More than 150 local chambers of commerce will be awarded a share of $5 million in grant funding through the state’s Back to Business (B2B) Local Chambers program.The state’s B2B Local Chambers program, which the Illinois Department of Economic Opportunity administers, provides additional support for local […]
Public infrastructure is getting a boost, as the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) has announced the recipients of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).This funding will support essential water, sewer, and drainage system repairs, benefiting Illinois residents and improving overall quality of life. The […]
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has announced grant recipients for local projects to improve safety and accessibility for children traveling to school. Safe Routes to School is a federal program managed by IDOT that aims to improve safety and encourage active transportation around elementary, middle, and […]
The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office is warning Illinois residents of a data breach that may have exposed their personal data.Out of an abundance of caution, around 50,000 residents received letters concerning a “data security incident” that occurred in early April. The letter stated that an […]
The Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) held public meetings during the week about the proposed closure of Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill and Logan Correctional Center, a women’s prison located in Lincoln.In March, the Pritzker Administration announced plans to demolish and rebuild […]
The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police are participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign, urging drivers to buckle up and be safe on the roadways. This annual initiative aims to crack down on seat belt violations […]
The Governor’s Hometown Awards (GHTA) program is now accepting applications for projects that made a meaningful impact on local quality of life from January 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023. The program honors those who’ve gone above and beyond to enhance their communities. Townships, villages, cities, […]
Legislation to amend the Emergency Telephone System Act to explicitly include sheriffs as eligible members on local 9-1-1 boards recently passed the General Assembly. The hope is to recognize the role sheriffs play in ensuring the safety and well-being of our communities. House Bill 5128 addresses […]
Senate Republican lawmakers say the State Treasurer’s Office is politicizing the management of nearly $60 billion in state investments. Senate Republicans said it’s the Treasurer’s duty to protect the state’s investment portfolio and implement savings programs to help Illinois residents create a better future for themselves […]
A controversial new law that would drastically change the state’s election laws and reduce competition at the ballot box was ruled unconstitutional by a Sangamon County judge on June 5. Senate Bill 2412, which was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in May, would make significant […]