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Pritzker calls for $15 million loan program to assist areas hit by record-high gas prices

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker announced a low-interest loan program Tuesday to help alleviate the unprecedented financial burden from soaring utility costs for certain...

What Illinois can learn from the Texas energy crisis

When parts of Texas’ independent power grid went offline this week due to unusually extreme cold weather in the south, the amount of expected...

Vaccine operations increase with federal aid

SPRINGFIELD – Vaccine operations and eligibility are expanding across the state as Illinois’ seven-day rolling positivity rate remained at 3.3 percent for the fourth...

Newly formed Senate committee prioritizes mental health issues amid pandemic

SPRINGFIELD – Leadership in the Illinois Senate has formed a new committee to focus on mental health issues in the current General Assembly as...

State records highest one-day total of vaccines administered

SPRINGFIELD – The number of vaccinations administered in one day in Illinois saw a record spike Tuesday as the statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate...

Three regions cleared for all sports amid lessened COVID-19 restrictions

SPRINGFIELD – All high school sports – including the higher-risk football, basketball, and wrestling – may now be played in three regions of Illinois...

Statewide COVID-19 positivity rate continues to drop

By GRACE BARBICCapitol News Illinoisgbarbic@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The statewide seven-day rolling COVID-19 case positivity rate decreased slightly on Thursday to 6.8 percent, remaining below 8...

Regions could have some mitigations loosened starting Jan. 15

Regions could have some mitigations loosened starting Jan. 15 State lowers age requirement for next phase of vaccine to 65 or older By GRACE BARBICCapitol News...
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