SPRINGFIELD – While the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate fell -0.1 percentage point to 3.4 percent, a new record low, the state is responding to a surge of unemployment claims in March due to the impacts of COVID-19. To this point, March unemployment claims total 133,763 compared to 27,493 over the same period in 2019. [Read more...]
Chicago – Building on measures to address challenges facing Illinois working families during the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Pritzker announced increases in SNAP benefits, funding to support people experiencing homelessness, and a stipend to child care providers who have provided child care to essential workers during this crisis. [Read more...]
Chicago – As the state continues to build on its robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for increased demand across the state’s health care system, Governor JB Pritzker announced the “Care Comes First” action plan, a series of efforts led by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to expand medical coverage for residents across the state. [Read more...]
CHICAGO – To further the Governor’s mission to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the State of Illinois during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (“IDFPR”) has announced several actions to increase the number of health care professionals to assist during this critical time.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on Sunday announced 1,105 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional deaths. [Read more...]