. Two years later, IDPH is reporting more than 30,000 COVID-19 deaths in Illinois. 1/24/2022 9:06:46 PM01/24/2022 9:06:46 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Advances Vision to Rebuild I-80, Announces Next Phase of Houbolt Road Project in Joliet1550331JOLIET – Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) were joined by local officials today to announce the next phase of construction on the new Houbolt Road bridge and interchange, a critical piece of the governor’s $1.2 billion commitment to improve and modernize Interstate 80 through the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program. The entire project, funded by an estimated $200 million in public and private funding, will create hundreds of construction and permanent jobs while improving safety and intermodal activity throughout the region. 1/20/2022 5:02:02 PM01/20/2022 5:02:02 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js