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Public Health Officials Announce 2,022 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease635221SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,022 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 44 additional deaths. 2/24/2021 5:41:31 PM02/24/2021 5:41:31 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
GOV. PRITZKER ANNOUNCES $4 MILLION INVESTMENT TO EXPAND CAREER TRAINING FOR AT-RISK YOUTH IN ILLINOIS635244PEORIA, IL—Governor JB Pritzker today announced new investments to the Youth Career Pathways program that will expand training for Illinois youth who face barriers to education, training, and employment.2/24/2021 8:10:35 PM02/24/2021 8:10:35 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois Capital Development Board Announces Construction Kickoff for College of Lake County Student Services/Adult Education Building Project635335WAUKEGAN – The Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) today announced construction has begun on the new Student Services/Adult Education Building on the College of Lake County Lakeshore Campus in Waukegan, Illinois. The $48 million project is moving forward thanks to Governor Pritzker’s bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan, the first in nearly a decade.2/24/2021 8:50:59 PM02/24/2021 8:50:59 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Announces One Million Illinois Children to Receive Monthly Food Aid Following Expansion of Pandemic EBT Program206610SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker today announced that beginning next month, approximately one million children across Illinois will receive additional federally funded food benefits, valued at up to $110 million per month.2/23/2021 6:33:38 PM02/23/2021 6:33:38 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Illinois Capital Development Board Announces Design Firm for Rebuild Illinois Funded Renovation and Construction of Nursing Building at Chicago State University 206760CHICAGO – The Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) has selected Stantec Architecture as the preferred architectural design firm for the renovation and construction of the Nursing Lab and Simulated Hospital at Chicago State University. CDB will oversee the project’s design and construction in accordance with the protocol for state-appropriated projects.2/23/2021 8:38:25 PM02/23/2021 8:38:25 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Calls for Low-Interest Loan Program for Small Municipalities Impacted by Record High Gas Prices207406SPRINGFIELD – Building on efforts by the administration to respond to recent extreme weather conditions across Illinois, Governor Pritzker called on the Illinois Finance Authority (IFA) to develop a $15 million low-interest loan program to help small municipalities that have been financially impacted by record high natural gas prices due to extreme weather conditions. 2/23/2021 9:26:22 PM02/23/2021 9:26:22 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Gov. Pritzker Signs Legislation Transforming Illinois' Criminal Justice System204276CHICAGO – Building on efforts to create a more equitable and safe criminal justice system, Governor JB Pritzker signed landmark legislation that transforms Illinois’ criminal justice system. This landmark legislation ends a pretrial detention system that benefits the wealthy, expands training and wellness programs for law enforcement, modernizes sentencing laws, and prioritizes treatment and rehabilitation for low-level drug crimes.2/22/2021 8:33:45 PM02/22/2021 8:33:45 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
State of Illinois Launches Two Additional State-Supported Mass Vaccination Sites in Rockford and Collinsville204367CHICAGO – Building on a robust infrastructure to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible Illinois residents in an equitable manner, Governor JB Pritzker today announced the launch of two additional state-supported mass vaccination sites in Rockford and Collinsville. 2/22/2021 8:55:03 PM02/22/2021 8:55:03 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 2,219 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease82210SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 2,219 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 63 additional deaths.2/19/2021 5:40:19 PM02/19/2021 5:40:19 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js
Public Health Officials Announce 1,966 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease65441SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 1,966 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 72 additional deaths. 2/18/2021 5:52:07 PM02/18/2021 5:52:07 PMFalse41;041~sitecollection/_catalogs/masterpage/Display Templates/Search/SOI_Item_IISNews.js