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Gov. Pritzker Announces $1 Billion in Rebuild Illinois Grants Distributed for Local Infrastructure Projects339726CHAMPAIGN – As summer construction season ramps up, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced the fourth round of $250 million in Rebuild Illinois funded grants is available to advance municipal, township, and county projects across the state. 5/11/2021 3:01:23 PM5/11/2021 3:01:23 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
STATE OF ILLINOIS JOINS MAGICK WOODS PLANS TO ANNOUNCE EXPANSION OF NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS, CREATE NEW JOBS IN AURORA 339755AURORA, Il—The State of Illinois today joined Magick Woods and City of Aurora officials in announcing a major expansion of the company’s North American operations and distribution center in Aurora.5/11/2021 4:09:56 PM5/11/2021 4:09:56 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 1,562 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease669704SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,562 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths. 5/11/2021 4:56:19 PM5/11/2021 4:56:19 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
PRITZKER ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR PROGRAM ASSISTING SMALL BUSINESSES WITH COVID-19 EMERGENCY RELIEF669729SPRINGFIELD—Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced a significant expansion of DCEO’s community navigator program, an outreach model leveraging community partners to help small, minority owned businesses connect with emergency resources during the pandemic. 5/11/2021 5:36:52 PM5/11/2021 5:36:52 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces Program to Vaccinate Workers in Commercial Buildings as Companies Return to Work532541Chicago — To further expand convenient opportunities for Illinoisans to get vaccinated, Governor JB Pritzker launched a new program today that offers building workers and returning office staff a chance to get their shot at work.5/10/2021 3:20:40 PM05/10/2021 3:20:40 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 1,424 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease532785SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,424 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 12 additional deaths. 5/10/2021 4:13:15 PM05/10/2021 4:13:15 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Joins Lion Electric to Announce Company's Plans to Bring First-Ever U.S. Manufacturing Facility to Illinois216957Governor JB Pritzker today joined elected officials and the Lion Electric Company — a Canadian based manufacturer of all-electric medium and heavy-duty urban vehicles — to announce a significant investment in Illinois, with plans to build the company’s first-ever U.S. manufacturing facility and the largest plant of its kind in the country. A minimum of $70 million will be invested to build a new facility dedicated to producing medium and heavy-duty electric vehicles (EVs) in the U.S. The facility is expected to come online in the second half of 2022, setting into motion annual production capacity of 20,000 zero-emission vehicles a year, and creating at least 745 jobs for Illinoisans.5/7/2021 2:00:42 PM05/7/2021 2:00:42 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker announces $94 million from Rebuild Illinois to revitalize airports 216966SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that $94 million will be made available to improve public airports throughout the state through the historic, bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital program.5/7/2021 2:21:29 PM05/7/2021 2:21:29 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 3,321 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease667743SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,321 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 36 additional deaths.5/7/2021 4:41:37 PM05/7/2021 4:41:37 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Urges Illinois to 'Start Seeing Motorcycles'565386SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois, joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and motorcycle safety advocates to remind all users of the road to Start Seeing Motorcycles. 5/5/2021 9:50:44 PM05/5/2021 9:50:44 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js