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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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

Illinois News: Mayor Emanuel Announces $8.8 Million In Latest Round Of Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grant Awards

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel yesterday announced that seven local businesses and neighborhood organizations from Chicago’s South, West and Southwest sides will receive $8.8 million as part of the City’s latest round of Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grant awards.  Among the grantees are a North Lawndale grocery store, an Austin performing arts center and a … Continue reading Illinois News: Mayor Emanuel Announces $8.8 Million In Latest Round Of Neighborhood Opportunity Fund Grant Awards

Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Solstice Announce Company is Doubling Size of North American Headquarters in Chicago

Digital Innovation Firm Moving into New 60,000-Square-Foot Headquarters in the Gogo Building CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined digital innovation firm Solstice to announce a major expansion of its North American headquarters to a 60,000-square-foot space in the West Loop.  The move was prompted as a result of sustained growth across all … Continue reading Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Solstice Announce Company is Doubling Size of North American Headquarters in Chicago

Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Streetlight Modernization Program Has Reached Major Milestone

In One Year Smart Lighting Program has Installed More than 76,000 Modern Lights Across All 50 Chicago Wards CHICAGO, IL – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the Chicago Smart Lighting Program (CSLP) is wrapping up its first year and has installed new lights in all of the city’s 50 wards.  To date more than … Continue reading Illinois News: Chicago Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Streetlight Modernization Program Has Reached Major Milestone