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State’s revenue picture improves as economy recovers

New numbers come as lawmakers try to finalize new budget By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Illinois budget officials said Thursday that revenues are flowing into state coffers at a…

House advances firearm restraining order expansion

Amends provisions to ‘close loopholes’ in 2019 law By Raymon Troncoso Capitol News Illinois rtroncoso@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House on Wednesday passed a bill that would expand the scope of the Firearms…

Illinois’ coronavirus infection rate continues to drop

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health on Wednesday announced 625 new cases of COVID-19 and 78 additional deaths. There have now been 129,837 cases of coronavirus infection and 6,095 deaths in 101 Illinois…

Rockford included in $270M child care grant

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Joined by child care providers and local officials at the Rock River Valley YMCA Children's Learning Center Wednesday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that Rockford will be included in the $270 million Child Care…

Illinois COVID-19 cases continue to drop

Staff Report SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday announced 867 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including 43 additional confirmed deaths. Sunday's deaths include 33 Cook County: a man in his…