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Governor's Office Staffer Tests Positive for COVID-19, Governor and All Close Contacts to Self-Isolate for 14 Days1552802CHICAGO – After a member of Governor JB Pritzker's staff tested positive for COVID-19, the governor and all other close contacts will self-isolate for a 14-day period, pursuant to state and federal public health guidelines.9/29/2020 3:09:07 PM9/29/2020 3:09:07 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State of Illinois Announces U of I Research Park One of 24 Recipients Nationwide for the SBA FAST Grant1555730CHAMPAIGN – The State of Illinois today announced that EnterpriseWorks, the tech incubator at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Research Park, has been awarded a competitive grant through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to support the growth and development of tech companies across the state. 9/29/2020 3:54:14 PM9/29/2020 3:54:14 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 1,362 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease 1555979SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,362 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths.9/29/2020 4:59:17 PM9/29/2020 4:59:17 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 2,514 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease 768276SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,514 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths.9/25/2020 4:59:24 PM09/25/2020 4:59:24 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
17 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease768289SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 24 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase.9/25/2020 5:12:24 PM09/25/2020 5:12:24 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration Provides $140 Million to Medicaid Providers on Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic768290Springfield – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) announced the distribution of $140 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act payments to Medicaid providers to offset the costs of fighting the coronavirus pandemic. This first round of funding will help Medicaid providers cover COVID-19 related costs, such as hazard pay for direct care workers, personal protective equipment purchases, and other previously unbudgeted expenditures incurred. 9/25/2020 5:26:25 PM09/25/2020 5:26:25 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg2070129/23/2020 9:58:43 PM09/23/2020 9:58:43 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 1,848 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus Disease 456057SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,848 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional confirmed deaths.9/23/2020 4:37:56 PM09/23/2020 4:37:56 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Pritzker Administration Announces $20 Million in Rebuild Illinois Funding for Unsewered Communities456069SPRINGFIELD —Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Director John Kim today announced two grant opportunities with $20 million in funding available to assist communities with inadequate or nonexistent wastewater collection and treatment facilities.9/23/2020 5:36:32 PM09/23/2020 5:36:32 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State Regulated Utility Moratorium Extended through Winter 2021 for Eligible Customers 193581Springfield, IL – On Monday, the Illinois Commerce Commission announced the moratorium on disconnections has voluntarily been extended by several state regulated utilities through the Winter 2021 for eligible low-income residential customers, and those who self-report to utilities that they are experiencing financial or COVID-19 hardship. 9/22/2020 2:43:37 PM09/22/2020 2:43:37 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js