Illinois

News from across of the state of Illinois.

Illinois was admitted to the union on December 3, 1818, making it the 21st union.  Illinois is the 6th most populous state and 25th largest state measured by land mass.

The state capital is Springfield, Illinois.

Illinois Governor: Bruce Rauner (R)
Illinois Lt. Governor: Evelyn Sanguinetti (R)
Illinois Attorney General: Lisa Madigan (D)

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Chicago News: Chicago Police Department Announce 10-Year Low in January Homicides

Crime reductions also include 20-year lows in robberies, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts CHICAGO, IL (STL.News) – Last year’s crime reduction efforts carried over into the first month of 2019, with Chicago setting record low figures for murders, shootings, robberies, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts.  Overall, crime was down nine percent citywide in January, compared to the … Continue reading Chicago News: Chicago Police Department Announce 10-Year Low in January Homicides

Illinois News: Statement From Mayor Emanuel On The Passing Of Former Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released the following statement today: “From the Peace Corps to elected office, Mayor Weisner was a remarkable man who honorably made public service his life’s work.  From advocating for equitable state education funding to promoting statewide economic development programs, I could always count on him to be an … Continue reading Illinois News: Statement From Mayor Emanuel On The Passing Of Former Aurora Mayor Tom Weisner

Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces $2.07 Million Boost in Funding to Support Employment of Returning Citizens and Neighborhood Beautification Efforts

Additional Funds Will Fund and Support 2,595 Employment and Job Readiness Opportunities CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that his 2019 budget proposal will include an additional $2.07 million investment to support the employment of returning citizens and beautification efforts in communities with elevated levels of gun violence.  Over 200 more returning … Continue reading Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces $2.07 Million Boost in Funding to Support Employment of Returning Citizens and Neighborhood Beautification Efforts

Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Joins First Midwest Bank for a Ribbon Cutting at the Company’s New Headquarters in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined First Midwest Bank, one of the largest independent banks throughout Chicago and in Illinois, for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the company’s new headquarters in Chicago.  The relocation from Itasca to the City comes as First Midwest is experiencing five years of continued growth. “Chicago is … Continue reading Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Joins First Midwest Bank for a Ribbon Cutting at the Company’s New Headquarters in Chicago

Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces Plans to Create Riverwalk Community Marketplace

New Program Will Enhance Existing Concessions Program and Highlight Minority and Women-Owned Neighborhood Businesses CHICAGO, IL – Chicago, IL Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and the Department of Fleet and Facility Management (2FM) today announced plans to develop the Riverwalk Community Marketplace, a new concessions program to highlight … Continue reading Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces Plans to Create Riverwalk Community Marketplace

Illinois News: Leading Global IT, Cybersecurity Technology Firm, OneSpan, Relocates Headquarters to Chicago

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined OneSpan CEO Scott Clements to open the company’s global headquarters in Chicago at 121 W. Wacker Drive.  OneSpan relocated its headquarters to downtown Chicago in March to address the growing need for engaged, forward-thinking and energetic tech talent and has already grown its office to nearly … Continue reading Illinois News: Leading Global IT, Cybersecurity Technology Firm, OneSpan, Relocates Headquarters to Chicago

Chicago News: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CPS Announce Record High Math Scores, Strong Reading Scores On National Exam

Chicago’s Expansion to Free, Full-Day Pre-K for All 4-Year-Olds Lays Even Stronger Foundation for Elementary Students CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson today announced that more Chicago elementary students than ever before are meeting or exceeding standards for math, and that reading scores held steady at their … Continue reading Chicago News: Mayor Rahm Emanuel, CPS Announce Record High Math Scores, Strong Reading Scores On National Exam

Illinois News: Governor Bruce Rauner extends health insurance to fertility preservation

Egg or sperm freezing keeps hope of parenthood alive for young cancer patients; Governor notes ‘extraordinary’ year of advancement for health care in Illinois CHICAGO, IL – Young cancer patients struggling for survival no longer have to give up the prospect of parenthood when they undergo potentially sterilizing treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. … Continue reading Illinois News: Governor Bruce Rauner extends health insurance to fertility preservation