Says increased activity key to state’s economic rebound from pandemic By TIM KIRSININKAS Capitol News Illinois tkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD - In a Senate Tourism and Hospitality Committee hearing Thursday, State Comptroller Susana Mendoza said she is hopeful outdoor events can return as early as this summer with large indoor events such as conventions and trade...
Decrease in state unemployment rate triggered benefit cutoff By SARAH MANSUR Capitol News Illinois smansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Benefits for some unemployed state residents provided under an aid program targeting mostly self-employed and gig workers will be capped at 50 weeks instead of 57, the state announced Wednesday. The shortened period for benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment...
More than 93,000 COVID-19 vaccines administered yesterday in Illinois SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 1,740 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 42 additional deaths on Friday, March 5, 2021. -  Bureau County: 1 male 50s - Champaign County: 1 male 80s - Cook County:...